The hybrid drivetrain is also advanced enough to drive a maximum of 18 miles (29 km) without using the gasoline engine at all. Together, the Porsche 918 Spyder has a range of 420 miles (676 km). This particular example has actually had 4 different owners despite its very limited mileage.
Hilariously, the auction describes the car's history in the following fashion. "The car has evidently been largely stored rather than driven since new." No joke, huh. Over its 6 year life, it's gone an average of just 161 miles (259 km) each year.
That would be like driving from L.A. to Ventura and then back. No sightseeing or anything else. In the case of this car which lives in Canada, it would be like going from its home in Toronto to Niagra Falls and back. Not exactly a long trip. And remember, that's per year.
It's sad to see such a pinnacle of automotive engineering just sitting around and wasting away to one extent or another. At the same time, such a low mileage example should set the bar for the rest of the 918 Spyder market. It could even influence the pricing of the other two halo cars it came out with, the McLaren P1 and the Ferrari LaFerrari.