Back in 2020, Andrew looked at the Porsche 911 Turbo S Edition 918 Spyder. What was it? Well, it was run of 918 special 911 Turbos that were made to accompany your 918 Spyder purchase. The tell was Acid Green accents; otherwise, they were pretty standard. To me, that just wasn’t enough.
So what do we have here? Well, obviously, it’s the real deal and not a tribute. This is the full-fat hybrid 918 Spyder, and for good measure, it doesn’t just have Acid Green accents – the whole thing is Acid Green. The price? Well, it’s got a “996” in it, but it’s just a tad more expensive than a 996….
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder on eBay
Model: 918 Spyder
Engine: 4.6 liter V8/hybrid
Transmission: 7-speed PDK dual-clutch transaxle
Mileage: 1,661 mi
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Price: $2,299,996 Buy It Now
– CUSTOM COLOR UNI- ONYX BLACK/ACID GREEN, LEATHER- LIFTING SYSTEM FRONT AXLE $10,500- ROOF HALVES W/ CARBON WEAVE FINISH- EXTERIOR MIRRORS W/CARBON WEAVE FINISH- REAR WING W/CARBON WEAVE FINISH- CONTROL NUMBER FOR CUSTOM COLOR- INTERIOR PACKAGE CARBON $7,500- CARBON FLOORMAT W/ACID GREEN PIPING $1,725- PAINTED KEY W/LEATHER KEY POUCH $1,400- SEAT BELTS W/ACCENT STRIPES ACID GREEN $1,800- VEHICLE CABLE (8 FT)- EXTERIOR COLOR TO SAMPLE – ACID GREEN- CUSTOM TAILORING OPTION- VEHICLE CABLE (25 FT)- PORSCHE UNIVERSAL CHARGER
– 2 KEY- COMPETITIVE LEASE AND FINANCE OPTIONS- EXTENDED WARRANTY AVAILABLE
Go big or go home! This one has the front-axle lift, carbon trim inside and out, custom interior accents, and…of course…that exterior. It’s interesting that it was special-ordered but does not have the Weissach Package, which I would have assumed it would. How many 918s were painted Acid Green? The claim is that a total of just four were made in this color, so exclusivity is guaranteed – if it weren’t already by the low production of the 918 itself. Is it a 2.3 million dollar car? That’s a serious premium over other 918s; to the tune of several 911 Turbos. But if you want to have one of the four in Acid Green, here’s your option!
One has to wonder if Porsche will support these hybrids ad infinitum.
From personal experience with Panamera plug-in, I can tell you that Porsche wasn’t all that interested in keeping the car going. Nine months to source and install a replacement battery. And that’s after only seven years. The car was a brick with a bad battery.
Will Porsche keep these high net worth 918 owners happy or will these become very expensive paperweights?
It is an interesting question. That said, consider the 959’s wheels and Denloc tires – and Canepa design’s solution. I imagine there will be an equally unique solution to some of the hybrid systems in the future.
One has to view these tech gizmos and gadgets with a very short shelf-life. I suspect most early adopters of these vehicles feel the same way and most likely would not keep them more than 3-5 years.
Carter, what was the deal with the 959 wheels and tires? I’m not familiar with that story.