The title for this post might not make much sense, let us explain. We were expecting to see the production version of the Porsche 918 Spyder at the recently over Detroit Motor Show in form of the Porsche 918 Coupe. But instead we got the 918 RSR racing car. Now Porsche executives have confirmed the road-going version will retain its Spyder form.
So the 918 Coupe will only come as a race car. This car has an awesome 756 bhp hybrid powertrain which is a evolution of the same system as the Porsche GT3 Hybrid R. Porsche has not yet commented on the powertrain that will power the production version mainly becasue they haven’t decided yet! Currently they’re focused on the racing program and development of the RSR which can very well be the future of motorsport.
Wolfgang Dürheimer, Porsche board member who is leaving in a few weeks to take control of Bentley, told Autocar: “The road application of this car is the 918 Spyder, There is no decision taken that the coupé type will be available on the Spyder. We learned from the Carrera GT that the driving pleasure of the car is enhanced when you have the possibility to drive open or closed. “We have always told people interested in the 918 Spyder that it will have a roof concept similar to the Carrera GT’s, with a lightweight carbonfibre panel. A closed car is better for motorsport, though.”