Rumors of a Porsche hypercar to replace the 918 Spyder continue to swirl and they continue to point towards a fully-electric model!
According to our source, one Porsche dealer rep opined on a full-electric 918 successor coming somewhere around 2025/26. But there's more to it than just that. Apparently the project has some basis in fact, because it reportedly involves Rimac - a Croatian electric hypercar manufacturer that Porsche recently purchased a 10% stake in.
While Porsche is still in early stages of this relationship, they are apparently tapping Rimac for their knowhow when it comes to electric hypercar parts and systems. At the same time, Porsche's recently announcement that they are joining the Formula E series is also a clear sign that the brand is using motorsports to help develop it's future electric powertrains and components.
But getting back to Rimac, the most recent model designed by that automaker is the C_Two, which makes 1,914 horsepower and 1,696 lb ft of torque from four electric motors. Rimac claims a 0-60 mph time of just 1.85s and and a top speed of 258 mph.
We'll be sure to stay on top of this rumor to see if it comes to fruition.