Mar 22, 2011
Porsche prices its 918 new-age hybrid supercar
If you've got $845,000 sitting around and you'd like a more thrilling investment than stocks or bonds, consider the new Porsche 918. Porsche announced pricing yesterday in confirming that it will build the little bugger.What you'll get for the dough is a true new-age supercar, a hybrid packed with a high-revving 500-plus horsepower V-8 engine assisted by two electric motors. The motors alone have a total of about 218 horsepower.
Yet because it's a hybrid, it's supposed to get better gas mileage than your average supercar.
The marketing geniuses at Porsche thought it would be cute to add yet another gimmick: only 918 will be made. Get it? 918? The car is due to appear by 2013, but you can order one now.
The production version of the 918 will feature a manual roof system with removable panels that can be stored in the front luggage compartment.