The Porsche 918 may cost as much as £420,000 - if Porsche puts it into production

Porsche’s new 918 Spyder is set to become the company’s most expensive car, topping the Carrera GT.

The hybrid supercar may end up being priced at around 500,000 euro (£420,000) – eclipsing the £321,000 Carrera GT – sources connected to the model have told Bloomberg.

See official pics of the Porsche 918 Spyder

The sources have also claimed that more than 2000 expressions of interest have already been received for the car, although an official order book has yet to be opened by Porsche.

The 918 Spyder was one of three hybrid models presented by the Stuttgart-based manufacturer at the Geneva motor show in March.

Porsche 918 Spyder 'on sale'

The 918 Spyder can reportedly get from 0-62mph in just 3.2sec and reach a top speed of almost 200mph. It is powered by a 3.4-litre V8 petrol engine, producing around 500bhp, and two 80kW electric motors allowing the vehicle to run up to 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) on electric power. Its CO2 emissions are 70g/km.

Porsche says that it is capable of lapping the Nürburgring in less than 7m 30s.

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13 July 2010

[quote Autocar]The hybrid supercar may end up being priced at around 500,000 euro (£420,000) – eclipsing the £321,000 Carrera GT – sources connected to the model have told Bloomberg.
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That's quite a lot of money. It'll do well in Hollywood - they can have one of these and a Prius.

13 July 2010

[quote Autocar] The 918 Spyder can reportedly get from 0-62mph in just 3.2sec and reach.[/quote]

As my pals, acolytes, hangers-on off here (call them what you will or don't if you like, but just call them) will know, I shall be expecting this to get from 0-62mph in just 2.9sec and reach; at the very least.

13 July 2010

[quote ischiaragazzo]It'll do well in Hollywood - they can have one of these and a Prius.[/quote]Plus 300 out of 360 days a year sunshine - guaranteed!

13 July 2010

I missed the headlines, is the recession over?

13 July 2010

Never mind Hollywood, they'll all end up in Dubia, so the rich kids can go down the road in something decent to get an ice-cream!, yes but seriously, this is a good car, it looks good, it promises good eco credentials for a supercar, and currently it's the best looking!

Peter Cavellini.

13 July 2010

Sorry but the lines of this car are all over the place.
I get the impression that Porsche are working out how ugly they can make their cars and still have people with more money than taste buying them.

13 July 2010

My boss has been quoted a 2 year wait for his, not sure I want to stay in my crappy job long enough to get a go

13 July 2010

420k??

How much quicker is this than a 911 Turbo S or the latest GT2?

How much do they cost?

13 July 2010

[quote Maj1c]

420k??

How much quicker is this than a 911 Turbo S or the latest GT2?

How much do they cost?

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Thats not really the point, a Veyron is only twice as fast as my diesel Ibiza, but it costs more than twice as much! Theres's not much in life where as things become better you don't pay more and more for ever decreasing gains.

I've always likes Porsche's hypercars they all seem to look like proper Le Mans racers, which appeals to me for some reason. I'm sure they'll build it as a showcase for thier hybrid tech, are they still working with the Williams F1 system?

13 July 2010

Really?! Hmm, another Porsche that doesn't grab me much, but is this time horrendously priced!!

Come on people, tell me how someone could justify £420k on a Porsche?!! The Lexus LFA looked like a mickey take with such a high list price but this has shocked me too! No wonder Porsche are one of the richest car companies in the world.

Also, just to put it into perspective, you could get around 8 Nissan GTR's for that money which will be nigh on as fast (certainly so in normal daily driving conditions) and maybe have enough change for a coffee to take-out!

I must be one of the only people who would happily have a GTR and save a stack of money on more expensive and less able exotica? The only super/fast car I would have over a GTR which costs more is a Gallardo - which is a heart rather than head decision.

Would anyone else join me and get a GTR and save 350-odd grand?! And does anyone else find Porsche's poser image on a par with Ferrari's and hence sits on the ladder behind Lambo and Aston?

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