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Friday, June 19, 2015

Porsche Just Built the Last Ever 918 Hypercar


Porsche 918 Hypercar Production photo

Today is a sad day if you love fast German things. The Porsche 918 — the shining star of the lineup — has just come off the production line for the lat time. At least it did it in style.
Just 21 months after production began, Porsche has officially closed the door on 918 production. Selling out of the car in December 2014, Porsche produced 918 examples (of course), with 297 of those cars going to the United States, around 100 each going to China and Germany, and the rest spreading out around the globe.

Porsche 918 Production 2

In case you forget, the Porsche 918 has an 887-horsepower hybrid V8 that propels the car to 60 mph in just 2.6 seconds, on to a limited top speed of 214 mph. It also holds the record for the fastest street-legal car to lap the Nurburgring at 6 minutes and 57 seconds.
If you’re still looking to get your hands on one, the used market should start opening up. But with a starting price of $845,000, only expect that number to get higher. It is a collector’s item, after all.