To our (many, many) multi-millionaire readers: you should have listened. Why didn’t you act sooner? We told you that the Porsche 918 Spyder would be selling out soon.
Sad but true; according to automotive news site GT Spirit, each of the 918 total examples of the German hybrid hypercar have found their respective garages. Having a production-run just shy of 1,000 units – which is quite large for an expensive, niche supercar – many wondered whether the marque would succeed in peddling every example of Porsche 918 Spyder.
Yet here we are, a mere 6 months or so after the car first went on sale in the US. Porsche’s Head of Research and Development Wolfgang Hatz said on the matter: “I was always convinced we’d sell out, and what is most satisfying is that the sales have accelerated as reviews confirmed the car is everything we promised it would be.”
He added, “We set out to take a different approach to our rivals, to build a car that was at the extremes of performance and efficiency, and we proved that we could achieve both. Our customers now know that we are ready for whatever the future holds.”
But what does the future hold? We have confirmation that the Porsche 918 Spyder will indeed have a successor, but it is likely some years out – though, as Mr. Hatz assures, not too far along in the future. One could hope that the hybrid drivetrain in that car will have benefited from the knowledge and insight cultivated by the Porsche 919 Hybrid race car program, assuming the marque doesn’t go pure-EV with their next supercar offering.
Frankly, we can’t wait to find out.