Porsche’s 918 Spyder is an amazingly potent car, so potent that, until recently, even Porsche did not know how capable the 918 Spyder is. A while back Porsche proudly presented the 918 Spyder with its astonishing performance figures, but little did they know the car could perform even better.
As per what Porsche is saying now, after performing some final tuning the super sportscar now betters its already outstanding sprint capabilities. The weight optimized Weissach package has made the car even faster – accelerating from zero to 100 km/h in just 2.6 seconds, from zero to 200 km/h in 7.2 seconds, and matching the 300 km/h mark in an astonishing 19.9 seconds, improving the performance by 0.2 seconds, 0.5 seconds and 2.1 seconds respectively.
Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, Senior Vice President 918 Spyder, highlights the significance of these results: “We have now used all options available to electrify the 918 Spyder, working right up to the last minute to do so.”
The Porsche 918 Spyder features two electric motors on the front and the rear axle which accelerate the car from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds without emitting anything. But with the Weissach package fitted, the car’s electric sprinting time is reduced to 6.1 seconds.
The 918 Spyder holds the lap record for road vehicles on the Nürburgring Nordschleife with a lap time 6.57 seconds. On top of that, with low fuel consumption and emission figures, the 918 Spyder is a certified to Class A+ efficiency levels. With the Weissach package, the vehicle’s fuel consumption has been brought down to 3.0 litre /100 km compared to the 3.1 litre / 100 km on the previous version. The emissions now stand at 70 g/km of CO2, a 2g/km improvement.
The Porsche 918 Spyder is all set to be released next year and will compete with the likes of McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari. In terms of performance the Porsche 918 Spyder will beat the P1, at least on paper, however LaFerrari is expected to outperform the 918 as it is more powerful.