2015 Porsche 918 Spyder  Chassis no. WP0CA2A15FS800268

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Lot 36
2015 PORSCHE 918 SPYDER

US$ 1,300,000 - 1,500,000
£ 950,000 - 1,100,000
2015 PORSCHE 918 SPYDER
VIN. WP0CA2A15FS800268

4,593cc DOHC V8 Hybrid Engine
887bhp at 8,700rpm
7-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Carbon Ceramic Disc Brakes


*One owner and less than 1,000 miles from new
*Highly optioned US Spec 918 Spyder
*Undeniable future classic in line with the 959 and Carrera GT
*Extreme cutting-edge automotive engineering and design



THE 918 SPYDER

Porsche is without a doubt one of the most successful automobile manufacturers in history. Not only has Porsche won in more or less all sportscar and prototype racing events on the planet, but they have also managed to produce some of the most iconic cars in the world. Every car enthusiast has a favorite Porsche and in most collections one will find a broad assortment of this great marque.

Porsche rarely entered the supercar scene, but when they did it was in absolutely spectacular fashion. In the early 70s, the Porsche 911 Carrera RS dominated racetracks. The 80s saw the technological quantum leap that was named the 959, a turbo charged engineering masterpiece that showed the capabilities of Porsche. Early in the new millennium, Porsche again shook the supercar world with the brutal Carrera GT, which carried a Formula 1-inspired V10 engine and became an instant collectible of engineering and drivability.

After the Carrera GT, however, Porsche didn't make a lot of noise on the supercar scene until the introduction of the 918 Spyder. Shown as a street legal version of the Le Mans RS Spyder at the Geneva Motor show in 2010, Porsche's 918 Spyder boasted a 6:57 time on the lengendary Nürburgring. Porsche certainly showed that the new hypercar was the real deal and ready to beat its rivals.

To meet the modern standards of supercars, Porsche had to be creative in the development of the 918 and besides the naturally aspirated 4.6 liter V8 engine a hybrid system was also engineered. The V8 engine of the 918 produced nearly the same power as the Carrera GT, but on top of that there was 280 horsepower extra on tap from the electric powertrain, powered by two electric motors. Not only did the hybrid system increase fuel efficiency and improve emission, but it also made the 918 incredibly fast. With a 0-60mph time of 2.2 seconds, it is actually the fastest accelerating production car in the world.

To manage this enormous amount of power, Porsche installed a clever four-wheel drive system to transfer the power into movement. They also used a rear-axle steering system, which gave the car a smaller turning circle at low speeds and increased stability at high speeds. With electric motors at both axles, the car was able to recover energy which was normally lost at braking to recharge its own batteries. Like the Carrera GT, the roof can be fully removed so one can experience the 918 as a coupe or in the style of a targa.

As Richard Hammond said, "McLaren has used Hybrid technology to liven up a supercar today, Porsche has used Hybrid technology to save the supercar for tomorrow."


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This particular 918 Spyder is one of less than 300 units (just under a third of all production) that was sold to the U.S. market. The first and so far, only owner has been a Miami, Florida-based supercar collector who ordered the big three (a McLaren P1, a LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder) at the same time.

While filling out the specification sheets on this iconic Porsche, the owner made some great choices that any future custodian should appreciate. The striking Dark Blue Metallic, for example, is a stunning and fairly rare color for the 918, and makes the car stand out and appear very elegant. The Onyx black leather interior is equipped with acid green piping on the seats, floor mats and seat belts, an interesting feature that gives the Spyder a twist of wackiness. The interior of the car is specified with the glare reducing interior package, which ensures that the driver will never be blinded by sunlight reflection from the large information screen in the dashboard. The desirable Carbon Fiber interior package was also ordered. Finally, the car was protected with the stone guard so one can use the car in good conscience.

On the mechanical front, the HomeLink system (with programmable garage door opener) was installed at the factory as well as the important front axle lift system which will ensure the car is able to take care of any tough angle, driveway or speedbump.

Having had only one owner and having covered only 817 miles at the time of cataloging, this 918 Spyder would be a great addition to a Porsche or supercar collection, or even to the hypercar enthusiast that wants the German counterpart of the McLaren P1 and LaFerrari. Over the last two years, prices have increased dramatically on the modern hypercars, so don't miss this opportunity! A 918 Spyder is not only a great car to drive, but it is also an engineering masterpiece from one of the most celebrated manufacturers ever.
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2015 Porsche 918 Spyder  Chassis no. WP0CA2A15FS800268
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2015 Porsche 918 Spyder  Chassis no. WP0CA2A15FS800268
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder  Chassis no. WP0CA2A15FS800268
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2015 Porsche 918 Spyder  Chassis no. WP0CA2A15FS800268
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder  Chassis no. WP0CA2A15FS800268
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2015 Porsche 918 Spyder  Chassis no. WP0CA2A15FS800268
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2015 Porsche 918 Spyder  Chassis no. WP0CA2A15FS800268
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder  Chassis no. WP0CA2A15FS800268
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder  Chassis no. WP0CA2A15FS800268
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2015 Porsche 918 Spyder  Chassis no. WP0CA2A15FS800268
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder  Chassis no. WP0CA2A15FS800268
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