Despite the doubts of some commentators, all 918 examples of the Porsche 918 Spyder managed to sell out by late last year. While that production figure means the 918 Spyder will be more than twice as common as the McLaren P1, the German hybrid hypercar is still generating huge interest from around the world. With that in mind, it is little surprise why so many third party dealerships are cashing in on demand for the 918 Spyder and looking to on-sell their cars.
This particular 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder is currently up for sale in Dubai thanks to Al Ain Class Motors. It is a particularly eye-catching example as it is painted in gloss black and absolutely shimmers under the showroom lights as a result. It has also been fitted with a carbon fibre front splitter and a carbon diffuser. Unlike many 918s complete with carbon fibre rear wings, the spoiler of this particular example is colour matched to the body.
Beyond the paint finish, the car is rolling on a set of gunmetal grey wheels similar to the ones from the original Porsche 918 Spyder concept car. Additionally, acid green brake calipers are featured alongside a green ‘918 Spyder’ badge at the rear. Inside, black leather is found throughout and contrasted with bright green piping.
Under the hood, the Porsche 918 Spyder of course uses a mid-mounted 4.6-litre V8 engine producing 608 hp independently – the highest specific power of any naturally aspirated Porsche engine. The V8 is then supplemented by a further two electric motors mounted on each axle. The electric motors can either drive the wheels independently or work together with the engine to boost performance. Each motor produces enough power to boost the total figure to an amazing 887 hp. A seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) controls power delivery to the rear wheels.