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Off-Road Porsche 918 Spyder looks better than a Cayenne

18 January 2017

This is a rendering and not a real off-road Porsche 918 Spyder, but despite its impracticability, it does look pretty cool.

Dubbed the Rain Prisk, it might appear a little far-fetched and more suited for rock-crawling than sliding across loose terrain. However, unlikely a this car appears, Porsche have been known to dabble in vehicles other than the traditional sports car. The hot-selling Cayenne and Macan SUVs are more than just an experiment, they have cornered a section of the market that is hungry for crossovers like these and the Jaguar F-Pace. Porsche fans may also 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.

Although it’s unlikely we’d ever see a real Porsche Rain Prisk it does look badass with its sports brush guards, winch, big knobby tyres, a roof rack, auxiliary lighting, bumper barely holding on, and the appropriate splatters of dirt.