For two years in a row Porsche has used its hybrid technology to win the Le Mans 24-Hour race, and that technical know-how has been used to stunning effect in the road-going 918 Spyder hypercar. As is the case with its Ferrari LaFerrari and McLaren P1 rivals, the 918 Spyder uses its hybrid elements to boost performance as much as for proving its green credentials.
It’s probably best to forget the term ‘hybrid’ altogether, because all you need to know is that the 918 Spyder is preposterously fast, full-stop. Handles brilliantly, too. And when wrung out, its 4.6-litre V8 petrol engine sounds magnificent. It’s a hypercar, pure and simple. That said, it’s a hypercar that can be driven on electric power alone, when you want to creep off without anyone noticing… Oh yeah, and it’s one that can do up to 85mpg while emitting just 79g/km CO2.
We’re lucky enough to be able to offer this one-owner example boasting barely more than delivery mileage, and complete with AC wall box as a dedicated charging point, plus a household charging cable for when you’re away from home. The car also benefits from Stone Guard protection film to reduce the chance of paint chips.
In terms of tech, this car is loaded. It has lithium-ion batteries and an electric motor per wheel, effectively making it all-wheel drive – the rear wheels are powered by both the electric motors and the V8 engine. It has electronic damper control and an integrated nose-lift function to clear sleeping policemen and steep ramps. There’s rear-wheel steering and carbon-ceramic brake discs all-round; lightweight battery and gorgeous centre-lock alloy wheels. Superbly effective paddleshift PDK transmission and a rear diff-lock. And so very much more.
Cabin features also amount to an impressive list. Carbon-look decorative trim; six-point harnesses with silver stripes; full leather interior; Spyder bucket seats; satellite navigation; premium audio system; air-conditioning; Bluetooth hands-free mobile phone preparation; comprehensive anti-theft protection including intelligent surveillance; and even a first-aid kit.
This is one of the key cars of the moment and has clear investment potential; speak to us now before someone else does!
Here at Prindiville we have been supplying high-end vehicles to discerning clients for more than 15 years. We are one of the very few dealers to operate out of central London and sell to customers worldwide. Viewings are strictly by appointment only to enable us to give you the time and attention you deserve.
We also run a car sales brokerage operation: we take on the full burden of selling your car (price appraisal, full valet, marketing, test drives, credit checks and even finance packages) in exchange for a fixed price commission.
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