Porsche 918 Spyder supercar open edges closer to its extremely limited release, with order books already Europe.
This week, reports from Europe suggest Porsche developed a hardtop version that the family would join as a permanent member.
According to German magazine Auto Bild, the new model will be called the 961st If the reports are true, the Porsche 961 is the second to take on these numbers, the first being a racing version of the popular 959 (which started life as a rally project).
The report added that 961 is the Porsche line-up on the 911 as the new flagship, electricity from the same V8 petrol-electric hybrid combination, which runs the 918 Spyder.
In concept form, the 918 Spyder offers a 373kW V8 gasoline engine and two axles mounted electric motors with a total capacity of 160kW.
provided thanks to the V8 and the additional four-wheel-drive sack by the electric motors, the 918 Spyder 100 km / h in 3.2 seconds at most on the way to a top speed of 320km / h.
Rumors of a hard top 918 have for a while now, with 918-based RSR January-racing car (pictured above) offers insight into what to expect we’ll see in circulation.
Porsche itself has details of a 918-based hardtop, limited edition or confirm otherwise. The 918 Spyder is not set to debut in 2013, the confirmation of all variant offspring will probably be some time off.