Remember that prototype Porsche 918 Top Gear teased everyone about the other day? You know, the one they took for a test drive? This is it!
This post isn’t for people who want to reblog sleek, shiny, completely finished supercars. This is a post for the petrolheads and Porschephiles who want to know what your meal looks like before it hits the table. This isn’t fine dining. This is a trip to the slaughterhouse:
Given it’s so early in development, you can forgive it looking like an absolute shed. The only vaguely production-shape panels are the doors. The rest is a mash-up of hack-sawed 911 panels and gaffer tape and naughty naked nudeness. The engineers don’t even call it a prototype, but a ‘rolling chassis’.
Even so, now it’s up and running, with the major systems on board, the engineers tell me they’re confident of what this astounding car will do….