We bow our heads and give a moment of silence to remember the Porsche 918 Spyder which burned to a bare husk of its former beauty this weekend. The car, owned by Canadian investor and television show judge Michael Wekerle, was imported into Canada on September 3 for a mere $900,000 U.S.

On Sunday, Wekerle was filling the tank of the rare super-hybrid at an Esso station near Toronto when a gas spill touched the hot exhaust of the Porsche 918 Spyder and the car became engulfed in flames.

Luckily no one was hurt, but the beautiful German rendition of awesomeness was destroyed.

Porsche will only build 918 of the rare hybrid supercar, so as of now, there are only 917 of these beautifully-engineered Porsche 918 Spyder beauties left. We will not torture you with video of the burning car. Instead, here is what it looked like in its prime before it was taken from us far too early.

Porsche 918 Spyder

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An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at AaronOnAutos.com.

3 thoughts on “Now There are 917 – Porsche 918 Spyder Burns To the Ground in Canada”

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  3. A ouch, and more for Porsche than that poor guy watching his 918/917 go up in smoke. This is going to be an interesting development for Porsche. Although those things happen, they rarely do with exotics.

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