Porsche 918 Hybrid Spyder render with roof and new seats and rims

Porsche 918 Hybrid Spyder at the 2010 Geneva Show

Porsche 918 Hybrid Spyder Concept at 2010 Geneva Show

Ever since seeing the gorgeous Porsche 918 concept at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show

we couldn’t help wondering how the roof would fit and what it would look like. The Carrera GT it will replace has a detachable lid that stores in the front luggage compartment and we presume the 918 will too. Artist Jack Davies sent us a rendering of just this, a 918 with the roof panel in place, but also with some horny rims to replace the show wheels. Many people commented that the semi see through wheel plates were ugly so those have gone too. We asked Jack why he did this rendering

Porsche Carrera GT with hardtop

Hi Jack, tell us about yourself and why you did this render ?
My name is Jack Davies, a 19 year old vehicle render artist from the UK. My passion for cars extends further back than i can recall – aesthetics, performance, design and everything in between. Growing up with a passion for cars and an equally large passion for art, it was inevitable that sooner or later they would combine – and that they did. For 6 years or so, I have been digitally modifying cars with a program called Adobe Photoshop. At first I was rusty – poor quality work with ridiculous modifications, I was young and the prospect of seeing a car with purple neons and green tinted windows excited me. Over time, my tastes became more refined and my skills sharpened exponentially.

Porsche Carrera GT - showing how the hardtop integrates with rear head hoops

Recently I have been working with Porsche tuners Oakley Design to create their version of the Panamera – the first edition bought by Cristiano Ronaldo. In the pipelines are the Ferrari Italia 458, and the 2010 Cayenne. Being a huge fan of Porsche, i was stoked to see the new 918 Spyder concept revealed. The smooth, aggressive flowing lines combined with a gut wrenching V8 powering that badboy to beat his brother, the Carrera GT around the Nurburgring. I had to get my hands on it to see what I could do. First of all i was curious to see how a hardtop would affect the overall look – and I was pleased with the outcome. The functionality of it could be compared snugly with the Carrera GT – fitting, as they are both Porsches. Next, as much as i love how the technology in the 918 means it is capable of a stunning 72 MPG in it’s hybrid form, thus sitting on some perspex rims to accentuate the fact that it is indeed a green car – they had to go. Kudos to Porsche for looking out for the Earth, but a nice set of Dymag 9 Spoke Carbon shoes were in order. As well as this, a nice new paint job to set it off in it’s new scenery and some Status Racing seats (red to match the accents I added in the front vents). I had a lot of fun creating this, and a big thanks to Yellowwheels for the feature. Keep an eye out for my new work!
You can see more of Jack’s work over at www.autemo.com

more pix of the 918

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