• May 25, 2010
2013 Porsche 918 RSR Renderings – Click above for high-res image gallery

Like most of the motoring world, our automotive lives really got off the ground at age 13. We suddenly realized that in just three short years, we would be legally allowed to drive our very own cars, and that revelation started a chain reaction of magazines, posters and models that eventually led to our first set of keys. We may have even been known to sketch a barely recognizable dream car or two. We weren't, however, cranking out professional-grade renderings of a Le Mans version of the Porsche 918 Spyder Concept.

Here's the deal: Team Speed forum user PorscheCarreraGTMay6 has been so kind as to share his vision of what a genuine Porsche hybrid racer might look like. That's all fine and good. After all, the internet is awash with plenty of Photoshopped what-ifs, but what makes these really special is that A) the person claims to be 13 years-old and B) the renders are drop-dead gorgeous and C) there's a good chance we're going to see a 918 Spyder racer within the next few years. The user even cranked out a YouTube video and a solid description of the reasoning behind the model.

You can check out the full forum thread here, and be sure to hop the jump to see the video for yourself. Keep your eyes out. If this kid is actually 13 years-old, they're going to set the auto world on fire.



[Source: Team Speed]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm not impressed by the photoshopped images (wing is too high and large, not quite right perspective-wise, backgrounds on the 3/4 shots are a different perspective, etc) but I AM impressed that a 13 year old kid knows some of the old school classic Porsche liveries. That's always nice to see.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Uhhh.....ahhhhh...ooahhhh....

      .... .....Someone get me a towel...please!?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Classy cars dude. As for this guy up here with the towel...HOW'BOUT NO
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Ender's graphic design game"
      • 4 Years Ago
      13? Awesome, I was barely rendering simple non textured RNA and DNA crap in 3dsmax at 13, low res and crap, this? Amazing! Tallent+ever improving tech = awesome
      • 4 Years Ago
      +1 for the Gran Turismo menu music
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow. Just like I would have imagined it... now if only I had photoshop skills.

      sigh
      • 4 Years Ago
      hell of a job by the kid.
      • 4 Years Ago
      looks like a spyker with a ford GT's butt
      • 4 Years Ago
      Kids are sick with computers nowadays. My 4 year old got ahold of my ipod touch and started using it as well as I do, immediately.

      As for the car, big surprise, it looks better with real wheels. But really, both Porsche and the kid did great.
        • 4 Years Ago
        it could be also translated as that you work with the ipod as a 4yr

        i kid, i kid ;)
        • 4 Years Ago
        @kk33550

        Clean the sand out of your "female reproductive organ" (yeah AB won't even let you say the politically correct term), junior.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't care if this kid had help or not. I'm just thrilled that a 13 year old is interested in real sports cars and sport scar racing. That Flying Lizard livery looks awesome and I bet Patrick Long and Jorg Bergmeister would love to kick some butt in that thing. I know I would love to watch them do it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      All he did was add a spoiler and some graphics. I mean granted I guess it's impressive for a 13 year old but its really not that hard to overlay a bunch of sponsor logos on a premade 918 render and then put a dark wing on it against a dark background.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Exactly. Its not hard to do this at all. Now if he had actually hand drawn them, then I'd be impressed. I could literally do this in 5 minutes. One and half hours if I hand drew them and I'm 17.

        Even for a 13yr old these days this really isn't that impressive. He took a side profile shot and put overlays onto it. If it was an angle shot then it would be a lot harder.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Guys, did you see the renders of mine from an angle? Why don't you look at the gallery and check them out. I didn't make them to boast, I just made them a few months back to start some speculation of the 918. I very lightly do the age thing.
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