That didn't take long. The debut model of the new Porsche 918 Spyder is still thronged by onlookers at the Frankfurt Motor Show, while the German sports car maker is hard at work putting the first version of the supercar's configuration page online. Considering Porsche configurators are some of our favorite time-wasters of the genre, we expect car-guy productivity to drop by a few percentage points over the rest of the day.

So, the 918 dream-maker doesn't list and prices as yet, and that's too bad. But considering the car is due to start off at $845,000 in the US, chances are good that unless you're reading this from the shallow end of your Uncle Scrooge-spec money pool, the cost of any part of the 918 is academic to you anyway.

To start, Porsche is offering twelve paint colors, three wheel choices and seven two-tone interior treatments. Standard lightweight bucket seats and a set of chairs with "firmer padding" are on offer, too. The options list is mostly populated with interior bits, though many – an anti-reflection interior, fire extinguisher, six-point seatbelts – are racing-oriented or functional. Note that Porsche is also kind enough to offer just one cupholder as an optional extra; the unit is made of aluminum and is detachable so that you won't have to carry the extra weight during racing. Also, Porsche probably puts you on some kind of naughty 'list' if you order one...

Head over to the configurator, and let your daydreams begin.


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      Tina Dang
      • 1 Year Ago
      I love this car. Thank you Porsche.
      Bobby
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nothing better than looking at your final configuration price and thinking, "damn I'm poor"
      Kevin Siuda
      • 1 Year Ago
      No paint to sample option? If I'm going to spend a Mil on a car, I would like it to be the color I want.
      Koenigsegg
      • 1 Year Ago
      this car does absolutely nothing for me i see it and im like okay? so past the phase of wanting "supercars" ... nothing special about it and in no way worth $845k complete waste of money, 8 teslas for the price of this thing.
        Lachmund
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Koenigsegg
        then buy 8 teslas. i'd much prefer to have one 918.
      vi_per
      • 1 Year Ago
      Call me a scrooge, but I'd rather buy a 458 Spyder for $250k and keep the spare change.
        CarMaven
        • 1 Year Ago
        @vi_per
        @Vi_per Yeah, if that was the only $1million you had. Of course you would (do what you're doing). But for the people buying this car, they obviously have many millions (or more) to even consider it.
        Pingü Kùtú
        • 1 Year Ago
        @vi_per
        fortunately, porsche doesn't need to consider you as a potential buyer. its production volume is so low that no need to worry at all...
          sparrk
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Pingü Kùtú
          Attainable like the 959 , or the GT1 Strassenversion, or the Carrera GT ?
          Dane Grant
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Pingü Kùtú
          Porsche use to be attainable.... meaning they never cost more then the average house price.... Back in the 1980's the 911 was around 35k.... This is sad and sick at the same time.... Am I suppose to be impressed by the owners money or the car.... 0-60 times are irrelevant....
      bonehead
      • 1 Year Ago
      Where is the option for "panel gap reduction". You could get an additional $30k for that one
      1127770487@qq.com
      • 1 Year Ago
      add a comment add a comment hello .i am from china i konw ,this is a car ,it very nice,i like it very much,i want to buy this car,but i have no money, IN CHINA we can see very abound car run on roud to end
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 1 Year Ago
      Are they seriously charging for real leather on a car that is almost a million dollars? I can't believe people put up with this BS from Porsche.
        k_m94
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jonathan Wayne
        Or just pay an extra $84,000 for Porsche to remove anything luxurious or leather like so you can save less than 100lb.
        angelalvalois
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jonathan Wayne
        Both interiors are real leather. The higher end interior is natural grain full aniline leather vs typical stamped grain painted leather. Natural grain hides are outrageously expensive because the cows have to be raised where there is nothing that can scar them. It's the best of the best and you get what you pay for.
          Jonathan Wayne
          • 1 Year Ago
          @angelalvalois
          So you are telling me for $845,000 I don't deserve the best of the best standard?
      thomas.leopard
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why is this car under "Green"?
      Jasonn
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'll take two please!
      OptimusPrimeRib
      • 1 Year Ago
      No leather covered vent option? For shame!
      • 1 Year Ago
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