• Mar 21, 2011
Porsche 918 Hybrid – Click above for dealer ordering information

Getting a 918 Spyder out of Porsche's supercar death-grip is going to take some serious doing. First of all, you have to come up with the $845,000 Porsche is asking for the car in the U.S. and Canada, not including destination charges. Once you've gotten over that little hurdle, you'll need to find a Porsche dealer authorized to sell the 918.

According to Porsche, you can buy a 918 Spyder from any Porsche dealer anywhere in the world, provided they've signed a participation agreement with Porsche. Details are few and far between on what that agreement entails. What Porsche is saying, though, is how dealers who sign the agreement will order their cars.

Dealers who want to place an order for a 918 will have to submit an "Allocation Request Form." Porsche will reply with an "Allocation Response Form," which tells the dealer whether there's a car available for them. Once that's done, the dealer submits an order form, along with a $200,000 down payment. Porsche will respond with a confirmation and an estimated month for production.

The next step is another $200,000 deposit 12 months before the production date. The balance – $445,000 plus shipping, if you're counting – is due when Porsche says the car is done. Porsche says the car will not be shipped until it has been paid for in full. The reason, apparently, is that it won't be building any of the hyper-expensive 918s on speculation, and that each car needs to have an owner before it is built.

Despite all that rigamarole, we'll bet Porsche sells out of these things quickly, even if the production shape is yet to surface. Thanks for the tip, Anon!




[Source: Porsche]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      drop in a red head with duel airbags and a blower and you can have my retirement
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like some kind of a weird Porsche+Ferrari+Lotus hybrid; not that that's a bad thing.
      • 3 Years Ago
      God, if only the next 911 looked more like this car. Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous.
        Larry
        • 3 Years Ago
        You beat me to it! Costs no more to make a car beautiful, why, if they can design this, does the 911 still look like an updated 1963 bullfrog? (And why do some people think it is "beautiful?)
        • 3 Years Ago
        Tell me about it. Talk about being first in line. Porsche needs a mid engined super car looking car, but not for all this money. They need to make a $200,000 918ish looking car.

        Although I couldn't afford one right off the bat, I'd wait to get one on the used market years down the road.

        Either that or Honda can make a $100,000 NSX .
      • 3 Years Ago
      "In reality, however, the car was developed in Weissach without too much regard to corporate reorganizational questions."

      In other words, this is the last offering by Porsche as an independent company (and a last FU to the industry before Wiedeking departed.) This car is miracle, so a certain amount of gratitude is in order. The future of the brand as we {knew} it is all but a mystery.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I would consider putting an order in for one of these babies if I knew I could flip it like the Enzo when it came out... not sure how people will react to this one though. I know my Ferrari's, but this is a whole new ballgame.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Anyone here would pay for it "over sticker" for this if it was on the floor today? Say.... a million?
      • 3 Years Ago
      How much you wanna bet 100 or more lands in the middle East... Double or nothing at least one of them is covered in gold by May, 2014, and one in chrome by June.

      what a shame....
      • 3 Years Ago
      Better pedigree and cheaper than a Veyron. They'll sell every one they make.
        • 3 Years Ago
        See, that's my concern. First off, no Porsche driver is looking at the "cheaper than a Veyron" aspect, or at the very least it's not a positive. Second, the Veyron has almost "spoiled" the hyper-car market. I mean, I don't see any of the current super/hyper cars matching the Veyron, I just don't. And if it's not going to match/beat the Veyron, why drop almost a million dollars to have "2nd best"?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Really cool car, but I'm sorry Porsche, I don't see 918 of these being sold... I'll take 3 Carrera gt's instead
        • 3 Years Ago
        Porsche owners (in general) have lots of cash, my guess is these will be sold out within a year. I can't imagine any Porsche fan who would not want one, myself included. Alas, I don't have that kind amount coin!
        • 3 Years Ago
        you could have 10 electric cars made each quicker than this porsche.
        porsche is incompetent and obtuse.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'll buy this second hand. In 2060.
      • 3 Years Ago
      whatever porsche, just be sure to bring one to CNC so i can drool all over it, and follow McLaren's lead, bring it long before it reaches production :D
      • 3 Years Ago
      LoL, a car that costs $900k..."hm, I would rather buy a GTR or GT2RS"

      You're also lookin' for a $100k Rolex and return home with a Casio G-Shock. "Oh, both have the same time"

      My only problem would be if it looks better beside the Koenigsegg Agera, Zonda or the Veyron SS... "Out of my way SLR and Superleggera!!"
      • 3 Years Ago
      Mr Seinfeld, paging Mr Seinfeld, your car is ready.
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