• Jan 24th 2011 at 11:30AM
  • 10
Porsche 918 Spyder – Click above for high-res image gallery

Porsche has unveiled two very different versions of the enticing 918 project. First came the 918 Spyder at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, and then the German automaker took the wraps off the 918 RSR in Detroit. While the former was Porsche's vision for a roadgoing hybrid roadster, the latter took the form of a fixed-roof racing coupe. The question on everyone's minds, though, is what form the eventual production version will take.

According to reports, while the racing version will retain the fixed roof and upwards-hinged doors of the RSR concept, the roadgoing version will offer the wind-in-your-hair experience of the Spyder. Autocar states that the production model will feature a removable roof panel, much like the Carrera GT. Confirmation reportedly comes from Wolfgang Dürheimer, Porsche's outgoing VP for product development who is switching to head up Bentley and Bugatti, not to mention taking the reigns at Volkswagen Group's motorsports division.

[Source: Autocar]

I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.

    • 1 Second Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nice looking car, what's going on with the rims??
        • 4 Years Ago
        Agreed. I really don't like the transparent plasticky look of these rims. They struck me as the one cheap element of the car. I'm also not a fan of the green lettering on the back; I understand it's to highlight how green the car is, but it just looks annoying to me.
        • 4 Years Ago
        those plastic covers are optional , those are there to reduce drag and improve the efficiency to get the 78 mpg they talked about while driving in the economy mode.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree. In the photoshoped pics the rims don't look that bad, but in the actual pics from the Geneva Motor Show they steal away the lines of the car in profile view
      • 4 Years Ago
      If they can make something THAT beautiful, then WHY is the 911 still a hideous frog-eyed pregnant roller-skate Beetle in drag?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think a car like this HAS to be given the option to remove the top. If it doesn't affect performance of the car much (with a less rigid body) then it's a no brainer.

      Mountain twisties on a nice day with that roof off in that car? Think I just "jizzed in my pants"!