Martini livery? Check. 887 horsepower? Double check.
The Porsche 918 may be gone, but it certainly isn’t forgotten. The hybrid hypercar hit the scene in 2013, and though it stuck around for just two years, it made a name for itself against rivals like the LaFerrari and the McLaren P1.
Take a closer look at the 918
This Is The Only Arrow Blue Porsche 918 And It’s Heading To Auction
Does anything look better than this matte black Porsche 918 Spyder up for auction?
At a cost of £781,155 when new, it was relatively affordable in a class of million-dollar MSRPs. But more used models are showing up online, and they aren’t cheap.
This particular example – a pristine 918 Spyder with the optional Weissach package – is up for sale on MotorGT.com through Porsche of South Shore in New York, and asks for a hefty £1.68 million. But we’d argue it’s worth the exuberant asking price.
Finished in a handsome Onyx white paint job with a legendary Martini livery, the handsome hypercar has more than £65,000 worth of options fitted. Things like magnesium Spyder wheels, lighter brakes, ceramic wheel bearings, titanium chassis bolts, and a bunch aerodynamic aids boost the asking price.
Even more impressive is how lightly used it is. The odometer reads out just 45 original miles – delivery miles, to be precise. The 4.6-litre hybrid V8, paired with two electric motors, produces a whopping 887 bhp and 944 lb-ft of torque. Paired to a lone seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive, this 918 is capable of sprinting to 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds, and on to a top speed of 211 mph.
Black leather coats nearly every inch of the cabin. The only two options here are the carbon fibre floor mats with silver piping, which cost a cool £1,325, and the painted key with a leather pouch, another thousand pounds. Lightweight bucket seats and a Burmester high-end surround sound system come standard on this trim.
If you can swallow the £1.7 million asking price, this is one pretty Porsche.