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.