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

If you build it, they will come. That's our advice to Porsche regarding a production version of the 918 Spyder Concept that wowed attendees at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month. Somehow, though, we'd imagine that the German automaker would want a more solid business case than our personal opinions. Good news, then.

Rumor has it that Porsche is actively working with its dealers to find enough buyers ready and willing to plunk down their hard-earned dollars on the next halo car from the quintessential sportscar maker. Porsche R&D chief Wolfgang Dürheimer says that the company would be rather pleased "if customer feedback is positive and we end up over time with about 1,000 firm orders."

If Porsche were to put its hybrid 918 Spyder into limited production, it wouldn't be without precedent. Back in the early 2000s, Porsche used a similar tactic to put its awesome Carrera GT on the market... and we all know how that turned out. As we said before: If you build it, they will come. Trust us. Oh, and there's a bunch of new images in our high-res gallery below... just in case you're in the market for a new desktop background.



[Source: Automobile]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Dam this car looks awesome, but does have Ferrari resemblances. I wonder if it will be pitted against the Lexus LF-A?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Damn! This is one sexxxy car! I hope it makes it to production! I was considering a 599GTB but hell as I have never been a Porsche fan, but this thing is sik!!!! I know most of it won't make it to production, but damn! I love this car!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I was looking and looking....and I can't tell what those rims are. What material is that? Anyone?
        • 5 Years Ago
        metal wheels and they have a plastic cover on them to improve aerodynamics so the car is more efficient. the plastic covers can be removed.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'm not sure but i'm a take a guess.

        I THINK its thin forged stainless steel. Extra thin to keep the weight down maybe? I don't think its clear composite though, it looks like the inner spokes are giving a reflection of the rotor so it looks like its clear.

        I'm not absolutely sure though.
        • 5 Years Ago
        That's what I was wondering. Some kind of clear composite material. I don't think they will make it to the production model though
      • 5 Years Ago
      Totally awesome, totally expected
        • 5 Years Ago
        My 13 year old son built one of these with his Legos a couple of years ago. Far out!
        • 5 Years Ago
        I didnt realize the car came with rocket launchers behind the seats!
        (shot 3)
        • 5 Years Ago
        I don't understand that when they only had " 1.000 firm orders " LOL that's 1-point-zero-zero-zero. I don't see why they needed to be so precise, got to love the Germans and there random use of SI units. Grammatical errors rock 2!

        This is a joke btw, I know it's meant to say 1,000 good on them. who wouldn't want a silent electric shopping cart that is also a V8 track attack monster!
        • 5 Years Ago
        James- Many Euro countries use decimal points to denote thousands, millions, etc.

        Eg. 1.000.000 is a million, just like 1,000,000 is.
        • 5 Years Ago
        This is one BADA$$ follow-up to the CarraraGT.

        Porsche needs to build petrol, diesel, and hybrid (both diesel- & petrol-electric) variants.

        The Brand needs this vehicle --- exactly like the concept ---- to show the industry that it can build other cars that doesn't look like another 911 variant.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why does this have to be a 200K+ Halo car and not the next boxter?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Seriously. Throw the 3.4 liter in it and call it a day! I'll be selling my current Boxster S along with my kidney to get one!
        • 5 Years Ago
        because a 718hp Boxster is quite a step up from the current Boxster.
        • 5 Years Ago
        SimpleCar said:
        "This 918 is too complex. If they drop the hybrid it might be interesting"

        The only reason for this car's existence is the KERS system. They're certainly not going to drop it. Hybrid powertrains might seem complex to you, but I guarantee that Porsche engineers can figure it out.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I prefer the current Boxster Spyder. This 918 is too complex. If they drop the hybrid it might be interesting. Till then give me either the Boxster Spyder or Carrera GT
      • 5 Years Ago
      Are those rocket launchers on top of engine bay? :O
        • 5 Years Ago
        Is Autoblog sure that these pictures came from Porsche? Because they look like they may have come out of Q's lab...
        • 5 Years Ago
        nope....laser cannons.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sex on wheels! Another awesome car....I'll never get to drive. Life is SO unfair. :-(
        • 5 Years Ago
        Or just eat cup ramen for 2 meals a day (skip b-fast) for about 20 years and boom, a 20 year old used 918.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Great looking car. But without the badget, it doesn't really look like a Porsche from the outside... It looks to fussy.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Someone has to take up the slack from Gemballa.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I was looking at the images and thinking that without the badge, most people would say it looks like a Ferrari.

        Not that it's a bad thing cuz it's a nice looking car, but Porsches have had the same look for sooo long that it's tough to imagine them breaking out of their all too common styling mold.

        Would be cool if it happens.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Look at it! there's your freaking business case!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      If they do as bad a job converting this dream car from show stand to showroom as they did with the Boxster ten years ago, we can all rest easy.......not that I'll have the six figures to play....Bruce
      • 5 Years Ago
      This render speaks to my soul. Hmm, I think I could get by on one kidney
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like the back end of a Bugatti Veyron and the front end of a Lotus Elise smashed together. What did you expect from Porsche? Steal peoples ideas and market it as their own and say, "We are the most prestigous German automaker! Thats right we're German! Germany! Yeah! Uhh... Boxer V6 anyone? Anyone?"
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