A press release for the Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid Concept is fueling rumors that the car might show up in the Gran Turismo game.
While the car on the show floor has a blacked-out instrument display, Porsche’s interior picture shows a fully operational cockpit. This includes an intriguing sat-nav display on the centre console, which shows a track map and picture of the famous Nurburgring Nordschleife, a track Porsche claims that the new 918 Spyder will be able to lap in less than 7min 30 seconds.
Upon closer inspection, it appears that Porsche has used the track selection screen from Sony’s Gran Turismo PSP to illustrate the Nordschleife, which has fuelled rumours online that the firm is set to make its debut in the multi-million selling Gran Turismo franchise, joining already confirmed manufacturers such as Ferrari, Lamborghini and Bugatti.
However, further investigation reveals that the picture of the track next to the map is from Gran Turismo’s arch-rival on the xBox, Forza Motorsport, and the front corner of a Ferrari FXX even appears in the shot!