Radical hybrid concept set to appear in the 2011 Nurburgring 24 Hours race

Porsche will enter its striking 918 Spyder concept in next year's Nurburgring 24 Hours race, according to reports from Germany.

Engineers are currently working on getting the hybrid’s top speed up to 200mph and Porsche claims the car could do a lap of the ‘Ring in 7mins 30secs.

See official pictures of Porsche 918 Spyder

The 918 Spyder is powered by a 493bhp V8 engine and an electric drive system, which allows the car to travel up to 15.6 miles on electric power alone.

The car was the star of this year’s Geneva motor show and Porsche says it will make it if there are more than 1000 expressions of interest. As of the end of April, there had been 900.

The firm entered its 911 hybrid in this year’s Nurburgring 24 Hours.

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25 May 2010

A turn up for the books this, I can't recall the last time a Porsche looked so good.

25 May 2010

[quote Jon Hardcastle]

A turn up for the books this, I can't recall the last time a Porsche looked so good.

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Last time was the 997 Carrera (the two-wheel-drive one). Then, before that, the Carrera GT - a desperately pretty car.

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