An Off-Road Porsche 918 Spyder Looks Better Than A Cayenne

The reality of Porsche today is that it makes most of its money off crossover SUVs, not sports cars. But who ever said the two had to be mutually exclusive?

Not Rain Prisk, certainly. The rendering artist has drawn up this vision of what a 918 Spyder would look like if it were prepared for off-roading. And we have to say that, the logic of such a conversion aside, it looks pretty badass.

It’s not entirely without historical precedent, either. Never mind the Cayenne and Macan that the German automaker produces by the, um, truckload today: Porschephiles will recall that the 959 (the 918’s progenitor) was originally developed for Group B rallying – the same category that gave us such splendid rally-bred supercars as the, Ford RS2000, Lancia 037, and Ferrari 288 GTO.

Now this looks like another kind of beast entirely – one better suited towards real rock-crawling than sliding across loose terrain. But it looks pretty awesome all the same, what with its brush guards, winch, big knobby tires, roof rack, auxiliary lighting, bumper barely holding on, and the appropriate splatters of dirt.

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  • Six_Tymes

    very cool!

  • Tumbi Mtika

    This is one of the few Rain Prisk designs I really can say I like.

  • smartacus

    Now you see this is going to be the next big thing:
    low-slung sports car body on a rugged, high-clearance suspension!

    Lower Center of Gravity and more dynamic handling than any SUV,
    while still being able to go on any surface anytime.

    • Ary Wisesa

      Agree… It’s time for all terrain supercar. 🙂

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Beautiful. And, the starting section of this article is true. Porsche today makes money out of coffins disguised as SUVs for old people.

  • PFire86

    Very much like the rally 959. Porsche should do this! Pity it’s only someone else’s render.

  • Beautiful! Good Job!

  • Drew Flanagan

    Cool – does it come in a Weissach edition?

  • It’s called a dune buggy.

  • Kyle V

    Reminds me of a trophy truck

  • Elvin

    Is that the same one they used in Transformers: Age of Extinction??

  • Ken Lyns

    Oddly appropriate since it’s AWD!

  • John Banister

    Looks like it could be driven through rural West Virginia or Tennessee without damaging itself. Now they need pothole sensing lidar and a high energy active suspension so I can enjoy the curvy roads without being shaken to pieces by their lack of maintenance.

  • jh

    of course, the cayenne looks like shi…. in fact, all suvs do. why do they have to be so ‘spacious’ (overhead room e.g.), when nobody needs it. small body still looks better, even when lifted up.

  • rain prick again? stop it.

  • rocker12

    the suv, lambo urus sld hv been

  • Iannis Mardell