CHICAGO - FEBRUARY 12:  2015 Porsche 918 Spyder at the 107th Annual Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois on FEBRUARY 12, 2015.  (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)
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Porsche Just Released Its Most Expensive Model Ever
The new Porsche 963 is the company's first consumer prototype in decades, sporting a 4.6-liter V8 engine fed by twin turbochargers and backed up by an electric motor, with a 7-speed pneumatically actuated racing transmission. It has a whopping 670 horsepower, weighs just over 2,200 pounds, and promises to run on renewable fuels.
Aimed at motorsport teams, the new 963 has already been sold to a few lucky customers for a jaw-dropping $2.9 million — almost double what the Porsche RS Spyder LMP2 chassis sold for on release. Porsche Penske Motorsport has two of the factory cars and will be using them to compete in various races across the endurance calendar.
Minnesota's JDC-Miller Motorsports is the first confirmed buyer of the 963, with more high-profile racing names expected to follow. Despite the fact that the price of the 963 is triple the price of Porsche's most recent road-legal hypercar — the 918 Spyder — the $2.9 million still does not get buyers everything, with spare parts and fuel likely to cost a small fortune.