posted 5 years ago

Order books open for the new Porsche 918 Spyder

The Porsche 918 Spyder won’t be officially on sale until November 2013 but it’s available to order now

The Porsche 918 Spyder won’t be officially on sale until November 2013 but it’s available to order now. The total price for a UK customer will be approximately £680,000.

The new Porsche 918 Spyder is a plug in hybrid with a four litre V8 petrol engine producing over 500bhp and two electric motors contributing a further 218bhp. The Porsche 918 Spyder is capable of 0-62mph in just 3.2 seconds and can reach a top speed of around 200mph. In electric mode it can manage 94mph and has a range of 16 miles. Porsche also predicts combined fuel economy of 94mpg and co2 emissions of 70g/km. These figures would actually mean the Porsche 918 Spyder would be exempt from both Vehicle Excise Duty and the London Congestion Charge; this probably wouldn’t be particularly relevant to someone who can afford to pay £680,000 for a car.

Potential customers of the Porsche 918 Spyder are being offered the chance to purchase a special version of the 530bhp 911 Turbo S. The 911 Turbo S Edition 918 Spyder is available in coupé and Cabriolet forms and has various unique features including a badge on the glovebox bearing the same number as the Spyder you ordered.

This special version costs £125,865 in coupé form and £133,553 as a Cabriolet. Plus the price of the 918 Spyder, of course.