All good things come to an end.
The final Porsche 918 Spyder has rolled off the assembly line in Stuttgart, 21 months after the hybrid hypercar entered production. Debuting in concept form at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, the 918 Spyder launched in late 2013, continuing the marque’s series of supercars and joining an elite group made up of the 904 Carrera GTS, the 959, the 911 GT1 and the Carrera GT. No more 918s will be made, but the legacy of the technology pioneer will live on in future sports cars.
Elements of its massively powerful and highly efficient hybrid powerplant, regenerative braking system, all-carbon body, fully variable aerodynamics and adaptive rear axle steering will make their way to production cars of tomorrow, with the latter two already finding their way into the 911 GT3 and GT3 RS. As we bid farewell to the 918, be comforted by the fact a successor is already in the works.