Porsche prepares RS Spyder for the streets
When it was first unveiled back in 2005, the Porsche RS Spyder made all other endurance racers take notice that the German automaker was getting back into prototype racing in a big way. The agile LMP2 RS Spyder went so far as to beat the bigger, more powerful LMP1 entrants of Audi and Peugeot at one of the toughest endurance races of all time, the 12 Hours of Sebring.
Now take this championship winning power plant and carbon composite chassis and envision a road going version, because Porsche has. Set to most likely keep the RS Spyder name, the future German sports car will be powered by a 3.4 Liter V8 that produces somewhere around 400 HP, even though in race trim the RS Spyder makes 480 HP. When the car does hit the public streets expect it to be much lighter than any of Porsches high-performance sports cars due to its carbon fiber monocoque construction inherited from the Le Mans prototype racer.
The more I write this article, the more it seems that the road going RS Spyder will be a replacement for the 612 HP Carrera GT super car that disappeared back in 2005.
Source: Automobile Magazine