It has already been confirmed that Porsche will be bringing the production version of the 918 Spyder to all of the eager Porsche hybrid fans in 2014. Everyone is expecting the production version to have the same power as found in the concept version unveiled this year at the Geneva Motor Show and recently to potential clients at the Pebble Beach Concours. What those people don’t know is that the production 918 Spyder might get a little more oomph before its production debut.
The concept 918 Spyder is powered by a V8 engine delivering more than 500 hp and three electric motors with an overall output of 218hp. The rumors circulating about the production model say that the power and displacement of the petrol engine will be increased. In addition to the increase in power, insiders at the Pebble Beach event also suggest that the 918 is being developed wearing Boxster and Cayman bodies and will be offered in both hard-top and soft-top forms. The changes don’t end there, however. The concept’s 22-inch alloys will be dropped and side mirrors will replace the concept’s camera. The side exhausts will also be moved around to the rear.
Getting excited yet? Well, we only have about three and a half years to wait for it, but not all interested parties will be able to get one. Porsche will be limiting the production to a total of 1200 units, each carrying a price tag of £400,000 (around $625K at the current exchange rates).