The announcement came just two days after German carmaker confirmed it’s working on a pure-electric version of the Boxster sports car.
By late April, Porsche has reportedly recorded nearly 900 potential buyers at least 2,000 non-binding submissions of interest for its 918 Spyder hybrid concept.
Porsche, which unveiled the 918 Spyder hybrid at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, said it will move forward with a production 918 Spyder if that number crosses the 1,000 threshold. It now looks like the 1,000-mark has been cleared.
Michael Macht, President and Chairman of the Board of Management of Porsche AG: “Production of the 918 Spyder in a limited series proves that we are taking the right approach with Porsche Intelligent Performance featuring the combination of supreme performance and efficient drivetrain concepts. We will develop the 918 Spyder in Weissach and assemble it in Zuffenhausen. This is also a very important commitment to Germany as a manufacturing base.”
The 918 Spyder concept combines high-performance mid-engined sports car with plug-in hybrid combines high-tech breakthroughs in engine technology and electro-mobility with a truly fascinating range of further qualities. Emissions otherwise to be found only on a super-mini of just 70 g/km CO2 with three liters fuel consumption for 100 kilometers in the NEDC (equal to 94.1 UK mpg or 73.5 mpg U.S.), are combined with the performance of a super sportscar developing well over 600 horsepower.
The 918 Spyder supercar will be developed Weissach and built in Zuffenhausen in Germany. Further product details of the 918 Spyder will be disclosed in the months to come.[wzslider height=”400″ lightbox=”true”]