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Porsche 918 Spyder Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

We still haven't stopped drooling over the Porsche 918 Spyder concept, a car that debuted at this year's Geneva Motor Show. It's a sexy infusion of both Boxster and Carrera GT influences, with a dash of hybrid power thrown in for good measure. What's not to love about a 500-horsepower, V8-powered roadster that can hit 62 mph in just 3.2 seconds? Oh, and did we mention that, because of its additional electric motors, Porsche claims that the 918 can also achieve up to 78 miles per gallon? We highly approve.

According to Autocar, we aren't the only ones swooning over the 918. In fact, Porsche is apparently fully committed to building a serial version of the Spyder. No official confirmation has been made, but in speaking to Autocar, Porsche boss Michael Macht says, "There is no one inside Porsche who doesn't want to build the 918," later adding, "The 918 Spyder proves the answer to whether there can be high-performance cars in the future." If this concept does get the green light for production, we could likely see it hit the streets within the next five years. We'll do our best to remain patient.




[Source: Autocar]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Yes, please build it. I don't care if it is hybrid-only, has a hybrid option or anything else. (Though a hybrid meeting those figures would be a fun F.U to all the other exotics sports cars...) But a car that pretty needs to exist. Even if I'll probably never even see one in person.
      • 5 Years Ago
      betterthanalexuslfa.comftw
        • 5 Years Ago
        *entertainingly
        • 5 Years Ago
        lmao? seriously? The lexus isn't even a blip on this thing's radar. Try better than anything.com :P. The porsche doesn't need to attempt to market itself as the most advanced supercar out there to fanbois drinking Finess koolaid, it quite simply is the most advanced supercar out there and entreatingly, in hybrid form, weighs the same, with batteries, bwahahah. Well…and is faster… and sexier… and more fuel efficient… more desirable… has a direct connection to motorsports… yeah… this thing, when produced, is a boat full of uncompromising win.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I really, really want to buy a 918 Spyder. Reall.
      • 5 Years Ago
      They would be crazy not to. Unless their new masters determine that they don't want a Porsche blowing away Lambos and R8s.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @ Yaroukh , VAG owns the rights to the Auto Union name and some say that will be the name of the new company that will be created when VW and Porsche will merge.

        @ Throwback , actually Piech and the VW guys want Porsche to build hypercars, Piech is the mastermind behind the Veyron, and he was in charge of Porsche's racing department when they built the legendary 917. why do you think they chose the 918 name for the new car ?
        • 5 Years Ago
        @sparrk: my bad, i have now noticed i've read the SpecV's comment wrong
        • 5 Years Ago
        @sparrk: And exactly how does that mean that Porsche==Auto Union?
      • 5 Years Ago
      this is a very interesting design. I dont really understand the need for this to be hybrid if it will rarely be driven. Unless adding a hybrid system is more substantial that turbos or superchargers then I agree. In the other hand its also good to see companies work in new technologies so its a go for me regardless.
        • 5 Years Ago
        there are rumours that Porsche wants to go for a new LeMans overall victory in a hybrid car in a few years. they already have the GT3 R with the flywheel KERS and the 918 hybrid, i guess they are testing which system is the better choice for racing and on the roads.
      • 5 Years Ago
      78 MPG?

      Off a tall cliff, maybe.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Porsche should really make this car. If they did, it would automatically become their best looking car of all time. I'm not sure I care about the batteries. I'd prefer a gas only motor.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Bring it.

      If it gets the green light it will probably be her in 3-4 years or so.

      That means theres... ... carry the one... ... a lot of Powerball and Mega Millions drawings where I can get lucky and purchase one of these beauties.
        • 5 Years Ago
        when it gets the green light it'll be here in two.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I really, really want a 918 Speder. Really.
      • 5 Years Ago
      please please please please please please
      • 5 Years Ago
      Build 917 and reserve the 918th for me
      • 5 Years Ago
      With all of these runaway Toyota's on the road,I think we all need either these Porsche's to runaway from them or maybe Full size Heavy Duty trucks if we are stuck in traffic !!!
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