• May 18, 2009
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L'Automobile, our new favorite purveyors of outlandish stories and Photoshopped speculation, is reporting that Porsche is considering building a road-going version of the RS Spyder to fill the vacuum created by the dearly departed Carrera GT.

According to the French rumormongers, the RS Spyder's road-legal progeny will measure in at 183 inches (about eight inches longer than a 911) and will consist of a carbon fiber monocoque to keep weight to a minimum. A version of the Spyder's 3.4-liter V8 would be mounted amidships, but will be de-tuned from its current 503 hp (at 10,000 rpm) to around 400 hp.

Naturally, we're suitable skeptical about the report, particularly since it's lacking some basic information about the powerplant (is this the new direct-injected engine?) and there's no word on the transmission, running gear or even a possible debut date. Regardless, we can dream, and as far as fantasies go, an LMP2 car for the road is good starting point.



[Source: L'Automobile]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Bring back to racecar first. I miss seeing in the races.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Porsche AG needs to make a higher performance Cayman --- anything else is a delay tactic. Hopefully, the new Porsche CEO, Martin Winterkron, will finally lay the 911 to rest so Porsche engineers no longer have to hold back the Cayman. I'll all in favor of a new Porsche CEO if that what it takes to get a Cayman with a 3.8L engine. Wendelin Wiedeking ought to be impeached and tried for not letting this happen under his regime.
        • 5 Years Ago
        the 911 is fine , learn to drive.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That would be so cool.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Quick Porsche question thats been bothering me for the past few days. I know ZF the company that makes transmissions has a duel clutch one and Porsche has their PDK. Are there two duel clutch transmissions that go in Porches because on the ZF web site there is a page that has to do with Porsche's or is the one that ZF(/Bosch) created is just PDK.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This would almost redeem the Cayenne and the Panamera. Almost.
      • 5 Years Ago
      please please please please please please please!
      • 5 Years Ago
      a new porsche hell ya im tired of the 911 anyway.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Porsche has already done this would the road-(barely)-legal GT1 from the 90s. There's also the Dauer 62, which used to be a 962 then ended up winning LeMans AGAIN as a new car.

      I wouldn't be surprised if a handful make it to the streets in say, Germany or Malaysia.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is a well trodden path. I recall a Porsche 917K was converted for road use for one of the higher ups at Martini-Rossi. I also remember seeing a Schuppan 962 on a Speed TV program.
      • 5 Years Ago
      No effin way, I'm spending all my income for the next 3 years on one
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hell Yeah! This could very well be a Ferrari FX70 competitor.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hey, they built the Carrera GT around their never-used racing V10, so I don't see why this couldn't happen.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Agreed...could this be the fabled 'GT1' that's supposed to be dropping some time in the next few years?
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