Porsche ceases 918 production

MyDrive | Porsche – This week, the 918 Spyder has completed a remarkable journey. After 21 months of production, the final Porsche 918 Spyder came off the assembly line in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen right on schedule. But the legacy of this technology pioneer will reach far beyond its production time. Future generations of sports cars will benefit directly from innovations found in the 918 Spyder.

The 918 Spyder was systematically developed to be a performance hybrid with plug-in technology. The hybrid super sports concept car made its debut at the 2010 Geneva International Motor Show where it was met with overwhelming approval.

In the summer of 2010, the Supervisory Board of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG gave the green light for its production development. When the car was launched to the market in late 2013, the 918 Spyder represented a continuation of a series of super sports cars in Porsche history.

Ten years later, the 911 GT1 paved the way for implementing carbon-fiber technology in production vehicles. In 2003, the Carrera GT made its debut as the first production vehicle whose monocoque and subframe were made entirely of carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP).

The 918 technology platform also blazed new trails with spectacular solutions like the all-carbon body, fully variable aerodynamics and a rear axle steering system. Adaptive aerodynamics and rear axle steering have already made their way into production sports cars, such as in the 911 Turbo models and in the 911 GT3 and 911 GT3 RS.

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