Porsche officials may have not yet given the green light for the production of the 918 Spyder, but we already have a projected price for the hybrid supercar that was unveiled in concept form at the Geneva Auto Show in March - or at least, that's what a report from Bloomberg supports.
Citing two people with "direct knowledge of the plan", Bloomberg reported that if Porsche goes ahead and builds the 918 Spyder, it may carry a price tag of around €500,000 (equal to about US$630,000 at today's exchange rates).
That's 10 percent higher than Porsche's previous flagship supercar, the €453,000 Carrera GT built between 2003 and 2006, and roughly one-and-a-half times the price of Ferrari's "fastest ever road-going model", the new 599 GTO that costs -according to Bloomberg- €320,000 (US$405,000 at the current exchange rates).
The news agency says the number of people that have put in non-binding expressions of interest for the Porsche 918 Spyder has risen to at least 2,000 individuals.
Porsche development chief Wolfgang Duerheimer has previously stated that the company needs a minimum of 1,000 sales to approve limited production of the supercar. In this case, Porsche is said to make at least €500 million in revenue.
As a reminder, the two-seater 918 Spyder concept model makes use of a 500-horsepower 3.4 liter V8 gasoline engine positioned midship in front of the rear axle, and electric motors located on the front and rear axle with overall mechanical output of 218-horsepower. The company claims that the hybrid supercar should return 78 mpg (3 liters / 100km), hit 100km/h (62mph) in 3.2 seconds, and speed around the 'Ring faster than its predecessor, the Carrera GT.