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Report: Porsche 918 Spyder To Cost $630,000

 
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Porsche 918 Spyder Concept

The Porsche 918 Spyder almost broke the Internet with sheer awesomeness when it was unveiled in Geneva this year, and now it's set to do it again. The reason this time: the price. It's rumored to start from about $630,000.

That's after the conversion from Euros, naturally, but it still makes for a figure to start tongues wagging. Not because it's so high, but rather because it's so low.

How can a car that costs nearly two-thirds of a million dollars be priced low? Easy: compare it to the competition. Oh, wait, there is none. The 918 Spyder is in a class by itself--a brutally quick hybrid with supercar performance, a claimed 78 mpg, and the ability to run on pure electricity. The nearest thing is Audi's e-tron or the planned SLS AMG electric, but neither promise the outright performance of the 918 Spyder, and neither look nearly as impressive, either.

Even comparing it to plain ol' run-of-the-mill hypercars like the Aston Martin One-77 makes it seem like a steal: the Aston starts from $1.7 million, and offers roughly similar performance, though it does get another 20 or so mph of top speed beyond the 918 Spyder's 198 mph. It doesn't hurt that the Spyder is also a stunner in the visual department, taking the essence of the Carrera GT into the 21st century.

So what do you think? Is the 918 Spyder's $630,000 a (relative) bargain? Or would you rather have the three or four brand new Ferraris the price would buy? Let us know in the comments below.

[Bloomberg, Auto Evolution]



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  1. Well shit guess I'm only getting 2.
     
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  2. Of course it is a bargain. IF I HAD THE MEANS i WOULD BUY IT and flaunt it in front of all the environmentalists! Porsche should step up and make it. They would make a huge statement and standard for other sportscar brands to follow.
     
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  3. ill take it think of the price in a next few years.
     
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  4. I am not easily impressed. I have owned very fast cars and motorcycles and the cost is not the reason for buying this car.
    I used to own two vehicles that could match all the figures listed above, less the gas mileage. I have photos of all my cars and motorcycles for reference, and I occasionally look back and remember 192mph and 0-60mph in 2.8 seconds. It was fun, but it got boring so I moved on to more exciting things.
    The Porsche looks OK, but I would put my money somewhere else. Money does weird things to people, don't let it control you.
     
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