Elephant in the room. The fastest car that Germany has ever produced is sitting on a car lot in Melbourne with 60km on the clock and practically begging to be driven.
Dutton Melbourne has quietly relisted their astonishing 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder on the market for $1,999,999 — let’s just call it a cool $2-million AUD.
Previously listed in August of 2018 with an asking price of $3-million AUD, it seems that Melbourne’s high rollers weren’t enticed by the prospect of owning one of the most exclusive cars ever made. Or maybe they were just caught between super-yacht loan payments and were strapped for cash at the time — who knows.
With just 918 examples (obviously) of the Porsche 918 Spyder produced in a production run that spanned a little over 18-months, the 918 Spyder is Germany’s answer to the Ferrari LaFerrari and the McLaren P1. The legendary trio of KERS assisted hypercars that ushered in a new era of speed and performance.
The Porsche 918 Spyder is powered by a naturally aspirated 4.6-litre V8 engine and paired with electric motors at the front and rear axles for a combined power output of 652kW and 1280Nm of torque. The 918 Spyder will accelerate to 100km/h in 2.8-seconds and reach a top speed of 340km/h (211 mph) — but probably not in Australia.
Of course, there is a drawback. The car is left-hand drive. But, with enough money, there is always a way to circumnavigate Australia’s crippling import laws. Given that left-hand-drive examples of the Ferrari Enzo and Bugatti Veyron also currently driven on public roads in Melbourne, the steering wheel position shouldn’t cause too many issues for the potential buyer.
Got a spare $2-million AUD burning a hole in your pocket? You can view the full car listing on the Dutton Website.