2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Takes Center Stage Among Luxury and Exotic Supercars Headed to the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction
LAS VEGAS – September 4, 2018 –Barrett-Jackson has added a stunning 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder (Lot #749) to an impressive array of luxury and exotic supercars for its 11th Annual Las Vegas Auction at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Sept. 27-29, 2018. Also headlining this year’s exotics is a 2018 McLaren 720S (Lot #748) that comes from the first year of limited production for the second-generation Super Series and a ’99 Shelby Series 1 Convertible (Lot #739), which is one of a handful of the cars built equipped with the optional supercharger package.
“Luxury and exotic supercars connect with people on a level that few vehicles can, and we are especially thrilled to add a beautiful 918 Spyder to our Las Vegas docket to accentuate that point,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “While supercars tend to be aspirational vehicles, they are not out of reach for many collectors, and we are excited to offer nearly all of these incredible vehicles in Las Vegas at No Reserve. It’s a great opportunity for bidders to find themselves behind the wheel of one of these fantastic cars they may have thought was only in their dreams.”
Featured in very rare white over red interior, Lot #749 is a one-owner 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder with just over 300 actual miles and a 4.6-liter V8 engine with automatic transmission. Never before offered for sale to the public, it comes equipped with many of the factory options, including full interior carbon-fiber package and front axle lift, along with all paperwork, books and keys received at delivery.
A 2018 McClaren 720S (Lot #748) will also be among the star headliners during this year’s Las Vegas Auction. Powered by a twin-turbocharged V8 engine, this supercar boasts an acceleration of 0-124 mph in 7.8 seconds and a top speed of 212 mph. With special-order Black Amethyst paint, carbon-fiber mirror arms, rear deck engine covers, sill panel, diffuser and aero bridge, the exterior is just as impressive as its speed.
The first and only car designed, engineered and built from the ground up, as a Shelby, by Carroll Shelby, a Shelby Series 1 (Lot #739) is the quintessential American supercar. This car is #34 of just 249 produced, and is one of the approximately 60 Series 1 roadsters equipped with the supercharger package offered by Shelby as an optional extra, bumping the power from its 4.0-liter V8 engine to 450hp.
“We’ve worked very hard to build a diverse docket that includes great examples of exotics and supercars for our guests in Las Vegas,” said Steve Davis, Barrett-Jackson president. “From the world’s most acclaimed exotics to everyday drivers, we’ve purposely built our auctions so that anyone who shares our passion for collector cars can get involved in this exciting hobby. Our Las Vegas Auction guests will see some of the most respected supercars on display before they roll off the auction block and into their new home.”
Ferraris will also be among the featured marques during the Las Vegas Auction. An ’05 F430 Berlinetta (Lot #702) ushered in two world firsts for a production car, including the electronic differential (E-Diff) and the steering-wheel-mounted Manettino switch. It’s powered by a 4.3-liter alloy flat-plane 90-degree crank V8 engine, pushing this Ferrari from 0-62 mph in 3.9 seconds with a top speed of about 200 mph. The recipient of a complete, professional restoration, an ’86 Ferrari 328 GTS Targa (Lot #701) is powered by a 3.2-liter 8-cylinder engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and had an engine-out service done at 34,800 miles.
The 2018 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction will also feature these collectible exotics and supercars:
- ’91 Acura NSX (Lot #471) – Well-maintained with only 20,800 actual miles
- ’91 Acura NSX Custom Coupe (Lot #691) – Professional, no-expense-spared, nut-and-bolt restoration
- ’96 Porsche Twin-Turbo 911 (Lot #750) – Powered by a 3.6-liter twin-turbo engine that produces 400hp
- ’05 Aston Martin DB9 (Lot #472) – Red Merlot with Cream Truffle, fully loaded with many added options
- ’01 BMW Z8 Convertible (Lot #751) – One of 970 built in 2001, it has less than 21,000 actual miles
The 2018 Las Vegas Auction Docket is now live. Advance tickets and All-Week ticket packages are also available at Barrett-Jackson.com. Consignments are being accepted for the 2018 Las Vegas Auction; to submit an application, click here. For information on becoming a bidder, visit www.Barrett-Jackson.com/bid. Also, follow Barrett-Jackson on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for the latest news and information heading into the 2018 Las Vegas Auction.
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Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is the leader in collector car and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions and the sale of high-profile estates and private collections. The company produces auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut; and Las Vegas, Nevada. With broadcast partners Velocity and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson features extensive live television coverage, including broadcasts in over 150 countries internationally. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit Barrett-Jackson.com or call 480-421-6694.