The plug-in hybrid Porsche 918 Spyder was the best concept to come out of the Geneva Motor Show this year. With a claimed 0-60 time of about 3 seconds, the ability to return a fuel efficiency of 78 mpg, and a 15 mile electric-only range, it quickly became an object of lust for millions.
And now it appears the car is being readied to race in next year’s Nurburgring 24 Hours.
Up to this point, Porsche has essentially said all they needed was 1,000 firm order to actually put the 918 into production. As of the end of April they had 900, so it’s pretty clear that the vehicle will be produced, but up till now we had no indication of when that might be. If Porsche is getting the car ready for its race debut in just under a year’s time, that’s probably a good indication of just how fast Porsche is pushing to release.
According to the report over at Autocar UK, Porsche engineers are working to get the 918’s top speed up to 200 mph so that it can complete a lap of the legendary Nurburgring in a stunning 7 minutes and 30 seconds. Take this one with a grain of salt, however, as AutoCar cites no sources.