Porsche has announced the last of its limited-edition 918 Spyder hypercar sold in November, it’s said a successor will be built.

ACCORDING TO PORSCHE American buyers shelled out for the bulk of the limited-to-just 918 units, purchasing 297 cars with German and Chinese buyers netting around 100 each, respectively.

Deliveries of the US$845,000 plug-in hybrid hypercar begin in March and, at the time, Porsche said production would be limited to just 918 units, with Porsche boss Matthias Mueller saying it would be “unfair” to build more than that number.

And, in associated news, Porsche’s head of research and development, Wolfgang Hatz has confirmed to Autocar that a successor to the plug-in hybrid 918 will be built. But, exactly when that would be, he wouldn’t say.

“Not immediately, but not in 20 years’ time either. When you build such a car you learn so much, and this business moves so fast that there are always new challenges to meet.

When you develop such cars you also develop a generation of engineers, and I’m confident that all they have learnt will feed back into the company for many years. We want to keep that momentum, so for sure there will be a successor to the 918 at some point.”


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