Porsche AG said it has almost 900 potential buyers for its 918 Spyder hybrid prototype as the manufacturer moves toward approving production of the vehicle.
Porsche development chief Wolfgang Durheimer told Bloomberg News that “a sound business case” would be proven if 1,000 serious buyers are waiting in the wings for the new hybrid.
“I’m confident that we will soon reach the threshold of 1,000,” he said in an interview with the media. “We need 1,000 seriously interested people to make a sound business case.”
The 918 Spyder would play a small part in Porsche’s plan to increase global sales to as many as 150,000 cars in the foreseeable future.
Porsche aims to double its Chinese dealerships by 2012 to more than 50 from 27 currently, he said.
Still no word on the potential price of this eco-monster, but it will likely top out at over $250K — probably more like $350K