A couple of our readers recently spotted no less than eight Porsche 918 Spyders in America earlier this month.
According to Jerry, the pair were staying in Moab, Utah, when the convoy arrived in the hotel car park during the middle of the night. All wearing Georgia license plates, they took off early the next morning to continue final testing.
At the heart of this plug-in hybrid hypercar is a 453 kW (608 hp) 4.6-litre V8 engine, which is based on that of the LMP2 RS Spyder race car and is backed up by a hybrid module at the rear along with a electric motor powering the front wheels. When using electric power alone, top speed is 150 km/h (93 mph) with a range of 25 kilometres achievable – depending on driving style but, with the full 661 kW (887 hp) a its disposal, 100 km/h appears in 2.8 seconds and 200 km/h in 7.9s, while top speed is 340 km/h (211 mph).
Pricing starts at 845,000 USD (€633,000) for the base model, rising up to 929,000 USD (€696,000) if you specify the Weissach Package.
Many thanks again to Jerry and Pat.