2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

Nürburgring Nordschleife Record Holder in Dazzling Paint to Sample Livery & Superbly Optioned - One of 297 Imported with Verified Provenance

Offered at $1,650,000

Chassis No: WP0CA2A10FS800453

Odometer: 11,044 Miles

Engine: 4.6 Litre V8 MR6 Naturally Aspirated 32-valve DOHC

Transmission: 7-Speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

Performance: 875 bhp @ 8,600 rpm / 940 lb-ft > 0-60 mph 2.2 sec / 214 mph

Exterior: Oryx White Pearl Effect - Metallic Paint to Sample

Interior: Onyx Black Full Leather with Acid Green Accents

About This Car

“In September 2013 the 918 set a Nürburgring lap time of 6:57 on the 20.6 km (12.8 mi) road course, reducing the previous record by 14 seconds, and making it the first street-legal production car to break the 7-minute barrier. A hybrid hypercar like no other. Two electric motors and a 9,000rpm 4.6 litre racing V8 contained within a two-seat roadster frame that’s almost entirely carbon fibre. Four wheel-drive, 875 bhp and an even more incredible 944 lb-ft of torque, with over half of that available at only 800 rpm. Yes, you did read that right. There really is nothing else like the 918 Spyder… not even the McLaren P1 and LaFerrari, the other two members of the ‘Holy Trinity’. The plug-in Porsche, with a 6.8 kWh battery twice the size of the McLaren’s, 282 bhp of e-thrust alone and an electric range of 12 miles is easily the most hybrid of the three. It’s capable of hitting 60 mph in just about six seconds on electric power alone”.

How does a car accomplish the politically impossible – get peppered with grins from green-car sophisticates and speed-addled cycle jockeys alike? MIT’s Gordon S. Brown once said engineering is the interface between science and society. If so, Porsche’s 918 engineers are at the slip-fault interface of the science of mind-bending speed and what’s arguably modern society’s greatest challenge. The 918 greets both with a solid handshake.

The production version was unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. The 918 Spyder was produced in a limited series and it was developed in Weissach and assembled in Zuffenhausen for the 2014 model year. Production for the 2014 model year started on 18 September 2013, with deliveries scheduled to begin in December 2013. Sales in the United States began in June 2014. Pricing for the 918 Spyder started at US$845,000 in the U.S. According to its battery size, the 918 Spyder was eligible to a federal tax credit. Production ended in June 2015 as scheduled.

The 918 Spyder was first shown as a concept at the 80th Geneva Motor Show in March 2010. On 28 July 2010, after 2,000 declarations of interest, the supervisory board of Porsche AG approved series development of the 918 Spyder. The production version was unveiled at the September 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. Porsche also unveiled the RSR racing variant of the 918 at the 2011 North American International Auto Show, which combines hybrid technology first used in the 997 GT3 R Hybrid, with styling from the 918 Spyder. However, the 918 RSR didn’t make it to production. The 918 Spyder was the second plug-in hybrid car manufactured by Porsche, after the 2014 Panamera S E-Hybrid. 

The 918 Spyder is powered by a 4,593 cc (4.6 L; 280.3 cu in) naturally aspirated V8 engine built on the same architecture as the one used in the RS Spyder Le Mans Prototype racing car without any engine belts.

The engine weighs 135 kg (298 lb) according to Porsche and delivers 447 kW (608 PS; 599 hp) at 8,700 RPM and 540 Nm (398 lbfft) of maximum torque at 6,700 RPM. This is supplemented by two electric motors delivering an additional 210 kW (286 PS; 282 hp). One 115 kW (156 PS; 154 hp) electric motor drives the rear wheels in parallel with the engine and also serves as the main generator. This motor and engine deliver power to the rear axle via a 7-speed gearbox coupled to Porsche’s own PDK double-clutch system. The front 95 kW (129 PS; 127 hp) electric motor directly drives the front axle; an electric clutch decouples the motor when not in use. The total system delivers 652 kW (887 PS; 875 hp) and 1,280 Nm (944 lb-ft) of torque. Porsche provided official performance figures of 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in 2.6 seconds, 0–200 km/h (0–124 mph) in 7.2 seconds, 0–300 km/h (0–186 mph) in 19.9 seconds and a top speed of 345 km/h (214 mph).

Those numbers were surpassed in independent tests which yielded 2.5 seconds for 0–100 km/h, 7.0 seconds for 0–200 km/h, 19.1 seconds for 0–300 km/h, a top speed of 351.5 km/h (218.4 mph) and 17.75 seconds for the standing kilometer reaching a speed of 295.9 km/h (183.9 mph).

In Car and Driver‘s independent test of the Porsche 918 they achieved 0–60 mph in 2.2 seconds, 0–100 mph in 4.9 seconds, 0–180 mph in 17.5 seconds, and the quarter mile in 9.8 seconds. In Motor Trend’s independent test the Porsche 918 set a production-car track record at Willow Springs Raceway. With a time of 2.4 seconds, it was the fastest car to 60 mph that they had ever tested. It stopped from 60 mph in 94 ft, and broke Motor Trend’s record at 22.2 seconds.

