Porsche 918 Spyder
For most of us owning a Porsche 918 Spyder would be a dream come true. The hybrid supercar is an important technical achievement. It is the fastest production car to lap the Nurburgring putting its 887 horsepower to good use.
The German hypercar would be the crown jewel of most of our garages with us never even thinking of selling it. With a price tag around a million dollars, it is a dream most of us won’t experience (beyond the fact that only 918 were ever built). With its low production numbers, desirability and automotive importance the 918 Spyder is a pretty safe bet for a decent investment.
Of course if you are someone that can purchase an excluding Porsche supercar, then money likely isn’t a problem for you. In fact you likely have a number of valuable automobiles in your collection. Even so, there are few recent production cars that are more important to the history of the car than the Porsche 918 Spyder.
After all it began the trend that completely changed the perception of what a hybrid could be. No longer is hybrid exclusive to the likes of the Toyota Prius, but it now can be a fun to drive incredible sports car. Signs are showing that for the future advanced hybrid systems will likely make their way to less expensive sports cars. Once this happens we can look to the 918 Spyder as the car that started it all.
So, just why would someone sell their Porsche 918? The obvious answer is to use the cash for something else (possibly another car or some other investment). While in the future the 918 Spyder may be an extremely valuable collectable, it is an investment that does have some risk of loosing value before it starts to increase in value. Some may think other places are safer to keep their money. While we personally would keep the car, we can understand the logic behind selling it.
The below video shows an owner of a Porsche 918 Spyder talking about why he is selling his powerful hybrid. He discusses this at about the 5 minute mark.
If you owned a 918 would you ever consider selling it? Scroll down to the comments and let us know what you think.
Please be warned that there is a lot of language in this video, so we consider it NSFW.
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