Following interviews with two anonymous sources, Bloomberg News is reporting that the Porsche 918 Spyder will be the automaker’s most expensive vehicle. The company plans to sell the car at €500,000, a price €47,000 higher than the Porsche Carrera GT, produced from 2003 to 2006.
Despite the high cost, more than 2,000 people have begun talks to purchase the two-seater. The automaker said they would not greenlight the car unless 1,000 customers put a deposit down on the car. In its history, less than 1,500 units of the Carrera GT were ever sold.
The hybrid 918 Spyder is capable of a 0-100 km/h sprint time of just 3.2 seconds. It uses a 500-horsepower V8 engine combined with an electric motor to hit 199 mph (320 km/h). Porsche claims that the 918 Spyder uses about three liters of fuel per 100 km, producing up to 70 grams of CO2 per kilometer.
A formal decision on the car’s production is expected later this year.