You'll see they pretty much agree with my assessment of this particular vehicle. Their opening comment:
But it doesn't have a manual, so...
The Porsche VIP programme was a late addition to the 918 process and used as an incentive to push sales. Anyone that took the plunge has likely done very well for it, but it's not entirely straightforward. There are various hold periods that if met, allow the owner to maintain their VIP status. The 918s are just starting to clear the first hold hurdle, so there should be more coming on market as owners can take some money off the table while maintaining their VIP status... 911R, mmmmmmm