Porsche in the process of building a business case for the 918 Spyder Concept
After a resoundingly successful debut at the Geneva Motor Show, Porsche is now toying with the idea of building a production version of the 918 Spyder Concept. First things first, though, the company is making sure that in the event they do push through, they’d want to make a solid business case first.
There have been rumors going around that Porsche is in talked with a number of its dealers in the hopes of figuring out whether the 918 Spyder Concept has a home in any of their dealerships. According to Wolgang Durheimer, Porsche’s chief of research and design, a positive customer feedback is the most important thing to consider and that Porsche is reaching for a benchmark of somewhere around the neighborhood of 1,000 firm orders before it decides that the 918 Spyder Concept is primed and ready for the production block.
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Like we said, it goes without saying that the 918 Spyder was arguably one of the most talked-about cars at the Geneva Motor Show so we know that it already has the attention of a lot of people within the auto industry. The matter to consider here is that whether the concept follows the same line of the Carrera GT, a concept that was turned into a road-going car where it became one of the hottest sellers in Porsche’s line-up in the early part of the last decade.
Whether the 918 Spyder Concept follows the same road is for Porsche to decide. But if you ask us, here’s to hoping that a beautiful concept like this one doesn’t go to waste.