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It is no surprise that Bloomberg is reporting that the Porsche 918 Spyder will be the most expensive car the Stuttgart company has ever produced. The car is jammed pack with technological innovations that allow supercar performance and style and hybrid emissions and fuel economy, and developing a car like that isn’t cheap.
The price that Bloomberg brings up is $630,000, which comes from two insiders dealing with the project. While it was just a show car when revealed at Geneva in March, Porsche has gathered over 2,000 customers interested in the 918 Spyder that will help drive the car to production and only 1000 of those need to be ready to put a down payment for the car to make building the car feasible.
While most hybrid supercars brought out at Geneva this year were based off of current production cars, like the Lotus Evora or the Ferrari 599, the 918 Spyder concept was a whole new car. The car would reach a top speed of 199 mph, reach 62 mph in 3.2 seconds, and get nearly 78 miles per gallon using a new 500 horsepower V-8 and two electric motors producing
a combined 218 horsepower each.
The company’s decision to build the car won’t come until sometime in the fall.