Barrett-Jackson Countdown: 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

Barrett-Jackson Countdown: 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

This Porsche 918 Hybrid Hyper Exotic is not finished in Porsche's standard Mexico Blue.

(This is the seventh in a 10-day countdown leading up to Barrett-Jackson’s annual collector car auction in Las Vegas.)

This Porsche 918 Hybrid Hyper Exotic is not finished in Porsche’s standard Mexico Blue. In fact, it is the only 918 Spyder painted to code from Porsche Germany in breathtaking Voodoo Blue, with an authentication letter to prove it.

Under the hood, the car is equipped with a 4.6-liter V8 mated to an automatic transmission. With its hybrid but separate electric motor, the Porsche produces 887hp and goes from 0 to 65 in 2.5 seconds, with a top speed of 217 mph. There are less than 1,200 miles on the odometer of this 4-wheel-drive masterpiece, and it’s the only hyper-exotic with 4-wheel steering.

2005 Porsche 918 Spyder | Photos courtesy of Barrett-Jackson Auctions

Inside the cockpit, this car is loaded with special Porsche touches including a removable roof that stores in the front trunk. Should the car ever run out of gas, it gets a full 18 miles on electric power alone, the most of any hyper-exotic.)

The car has spent the last two years on display at the Rock and Roll Car Museum and Porsche fans from all over the world have flown into Austin, Texas to see it.  It is special not only because it’s No. 184 of the total 918 Spyders produced, but because it’s the only one in the world painted to code in Voodoo Blue at Porsche.

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To make this car even more special, and give the owner a special Porsche finishing touch, the car’s ignition key even comes in matching Voodoo Blue.

This 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder will be lot No.750 at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas Auction taking place October 19-21 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Resort. To register as a bidder and learn more visit Barrett-Jackson’s website.

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