Interiors and exteriors are made of lightweight material while carbon fiber is used for roof, rear wings and mirrors and Alcantara replaces interior leather and wheels are made of lightweight magnesium all of which combine together to minus about 77 pounds from total weight.
Special tuning results in improved performance and though total power remains the same at 887 hp from the V8 engine and twin electric motors acceleration figures see an enormous improvement. The 918 Spyder can now accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 2.6 seconds while from 0 to 200 kmph is achieved in 7.2 seconds and to 300 kmph in 19.9 seconds.
In-spite of enhanced performance with the new Weissach package, the Porsche 918 Spyder, certified to efficiency class A+, is low on auto emissions and highly efficient where fuel consumption is concerned offering 70g/km of CO2 and 3.0 liters / 100 km fuel consumption. For more information, scroll through the press release below.
PORSCHE 918 SPYDER BEATS OWN BENCHMARK VALUES
– Final tuning measures for Porsche plug-in hybrid super sports car confirms definitive performance
– Acceleration from 0 – 62 mph achieved in 2.6 secs; 0 – 186 mph in under 20 secs
– Ground-breaking 918 Spyder features a V8 petrol engine and two electric motors to deliver 887 hp combined
– Outstanding breadth of performance includes capability to accelerate from 0 – 62 mph under electric power alone in 6.2 seconds, and return up to 94 mpg and 70 g/km CO2
Shortly before delivery of the first customer vehicles, the Porsche 918 Spyder is beating its own benchmark values. Marking the success of the final tuning measures, the super sports car from Stuttgart is now clearly the fastest ever road-going Porsche. With the weight-optimised ‘Weissach’ package fitted, the 918 Spyder accelerates from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 2.6 seconds (-0.2 seconds quicker than previously), from zero to 124 mph (200 km/h) in 7.2 seconds (-0.5 seconds), and passes the 186 mph (300 km/h) mark after 19.9 seconds (-2.1 seconds).
Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, Senior Vice President 918 Spyder programme, 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 enhancements also bring benefits in terms of the electrical performance delivered by the hybrid super sports car. The two electric motors on the front and rear axle allow the 918 Spyder to accelerate from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 6.2 seconds, without producing any emissions. Such a performance marks a reduction of seven tenths of a second versus the previous time. With the Weissach package fitted, this electric sprinting time is reduced to 6.1 seconds.
The 918 Spyder complete with Weissach package currently holds the lap record for road vehicles on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, with a time of 6:57 minutes. At the same time, as a vehicle delivering particularly low consumption and emission figures, the model is certified to efficiency class A+.
With the Weissach package fitted, the total NEDC fuel consumption of the 918 Spyder amounts to 94 mpg (3.0 l/100 km) – 91 mpg (3.1 l/100 km) without the Weissach package. That equates to CO2 emissions of 70 g/km (72 g/km without the Weissach package). The level of energy consumption was determined to be 12.7 kWh/100 km during the approval cycle.