Things are spinning very quickly at Porsche. Literally. The
918 RSR is hardly short of eye-catching elements but, even so, a few items make
an extra-shiny bid for your attention. Here we go.
This is a race version of last year’s eye-popping 918 Spyder
concept, which means that the Spyder’s zero-emissions capability is irrelevant.
So the RSR downgrades the all-electric lithium ion greenery and ups the
old-fashioned internally combusted power output to 556bhp at – get this –
10,300rpm. Porsche hasn’t divulged the engine’s capacity, but admits it’s an
evolution of the 3.4-litre direct injection V8 from the RS Spyder endurance
racer. This is a good thing, quite clearly.
Words: Jason Barlow
Photos: Ripley & Ripley
This feature was originally published in the February issue of Top Gear magazine