Thanks to very positive public and media reaction to its 918 Hybrid Spyder, Porsche is now reportedly considering bringing the car to production within the next five years.

A report from Autocar suggests that Porsche is seriously considering manufacturing the 918 Spyder which was shown as a concept at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. Apparently the car was such a hit that Porsche employees are now quite excited at the prospect of building it.

"There is no one inside Porsche who doesn't want to build the 918," CEO Michael Macht was quoted as saying. "The response has been marvellous; we will ask buyers to sign letters of intent."

Should it be given the green light the 918 Super Hybrid Spyder would go on sale within the next five years. The version shown at Geneva featured a V8 engine with three electric motors and a combined output of 528 kW (718 PS / 708 hp). As the new flagship model Porsche anticipates that it would be quicker around the Nurburgring's Nordschleife than the iconic Carrera GT.