$847,000 Porsche 918 Spyder Nearly Sold Out


The world might be spiraling towards record levels of wealth inequality, but depending on where you sit that might not be a bad thing. According to executives the limited-production, $847,000 Porsche 918 Spyder is just about sold out, reports Automotive News.

Porsche isn’t divulging exact production numbers for the 918 Spyder, saying only that about 30 had been delivered since production began last fall, and production should run through the end of July 2015. So far the production schedule is full all the way through March, and while the company won’t say exactly how many are made every month, it obviously isn’t many. I’m thinking like, two per month if the 918 has been in production for a full year and just 30 have been delivered. That means there is maybe another 15 or 20 left before Porsche closes the book on the 918. That would bring total production to just 50 units, just one-tenth of the estimated 499 unit run of its main competitor, the Ferarri LaFerrari. Of course Porsche also has a much broader vehicle portfolio that includes the Panamera sedan, by itself has more than twice as many sales in 2014 as Ferrari’s total 2013 output.

So if you’re one of the lucky few benefitting from the growing gap between rich and poor, by all means and indulge yourself in a 887 horsepower hypercar hybrid while you still can.

Christopher DeMorro

A writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMIs, can be found wrenching or writing- or else, he's running, because he's one of those crazy people who gets enjoyment from running insane distances.