No, it wasn’t stolen, but it’s not in Detroit at the NAIAS where you would expect it either. For thousands of expectant fans, the absence of the Porsche 918 RSR came as a cruel surprise this weekend when the show was finally opened to the public after a week of reporting and accolades from the automotive press. Imagine driving to Detroit hundreds, if not thousands, of miles just to see this future icon only to find a gaping hole where the 918 once stood.
Officially, there’s no word from Porsche, but rumor (and mind you, it’s only a rumor at this point) has it that a particularly large Porsche shareholder in the Middle East requested the 918 for the upcoming Qatar International Auto Show. Only time will tell. In the interim, if you were planning on seeing the 918 in Detroit…
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