There are almost 900 Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid prototype buyers already lined up, according to reports.
Porsche unveiled the 918 Spyder at the Geneva motor show last month, and will give the car the production go-ahead once it has 1000 pledges of interest, Porsche’s development chief, Wolfgang Duerheimer, told the Bloomberg news agency.
“I’m confident that we will soon reach the threshold of 1000,” said Duerheimer. “We need 1000 seriously interested people to make a sound business case.”
Duerheimer also confirmed that Porsche's product strategy for the medium term will be confirmed in the next six months, after talks with VW on platform and parts sharing were complete.
“We’re very optimistic that we’ll be able to further expand our leading position in the sports-car segment,” he said.
The 918 Spyder is powered by493bhp V8 engine and electric drive-systems allowing the vehicle to go up to 15.6 miles on electric power alone.