Several weeks ago, we reported that the Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid will be shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in August to attract potential customers. Now, with the number of interested parties exceeding Porsche's 1000-order target, details have begun to emerge regarding pricing with news of a recovering economy.
According to Automotive News, if produced, the 918 Spyder hybrid could carry a price tag as high as $630,000. The announcement comes in anticipation of an economy on the rebound, and its updated list of potential customers runs 2000 names long. Although official pricing hasn't been announced, the 500-horsepower Porsche hybrid's asking price could be higher than the mid-engined Carrera GTs of several years ago.
"The Spyder will become Porsche's new supercar showpiece project," said Stefan Bratzel, director of the Center of Automotive at the University of Applied Sciences in Bergisch-Gladbach, Germany.
As we've reported, the initial target for the 918 Spyder was 1000 orders. Porsche stands to earn 500 million euros in revenue if even half that number is produced, according to Automotive News.
The 918 Spyder is not Porsche's first hybrid, but Porsche has not yet decided whether or not to produce the limited-run halo car. Aside from making good business sense, we think the design is stunning.
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