From 2013 to 2015, only 918 examples of the Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid hypercar were built, and each one of them has an asking price of about $847,000. Among all the examples, there’s nothing like this factory-finished VooDoo Blue unit. That’s why when this unique model was announced to be put up for auction, not a few collectors and auto aficionados paid attention.
This 918 hypercar will soon be brought to the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas sale alongside the Shelby GT500 Super Snake, as well as a Clarion Builds Acura NSX. Currently, Barrett Jackson has not listed the price of the 918, but with its rarity, it will easily go over seven figures. It is not just the VooDoo Blue paint job that makes it special. It also has Martini livery in black, white and grey that reminds you of the legendary Le Mans race cars, a nice set of silver wheels, and a glossy black rear wing.
A couple of 918 Spyders have been painted in Porsche’s standard Mexico Blue shade, but do not mistake that for the VooDoo blue. There’s a distinct difference and if you ask us, the latter definitely stands out more.
This particular model is numbered 184 of 918 and has all the elements of a standard 918 Spyder so don’t let its custom finish fool you. Under its hood is the same 4.6 liter V8 engine that produces 887 horsepower (661 kilowatts) just like that of the rest of the 918 models, paired to a four-wheel drive system. The engine allows it to complete the 0-60 mile per hour (96 kilometers per hour) sprint in only 2.5 seconds. It also boasts a top speed of 217 miles per hour (349 kilometers per hour). It is almost good as new with less than 1,200 miles (1,931 kilometers) on its clock since it was made.
Its cabin may not be as flashy as its exterior, but it actually features several unique fitments such as carbon fiber controls, door panels, and a removable roof. Most of the interior, from the seats, dash, and steering wheel are wrapped in subtle black leather with white stitching all over for some contrast.
If you get the feeling that you’ve spotted this car somewhere before, it’s probably because the 918 Spyder was once displayed at the Rock and Roll Car Museum in Texas when it left the factory two years ago. But now, it is looking for a new place it can call home, and to a responsible owner of course.
In the past, Porsche 918s have been sold at auctions for over $1.8 million. And for a unique example like this, expect that it would cost a lot more. The Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas sale will take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort on October 19, 2017.