The Porsche 918 Spyder isn’t sold out yet, but the German automaker’s head of research and development is confident that it will when potential customers get to drive it.
The 918 Spyder will launch this September and features a V8 hybrid powertrain with 875 hp that will propel it to 62 mph in merely 3.2 seconds. It’s Porsche’s supercar that hasn’t garnered supercar attention, like the recently debuted Ferrari LaFerrari and McLaren P1. Both those exotics are sold out, but in Porsche’s defense, neither product will be produced in the same volume as the 918 Spyder.
The German automaker will limit the 918 Spyder’s production to 918 units, which is more than the P1′s 375 and the LaFerrari’s 499. The issue in garnering buyers is the fact that final specifications on the vehicle haven’t been released yet and right now there are only running prototypes. Hatz noted that no one from outside the company is allowed to drive those prototypes because of the experimental nature of the cars and the extreme technologies involved.
Regardless, Porsche is optimistic that the 918 Spyder will sell out as soon as people are able to get behind the wheel and experience the supercar. According to Hatz, the automaker has sold more 918s at this point in the launch process than the Carrera GT had.
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