Porsche make some of the planets finest sports cars. Yet, in September 2013 a car in which Porsche unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show took the term 'sportscar' to whole new levels, not just in performance terms, but using the very latest in hybrid technology too.
Deemed by Porsche as the 'super sportscar', the Porsche 918 is the pinnacle in high- performance. Featuring a naturally aspirated 4.6-litre V8 engine, complemented by two electric motors, the Porsche 918 Spyder can unleash a monumental 875bhp.
This power is distributed via a 7-speed PDK transmission, helping ensure the 918 can achieve 62mph in a mere 2.6 seconds. The Porsche 918 top speed is also an incredible 214mph.
Amazingly, due to the cars hybrid technology, this 'super sportscar' can also run on electric battery power alone, running for around 18 miles.
Fascinatingly, for such a bespoke car the 918 Spyder is not outlandish. Instead the exterior of the car is a tasteful affair with sleek, stunning lines and intricate details. Obviously, it does have a presence that makes it stand out amongst other cars, but not in a flashy, look-at-me approach.
Instead, the 918 Spyder is graceful and classy and doesn't shout about its tremendous performance, unlike that of some supercar manufacturers.
Here at Stratstone, we are therefore delighted to be able to offer this immaculate example of the Porsche 918 for sale. Having covered just 873 miles, this 918 Spyder has been used sparingly since it was registered in 2014 (64).
The white exterior finish is joined by contrasting Acid Green detailing to signal this cars hybrid technology, such as the brake calipers and exterior model signification.
As expected with such a high-performance car, Porsche took the 918 Spyder to the Nürburgring Nordschleife, where driven by Porsche test driver Mark Lieb on a set of standard Michelin Pilot Sport Cup road tyres, and the optional Weissach package achieved a record breaking time in 2013 of just 6 minutes 47 seconds.
Don't just take our word for it though, Porsche themselves made a short video of just some the incredible features found on the 918 Spyder. As well as giving you an idea of just how good it sounds too.
The Porsche 918 Spyder is undoubtedly a car that will be used as a yardstick for many future 'hypercars' and 'supercars' alike.