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.
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.
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.