Porsche has built the last 918 Spyder at its plant in Zuffenhausen, 21 months after the first units rolled off the assembly line.
The latest in a line of super sports cars from Porsche including the 904 Carrera GTS, the 959, the 911 GT1 and the Carrera GT, the 918 Spyder hybrid hypercar was a technology pioneer. Each of its predecessors brought something special to the industry. The 904 Carrera GTS featured a steel and polymer body to achieve low weight, the 959 introduced an electronically-controlled all-wheel drive system, the 911 GT1 paved the way for implementing carbon-fiber technology in production vehicles and the Carrera GT was the first production vehicle whose monocoque and subframe were made entirely of carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP).
Even more than any of these famous predecessors, the 918 Spyder is a technology pioneer. With two electric motors working together with a 4.6-liter V8, an all-carbon body, fully variable aerodynamics and adaptive rear axle steering, the 918 Spyder is the most sophisticated Porsche production car ever made.
Porsche also brought innovations to the 918 Spyder’s manufacturing process. For example, the entire assembly process takes place with wireless tools, such as the battery-powered screwdrivers controlled via Bluetooth. Another specially developed solution is the highly-adjustable assembly elevating truck, designed as an ergonomic tool for finishing the two-seat monocoque.