Could the 2012 Porsche 911 Cabriolet get a hardtop? One artist thinks so. His story inside.

Teamspeed junior member "Wild-Speed" has posted a new rendering of the 2012 Porsche 911 Cabriolet.  The artist designed the car based off of a prototype we showed you in spy photos last December, while taking inspiration from the 918 Spyder Super-Sports Hybrid concept car seen at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year.

Overall, the car drawing has a nice look, though we do not expect Porsche would use a retractable hardtop for the model.  Wild-Speed defends this by saying that "the patents, the bigger boot and taller wheelbase" give evidence to a folding hardtop instead of the ragtops we've seen to date.  We really like the car's smooth rear, with well-placed and well-shaped taillights.  The side sills on the drawn model are more pronounced than those on the current convertible, but not to the excess of the 918.

Previously, Wild-Speed released a series of renderings of the front of the 2011 Porsche 991, also based on a WCF spy shot.  After messing around with the spy shots, the artist came to the conclusion that the sports car could be "wider, flatter and sleeker, [making it] it look bigger than it actually is..."

Let us know what you think about the renderings in the comments section below.

Gallery: Rendered: 2012 Porsche 911 Cabriolet inspired by 918 Concept