Spotted in SA: 661kW 918 Spyder

<b>PORSCHE HYBRID IN SA:</b> Wheels24 thanks reader SHAUN CURRIE for capturing images of this Porsche 918 Spyder in Gauteng. Sadly, the hybrid won’t be sold in SA <i>Image: SHAUN CURRIE</i>
<b>PORSCHE HYBRID IN SA:</b> Wheels24 thanks reader SHAUN CURRIE for capturing images of this Porsche 918 Spyder in Gauteng. Sadly, the hybrid won’t be sold in SA <i>Image: SHAUN CURRIE</i>
Wheels24 reader SHAUN CURRIE captured images of Porsche's 661kW 918 Spyder hybrid at a fuel station in Bryanston, Gauteng.

Gallery: Shaun's Currie's 918 Spyder images

Currie said: "The Porsche was spotted at an Engen garage on Main Road, Bryanston, on November 30 2013. It appeared to have been from the Porsche dealership on Witkoppen road.

"There were two gentleman in the vehicle, one of whom may possibly have been Toby Venter of Porsche South Africa."

661KW HYBRID

Porsche’s 918 Spyder has a hybrid engine capable of 661kW and is able to accelerate to 100km/h 2.8 seconds. According to the automaker, fuel consumption is 2.6 litres/100km.

The 918 Spyder will be on display alongside another Porsche hybrid – the Panamera S E-Hybrid.

Porsche SA's spokesperson confirmed it was indeed Toby Venter driving a 918 Spyder. According to Porsche, four pre-production units are in South Africa for hot-weather testing.

The spokesman said: "We have some really hot weather and strange climate conditions here. Sadly, the cars will leave SA mid-December 2013.

"Since the cars are left-hand drive and only 918 units will be built globally, South Africans are not likely to see the car here again."
We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
Do you think Lewis Hamilton deserves to be knighted by the Queen?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes, he is an incredible athlete
35% - 152 votes
No, he hasn't done anything special
21% - 91 votes
He is good, but doesn't deserve the honour
44% - 192 votes
Vote