• Mar 2, 2010
Porsche 918 Spyder Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

We hate to go back to the well-used well on this one but we have no choice: The Porsche 918 Spyder Concept is even hotter in person than it is in photos. About the size of a Boxster, it's a little wider and a lot meaner. Underneath all that sharkness you get a 500-horsepower V8 in addition to 218 overall horsepower from the two axle-mounted electric motors. And that will get you to 60 in 3.2 lickety-split seconds as well along with the feelgood factor of 94 mph. How badly do we want this car made? Have a read of the press release after the jump and the gallery of high-res photos below while we think about it... but it starts with "OMG so @#$&! want..."



Photos by Drew Phillips / Copyright ©2010 Weblogs, Inc.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Join us to claim Porsche to build it in production form... right now!!

      http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=342470451508

      918 Spyder for production NOW!!!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      need to change pants again. damn it!
      • 4 Years Ago
      That thing is really cool looking, no doubt.
      I really am not impressed with the "direction" of this car though.
      500hp should be able to propel a sports car to 60mph is around 3.5secs without a whole bunch of extra complex electric motors and stuff.
      Why not make the car lighter, reduce the engine displacement, and in the end have a much more efficient and fun to drive product.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wantee!!!!

      That is just plain sexy! Porsche's are usually nice. Sometimes really nice. But that thing is beautiful.

      If Boxster/Cayman take styling cues from this....I need start saving up. But most likely if anything does make production it will go for more than Boxster/Cayman price.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The design is absolutely lovely, though looking at the side profile more closely, it looks like it may have been based on the Audi R8 platform...
      • 4 Years Ago
      this whit the V10....could be one of the first good looking Porsche
        • 4 Years Ago
        What does engine choice have to do with aesthetics?

        Also, what's not to love about a 500-hp V-8 derived from the RS Spyder Le Mans racer?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks great, but its a near perfect melding of an MR2 and a Tesla:

      http://carstopten.blogspot.com/2008/09/toyota-mr2-spyder-fast-and-furious.html
        • 4 Years Ago
        I disagree, it looks nothing like the MR2 but I can see some Tesla lines. Anyways, it looks awesome.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd gladly drive that hybrid. Finally they're starting to make some sense ^_^
      • 4 Years Ago
      Pure Sex... Except for the wheels which probably look better in person than in pics.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Car of the show. Period. End of Discussion.

      Although I must say that if I have to nit-pick, the headlights are a little underwhelming. They look like a cross between a Pontiac Solstice and a Ferrari F430.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I saw a 914 earlier this week and thought "man such an ugly Porsche"

      This looks like a newer version of the 914, but awesome. Love how it's not just a 911 face planted onto another car, or a weak modernized 914 style. Wonder what the dash looks like when it's lit up.

      Kinda bummed that it's the same size as the Boxter though, hoping it'd be a bit smaller.
        • 4 Years Ago
        this is supposed to be the new Carrera GT, not the new 914.
      • 4 Years Ago
      we see here clearly the first effect of VAG owning Porsche.... less 911 more new design ... this is a big step in the right direction away from the horrible trys of the last 10 years that all Porsche have to look like a 911 ...

      Can´t help but I have the feeling that some Audi guy´s were part of the design team... the side intake... the rear and the rear light design... the details... thats not Porsche of 2 years ago...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Volkswagen owns Porsche....

        Volkswagen owns 49.9% of Porsche and Ferdinand Piech GmbH holds 13.3% of Porsche. Piech is the driving force behind VW > Porsche takeover...
        2011 VAG and Porsche SE become one company... but currently Piech and VAG already hafe full controll over Porsche
        • 4 Years Ago
        VAG does not own Porsche. did you see the Carrera GT ? the CGT and the 918 Spyder don't look like a 911 because they look like the old Porsche LeMans race cars.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I saw (modernized) 718 front and Gt1 rear kind of mended together.

        regardless, i love it.
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