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Planning to get yourself a Porsche 918 Spyder? You’re too late. After 21 months of production, the German carmaker has finally produced its 918th and final copy of its halo car. First paraded as a concept back in 2010 at the Geneva Motor Show, the 918 was finally given the go-ahead for production later that year. Production began in September 2013 and by the end of 2014, reports were in that the entire allocation was sold out.

As with all of its limited-run hypercars, the Porsche 918 Spyder represented a major technological leap for the company – one which will see the lessons it learned in building the 918 trickle down into more mainstream, future models. The plug-in hybrid hypercar comes powered by a naturally-aspirated 4.6 litre V8 engine mated to a pair of electric motors, juiced up by a 6.8 kWh lithium-ion battery.

Total power output is rated at 887 hp and 1,275 Nm of torque. With said powertrain sending its power to all four corners via a seven-speed PDK gearbox, the Porsche 918 Spyder rockets from nought to 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds and powers on to a top speed of 345 km/h. An all-electric range of 32 km and a top speed of 150 km/h is possible, if you’re into that kind of thing.

Adding another feather to its hat is the fact that the 918 Spyder has gone round the fabled Nurburgring Nordschleife in 6:57 – a record that will most likely remain unbeaten by any other series production vehicle for quite some time.

GALLERY: Porsche 918 Spyder in Malaysia