Porsche has almost 900 potential buyers for its 918 Spyder hybrid

Article by Christian A., on August 29, 2010

Porsche AG has recorded nearly 900 potential buyers for its 918 Spyder hybrid prototype as the approval for its production nears. Porsche's development chief, Wolfgang Duerheimer, told reporters at the Beijing Auto Show that the company will likely choose to produce the model as soon as the number of interested persons hit 1,000.

He said that with this many interested people, there will be a sound business case to build it. Porsche, which unveiled the 918 Spyder at the Geneva Motor Show last month, plans to add models with a target of doubling annual sales to 150,000 vehicles over the medium term. Porsche also wants to benefit from savings from a merger with Volkswagen AG.

Duerheimer also said that these two carmakers will end their discussions about a future model strategy and sharing platforms in about six months. Duerheimer said that he is optimistic about being able to further expand its leading position in the sports-car segment.

The 918 Spyder, which is one of three hybrid models Porsche introduced in Geneva, is equipped with a 500-horsepower V8 engine and electric drive-systems, enabling the vehicle to go 25 kilometers on electric power.

The two-seater has gasoline consumption to three liters per 100 kilometers and emits 70 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer. Porsche, which considers China to be its third-largest after the US and Germany, said that sales will clearly exceed 10,000 vehicles this year, whereas in 2009, it sold 9,900.

He said that the new generation of the Cayenne SUV, known as Porsche's best- selling model, has very good prospects in China. He also disclosed that the order books for the Panamera sedan are well stocked.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Mazda seems too far ahead in Safety technology for having four of its vehicles chosen as the safest on the road. Very recently, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has...
by - June 22, 2017
The automotive world is intensely competitive given the growing number of players, but the British car manufacturer is adamantly holding on to its spot. The 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake, priced...
by - June 22, 2017
Audi’s all-electric supercar, the R8 e-tron, had been discontinued last October after being in the market for under two years. The electric vehicle was then exclusive to the European market...
by - June 22, 2017
Dodge has made it clear to everyone, including its potential buyers, that the Challenger SRT Demon is a street-legal drag car - that it is unlike any of your ordinary...
by - June 22, 2017
After a number of failed attempts, Tesla finally gets an Arizona dealership license by winning a court battle that allows them to sell directly to consumers. The automotive dealer license...
by - June 22, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries