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911 Turbo S ‘Edition 918 Spyder’ revealed

Mon, 21 Mar 2011

Porsche 911 Turbo S ‘Edition 918 Spyder’

Earlier today we reported that Porsche has finally got round to putting the 918 Spyder on sale at a rather eye-watering £678k. And there will only be 918 built.

But that wasn’t the only car Porsche revealed this morning. They also revealed the Porsche 911 Turbo S ‘Edition 918 Spyder’, a limited edition 911 designed to celebrate the launch of the 918 Spyder for sale.

As far as we could tell Porsche was offering to flog one of these new 911 Edition 918s to every customer who placed an order for the 918 Spyder; something to keep them going until the 918 arrived in 2013.

But some were reporting that Porsche were actually going to give every buyer of a 918 a 911 special edition. But they’re not. Categorically. Definitely. No way. What they will do is flog 918 buyers the limited edition 911, but they won’t flog them to anyone else.

In fact, theoretically, if every buyer of the 918 Spyder declined the option to buy a 911 ‘Edition 918 Spyder’ at £125,865 (or £133,553 for the Cabriolet) none would be produced.

So, if you are buying a 918 Spyder and you fancy stumping up £126k for a 911 to keep you going, what do you get?

You get a Porsche 911 Turbo S with acid green logos, upholstery seams, instrument dials… let’s just call it a a lot of acid-green highlights. And bits of carbon fibre. And a badge on the glovebox with the same number as the 918 Spyder you’ve ordered.

So there you are; the Porsche 918 Turbo S ‘Edition 918 Spyder’ is only for those who are buying a 918 Spyder. Until they flog it on. At a premium.

To someone who wants the world to think he’s got enough to buy a 918 Spyder.

By Cars UK