It would seem that the $845,000 Porsche 918 isn’t quite as fully-baked as we had all assumed; the automaker has recalled five examples of the halo hybrid supercar in the US – and another forty-five globally – due to rear control arms that are prone to breaking under extreme duress.
Speaking of “extreme duress,” how about flying down the back straight of VIR while the back end of your $845,000 Porsche 918 hybrid supercar comes unglued?
The marque issued a stop-sale to inspect for the faulty parts on July 18, after first experiencing the breakage on Italy’s Nardo Test Track on June 26. Owners of the Porsche 918 were contacted by phone (the benefit of such a small production run) and urged not to use their Porsche 918 supercars on the track until an inspection had been performed. If the faulty rear control arms were found on a customer car, the cost of replacement was free.
Autoblog is reporting that all of the affected Porsche 918 models have now been inspected for the parts and returned to the customers. But hey, at least it would have been exhilarating right up to the end.