Porsche 918 Super Hybrid Spyder may debut in 5 years; Geneva attention for concept spurs production plan

March 10, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Geneva has been sort of a revelation for Porsche. The 918 Spyder concept showcased at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show had turned heads by the dozen. Realizing the charm the concept hid under the hood, Porsche is now seriously mulling over getting into production phase. So, if plans move faster, we might get to drive a Porsche 918 Spyder soon.

The viewer attention the concept has managed to churn out has spurred engineers at the car manufacturing plant an elated lot and they are not prepared to rest until the car rolls out on to the tarmac, it seems. AutoCar has quoted CEO Michael Macht as saying that “There is no one inside Porsche who doesn’t want to build the 918”.  Such is the attention the concept has received.

So when do we see the car for real. The report says that the 918 Super Hybrid Spyder would go on sale within the next five years if Porsche finally decides on making it.  The 918 Spyder would combine a 500bhp petrol V8 with two electric motors for a combined 718bhp.

Though there hasn’t been any official conformation as to whether the maker has decided to go for it, it is widely believed that Porsche would indeed get into production of the 918 Spyder. The car maker says the response has been marvelous and it would ask buyers to sign letters of intent. A high performance car is in the offing. We would like to believe so.

(Via AutoCar, Images: worldcarfans)

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