Porsche 918 Spyder (2014–2016)

What's good

Amazingly efficient supercar.

What to watch out for

28-9-2014: 918 Spyder caught file and burned out at at Caledon Esso Gas Station in Toronto, Canada. Speculation is that hot exhaust pipes may be too close to the fuel tank, causing vapours to catch ignite. Pix and video: wreckedexotics.com/wu-accident/16728?c=wu652

Porsche 918 Spyder Burned Out Wrecked Exotics

Recalls

23-12-2014: From leftlanenews.com: Porsche has announced a second recall for the 918 Spyder. Chassis components to be replaced in 205 vehicles sold worldwide (out of a production run of 918). In Porsche words: "The reason for this is that for vehicles that were manufactured in a certain time period defective parts were used from a delivery batch, whose functionality cannot be permanently guaranteed," Porsche says that the problem was discovered during in-house quality inspections and has not been the subject of any customer complaints related to failure in the field. The fix takes approximately two days to complete.

7-7-2016: R:2016/161: Porsche 918 Spyder. SEAT BELT RESTRAINT FUNCTION MAY BE IMPAIRED IN THE EVENT OF A COLLISION. On affected vehicles the incorrect type of bolt may have been supplied during repair work involving the removal of the seat belt mount or belt reel. Check type of bolt fitted and replace where necessary. VINS: WP0CA2919FS800603 to WP0ZZZ91ZFS800914. Build dates: 25-2-2014 to 27-7-2015.

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