A close look at Porsche’s 918 RSR
Top Gear meets the race car from the future, transported to a world that refuses to allow it into the paddock...
Posted: 20 Mar 2012
"Within Porsche, our groundspeed is OK. We have good strategies, and we can make Porsche bulletproof in terms of sustainability and social responsibility. We can keep our customers mobile without deleting the passion or performance Porsche delivers."
So, the 918 RSR should a) race and b) influence tomorrow's Boxsters, Caymans and 911s. Note also that as he heads off to tackle Bentley and Bugatti, Dürheimer is also newly responsible in the VW Porsche group for motorsport. He doesn't blink when I put Porsche and Formula One together in the same sentence. But that's another story.
"I'll make some suggestions to the board in Wolfsburg," he says. "I can tell you that I have some good ideas in my head. I'm just not allowed to talk about them."