900 Supercar Greenies Reportedly Ready to Buck Up for Porsche 918 Spyder

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In today's market, the "Build it and they will come" business model is hardly the way to go.  Rather, if enough potential buyers come, an automaker is likely to build whatever "concept" is getting all the attention.  

The 918 Spyder concept that hit Porsche's Geneva show stand was so beautifully finished it seemed more like a prototype than anything purely conceptual, and with a reported 900 interested parties it might just result in a production car, according to Bloomberg.   

"I'm confident that we will soon reach the threshold of 1,000," stated Wolfgang Duerheimer, development chief for Porsche, in an April 24 interview with the news agency.  "We need 1,000 seriously interested people to make a sound business case."

Hardly for the light of wallet, the 918 Spyder is ultra-light in weight and should be a lightweight at the pump too, due to its hybrid drivetrain.  Yes, the new car is also a light at the end of a long dark tunnel to those looking to "upgrade" from their long-in-tooth Carrera GTs… we jest.  

The 918 Spyder is the natural replacement to the Carrera GT, mind you, and one that would usher in a new era of environmentally responsible supercar ownership.  

And we can understand while such do-gooders would want to be so responsible.  After all, we'd all feel pretty good sprinting from zero to 100 km/h in a mere 3.2 seconds and then onward to a terminal velocity of 319 km/h (198 mph), compared to 3.9 seconds to 100 km/h and a top speed of 330 km/h (205 mph) in the Carrera GT, while achieving an estimated 3.0 L/100km (78 mph US) and a squeaky clean 70 grams of CO2 per kilometer!

Al Gore.  We think we've found something to buy with all of the moolah you're making from your convenient truth speaking engagements.

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Topics: Roadster, Porsche, 918 Spyder Concept, $99,999+, Hybrid,

Organizations: Porsche

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