Installing itself as the new technologically advanced flagship in the 2015 Porsche line-up, the 918 Spyder demonstrates extremes in environmentally conscious high-performance cars. Operating with a plug-in hybrid powerplant layout, the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder enlists the momentum of a gasoline engine and powerful electric motors. Providing the bulk of the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder’s performance, a 608-horsepower, mid-mounted 4.6-liter V-8 engine features gasoline direct injection and a dry-sump oiling system. With one mounted to the front axle and one to the rear axle, the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder’s 285-horsepower worth of electric power comes from permanent magnet motors. With an on-board lithium-ion battery, the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder can be driven up to 19 miles solely on electric power. A serious performance supercar, the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds with a top speed potential of 214 miles per hour. Active aerodynamics, ceramic composite brake rotors and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission insure the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder achieves its speed peak. 90 pounds lighter, the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder with the Weissach Package boasts improved high-speed acceleration. For acceleration from 0 to 186 miles per hour, the Weissach Package equipped 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder is one second quicker than the base 918 Spyder. Inside the two-passenger cabin with a removable roof section, automatic climate control system and a multi-touch operable Burmester stereo comes standard.Read more Read less
The Porsche 918 Spyder is all new. It sits at the very top of Porsche's lineup and will only be sold in very small numbers to exclusive clientele. The car is in many ways, a follow up to the ultra-exclusive Carrera GT, sold between 2004 and 2007.
Fastest Porsche ever made; hybrid efficiency; all-wheel drive; beautifully designed; open top motoring
The value of the 918 Spyder is closely tied to its exclusivity and its speed. While owners of lesser Porsches may come across similar cars when cruising around town, 918 Spyder owners should have no such experiences. With a base price of $845,000, it's sure to be one of the rarest cars sold in America. It is also one of the fastest cars sold in America with a top speed of well over 200 mph. However, it does also offer a degree of practicality, with all-wheel drive and the ability to switch to full electric mode for quiet cruising around town. Drop the hammer however and the 918 Spyder will treat drivers to an experience that can't be replicated anywhere at any price.