Maria Sharapova says Porsche 918 Spyder is out of her budget
At a recent Porsche organized promotion event, Mark Webber and Maria Sharapova were seen together. Webber is a Former Formula 1 driver, who is currently with Porsche for FIA World Endurance Championship. While Maria Sharapova is one of the richest and most famous female sportsperson in the world today. She is also Porsche’s brand ambassador since April 2013.
Mark Webber was in Stuttgart, home of Porcshe. He attended the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix match in which Sharapova won. After the match, the two met, and had an interaction. Both these world famous personalities were also seen signing autographs for fans.
Later, Mark Webber took Sharapova for a spin in the all-new Porsche 918 Spyder. Maria confessed that she liked the car, and it was very sweet, but she also said that it was a little out of her budget. Yes, she said that, but with a smile on her face. We are sure Maria was joking as she is the highest paid female athlete in the world for 9 years running with earnings of over $29 million in prize money alone.
Price of Porsche 918 Spyder is at Ā£712,088 ($1.2 million). It is powered by a 4.6l V8 generating and an electric motor, together generating 887 bhp and 1,275 Nm torque. It is the most advanced and the fastest Porsche ever to enter production. Only 918 units will be produced, and all are sold out. But, you can still get driven in it and that too by Webber, if you are Maria Sharapova.