Porsche 918 Spyder
The Porsche 918 Spyder is the most technically advanced car that the German performance car maker has ever made. From the way that the plug-in hybrid systems works to the upward facing exhaust, the 918 really shows what Porsche’s engineers are capable of.
The car is definitely the future, which got us thinking as to which things on the car we would most like to see make their way to other Porsches. So, below is our top 5 features that we want to see on a 911, Boxster or Cayman.
- Top Exhaust – Having the exhaust pipes right behind your head is just plain cool. We would love to see it make its way to a car that we would be more likely to afford. While it probably wouldn’t work for the 911 or Cayman, perhaps on a Boxster it would work. We are thinking something along the lines of the Boxster Spyder, but with the upward facing exhaust pipes.
- Hybrid System – The 918 Spyder’s hybrid system is pretty amazing in how it works. While Porsche already has a plug-in hybrid in the Panamera, having a 911 that had the added boost of those electric motors could be very good. Plus, you can tell your friends how green it is.
- Seats – The seats in the 918 Spyder are very lightweight and supportive. They also look very good and we think putting them on something like the GT3 would work perfectly.
- Steering Wheel – At first glass the steering wheel in the 918 looks the same as the one found in other cars from Porsche. However the sports wheel contains controls with some integrated into a smooth panel that could be a nice addition to the rest of the lineup.
- The V8 Engine – As we look for more horsepower from the flat-six engine we may be getting close to the top end of what you can do (although I’m sure that the Porsche engineers will prove me wrong). Because of this putting a V8 in a 911, Boxster or Cayman, may be the best way to continue to increase performance while still fitting the engine in the space available. This one isn’t likely to happen, but an even bigger engine would be nice (although a flat-eight could be very interesting as well).