The energy storage system is a 312-cell, liquid-cooled 6.8 kWh lithium-ion battery positioned behind the passenger cell. In addition to a plug-in charge port at the passenger-side B pillar, the batteries are also charged by regenerative braking and by excess output from the engine when the car is coasting. CO2 emissions are 79 g/km and fuel consumption is 3 L/100 km (94 mpg ; 78 mpg US) under the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under its five-cycle tests rated the 2015 model year Porsche 918 Spyder energy consumption in all-electric mode at 50 kWh per 100 miles, which translates into a combined city/highway fuel economy of 3.5 L/100 km (81 mpg-imp; 67 mpg-US). When powered only by the gasoline engine, EPA’s official combined city/highway fuel economy is 22 mpg-US (11 L/100 km; 26 mpg-imp).

The 4.6 litre V8 petrol engine can recharge an empty battery on about two litres of fuel. The supplied Porsche Universal Charger requires seven hours to charge the battery on a typical 120 V household AC socket or two hours on a 240 V charger. A DC charging station can restore the battery to full capacity in 25 minutes.

The 918 Spyder offers five different running modes: E-Drive allows the car to run under battery power alone, using the rear electric motor and front motor, giving a range of 29 kilometers (18 mi) for the concept model. The official U.S. EPA all-electric range is 12 mi (19 km). The total range with a full tank of gasoline and a fully charged battery is 420 miles (680 km) according to EPA tests. Under the E-Drive mode the car can attain a maximum speed of 150 km/h (93 mph). Two hybrid modes (Hybrid, and Race) use both the engine and electric motors to provide the desired levels of economy and performance. In Race mode a push-to-pass button initiates the Hot Lap setting, which delivers additional electrical power. The chassis is a carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic monocoque and the brake system is boosted electrically (rather than the traditional vacuum boost).

The country with the most orders is the United States with 297 units, followed by China and Germany with approximately 100 orders each, and Canada ordering 35 units.

According to JATO Dynamics, a total of 105 units have been registered worldwide during the first nine months of 2014. The United States was the leading market with 202 units delivered up to May 2015. As of October 2014, a total of 9 units were registered in Switzerland, 6 in the Netherlands, 5 units in Canada, 4 in Sweden, 3 in Brazil and 1 in South Africa.

Autobiography

Speedart Motorsports is proud to announce one of its latest Hypercar exhibits in spectacular condition, offered for sale and available for immediate delivery.

The 2015 918 Spyder was ordered by its first custodian, through the Porsche Center of Livermore, California upon the production’s official announcement under commission number 830399.

Chassis No. 453 went in to production towards the end of 2014 and rolled off the Zuffenhausen assembly line on the last week of January, 2015. At last the Spyder arrived at the port of entry on February 2015 and after clearing customs was safely transported to the designated dealer on March 5, 2015. The automobile was reported sold to its excited new owner on April 30, 2015.

During the construction of the 918, the client opted for the metallic paint to sample, Oryx White Pearl Effect from the Porsche Design color palette – Oryxweiß Perlmutteffekt C9A 0K0 Paint Code: 0K1 at an added cost of $21,000. The ‘business office’ was finished in Onyx Black full leather, complemented by the iconic Acid Green binding and matching embroidery adorning the headrests of the lightweight bucket seats and fitted with the additional glossy carbon fiber interior package in unison with the racing ambiance of the open top cabin.

The fully bespoke kardex of this dazzling Spyder is comprised of several other paid options, including a Front Axle Lift, Weissach Magnesium Center Lock Wheels, Carbon Fiber Interior Package, etc. totaling a whopping $74,625 addendum.

During the 4 year period of its first ownership the Spyder covered 8,415 careful miles, fastidiously maintained and serviced at the original selling dealer of Livermore, California. These services included the two-year interval, performed on March, 2018 at 6,896 miles as well as the first major four-year scheduled service on July, 2019 at 8,400 miles

All intermediated services and factory campaigns were also performed as suggested by the manufacturer with a new set of Michelin, Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires installed on the 918 not long ago. At the moment the car has an open WNG2 preventive campaign pertaining air-conditioning programming that will be addressed prior to delivery.

The Porsche Hypercar was consecutively sold to an international collector and brand enthusiast that kept the car in south Florida, enjoying the spyder sparingly and maintaining such in impeccable form.

When not enjoyed in its element, the 918 was stored in a controlled environment garage with no signs of any track use or exposure to inclement weather. At the time of this listing the clock displays a total of 11,044 miles and it appears to be free of any incidents or blemishes throughout its body and interior surfaces. A complimentary non-derogatory CarFax report is supplied upon request.

Furthermore, the Spyder body is covered by XPEL paint protection film in its entirety as an additional evidence to the fastidious care the automobile has received so far.

While cars of the future may well eclipse the 918 Spyder in performance terms, there is a strong likelihood that this will be achieved using single-source alternative power units, rather than hybrid systems or any form of conventional internal combustion engine. For this reason, the 918 Spyder may come to be seen as the beginning of the end of an era—adding a dimension of historical significance to a special automobile that already makes for an undeniably appealing, and thrilling, acquisition and this is an opportunity not to be missed!

Speedart Motorsports welcomes all serious inquiries as we would like to extend an invitation to all interested parties in order to witness up-close and personal this Teutonic icon, destined to be one of the most coveted classics of the near future.  The sale of this motorcar is accompanied by the owners manuals & service booklets in branded case, hybrid EV mobile charger, center-console mounted cupholder and spare keys.

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Please note that the mileage may vary slightly from the time of cataloguing due to demonstration and road testing purposes.