The Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid plug-in, the concept car which debuted at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, is now available for order for $845,000.
The 918 Spyder will come equipped with a plug-in hybrid system that consists of a high-revving V8, 500-horsepower engine, combined with two electric motors for an additional 218-horsepower. The electric motors will provide about 16 miles of electric-only driving on a single charge and are powered by a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery that can be charged from any conventional power socket. The Porsche 918 Spyder also features a 7-speed Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) dual clutch transmission, a 0-62 time of 3.2 seconds, and a top speed of 199 mph.
The 918 Spyder Hybrid plug-in is similar to the concept shown at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, but is now based on a carbon fiber reinforced plastic monocoque and will feature a manual roof system with removable panels that can be stowed away in the front luggage compartment.
In order to keep the interest high, Porsche is also releasing the special edition 911 Turbo S “Edition 918 Spyder”. This offer will only be available to customers of the Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid plug-in and only 918 models will be made. The 911 Turbo S “Edition 918 Spyder” special edition will be available June 2011 in coupe and cabrio versions for $161,650 and $173,050, respectively.
Production for the Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid plug-in will begin September 18, 2013 at Porsche’s plant in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, Germany, where only 918 models will be made as well.
Watch the Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid plug-in make its driving debut on a closed road in Monterey, California.