Porsche has officially released pricing for its upcoming 2013 model lineup (pdf) and boy is it a doozy. While it’s exciting to peruse Porsche’s pricing for the Cayman S ($63,800), 991 Carrera S ($105,630), and the Cayenne Turbo S ($146,000), the real revelation comes in the form of the official MSRP for the 918 Spyder hybrid supercar, of which only 918 examples will be made, to the tune of $845,000 a pop.
As a quick recap, the Porsche 918 Spyder will feature both a gasoline V8 engine, two electric motors, and a 6.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. According to Porsche, the 918 will be capable of sprinting from 0-60 in just 2.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 210 miles per hour. Amazingly, the electric motors alone are said to rocket the sporty plug-in hybrid to speeds beyond more conventional hybrids — think up to 94 mph.
Of course, if a 4.6-liter V8 and a pair of electric motors producing a combined 795 horsepower and 552 pound-feet of torque isn’t enough, potential lucky bastards… er, customers, can opt for an upgraded Weissach trim package that includes an even lighter-weight carbon fiber bodywork (nearly 80 pounds lighter), magnesium wheels, and other race-oriented upgrades including aerodynamic tweaks and flame-resistant upholstery.
While the standard 918 (and we use that term very loosely; there is nothing “standard about Porsche’s big bad green machine) will likely be just as at home on the track as it the country club, the Weissach trim package is meant for enthusiasts who truly intend to put the hybrid-electric supercar through its paces. Assuming the extra $84,000 doesn’t scare them off, of course. That brings the grand total to $929,000, which as our accountants inform us is but a few finely trimmed nose hairs under $1M.
Of course destination charges will also factor into the price, and Porsche charges a modest $950 for U.S. bound sports cars and $975 for the Cayenne and Panamera Gran Turismo – chump change really in the grand scheme of things.
Production for the 918 Spyder is said to being at the end of September with the first few examples rolling out to owners by the end of this year. Until then, feel free to salivate all over the photo gallery above.
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