Porsche Recalls $850,000 918 Spyder

In today's rich people are just like us news, Porsche recently had to issue a recall on the $850,000, 887 hp, 214 mile per hour 918 Spyder hybrid supercar.

Automotive News reports that the recall was only put on 46 individual cars for "rear axle components." Porsche clarified exactly what that meant in this official statement to the NHTSA.

Internal tests have shown that the rear-axle longitudinal and transverse control arms from a certain production batch do not meet the required specifications and may have been installed on some vehicles.

This can result in a change in the material properties and reduced durability. In severe service or after an extended period of time, it is possible that the connecting links of a control arm could break, making it more difficult to control the vehicle.

Porsche figured this out during in "extreme race conditions" while testing at Porsche's test track and at Nardo. I would've liked to have seen that discovery happen.

All the affected cars are going back to the shop, inspected, and will get their control arms replaced if they're bad.


Photo Credit: Porsche/Jalopnik

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