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Porsche 918 Spyder production comes to an end: Last unit dispatched

Last Porsche 918
The last unit of Porsche 918 Spyder, all ready to be dispatched to its owner.

On Monday, the 918th and final 918 Spyder rolled off production lines at Porsche’s Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen factory.

Porsche 918 Spyder production has come to a close after being in production for 21 months. The final production 918 Spyder bears a custom dark red paint marking the end of its production story but sets in motion the new pioneering technology demonstrated in its making.

Last Porsche 918

The last unit of Porsche 918 Spyder on the production line.

The 918 Spyder was launched at the end of 2013. It generates 887 hp and can sprint to 100 kmph in 2.5 seconds. This is achieved by a high performance combustion engine working in tandem with two electric motors.

The 918 Spyder featured five operating modes activated by a ‘map switch’ situated on the steering wheel. This controlled the three drive units.

It is also due to the inclusion of an intelligent control of generator function and conventional brakes that the Porsche 918 Spyder converts extra kinetic energy into electrical energy as compared to other hybrid vehicles.

Technology and innovations seen on board the Porsche 918 Spyder will play a major role where the future of sports cars is concerned.

Last Porsche 918

The last unit of Porsche 918 Spyder, all ready to be dispatched to its owner.

Besides the above, various other innovations have also made their way into the Porsche 918 Spyder manufacturing process. The entire assembly is conducted with wireless tools that include high battery powered screwdrivers controlled via Bluetooth and an adjustable assembly elevating truck designed as a tool for finishing the two seat monocoque.

Porsche 918 Spyder finishes production – News Release

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Pearl Daniels

Pearl Daniels

Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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