It sold for more than seven figures.
Right now, the Porsche we're most excited about is the 2023 911 GT3 RS, but a few short years ago, we were looking forward to the reveal of the spectacular 918 Spyder. Particularly with the optional weight-reducing Weissach package, it was spectacular. We've been pining for a successor for a long time, and with the arrival of the Le Mans hybrid hypercar series, such a thing could be possible. But until then, we have no problem staring at and talking about the 918. It seems that we're not the only ones who still lust after this car with unreasonable fervor, as an immaculate example has now broken an auction record.
The auction featured 37 bids this past Sunday before the hammer dropped at $1,405,000 for this 2015 Weissach-equipped 918 Spyder, which appears to be finished in Meteor Grey metallic paint. The optional package cost $84,000 in the US when the car was new and includes magnesium wheels, and carbon fiber for the windscreen frame, rear wing, mirror caps, and extended rear diffuser.
This is now the highest winning bid ever recorded by Collecting Cars, the auction house responsible for this sale. It sold on the company's US platform and has now pushed the sale of a Porsche Carrera GT earlier this year to second place. That car sold for $1,071,700 on May 16th in the UK.
With under 5,000 miles recorded on the 918, this is sure to be a clever buy for the unnamed buyer, but the auction included a few other notable highlights too. On the same day, a 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB also got 37 bids and sold for $164,700 while a 2012 McLaren MP4-12C Spider sold for a respectable $105,682 after 31 bids.
If you have the means for cars like these but missed out on this past auction, Collecting Cars runs 24/7 on an online platform and claims that cars are sold within seven days with no selling fees. Porsches are its specialty, with more than 500 sold since launch. If you're looking to spend eight figures, even more insane records are recorded at Pebble Beach.