Porsche 918 Spyder Gets Performance Boost
Shortly before delivery of the first vehicles, final tuning measures to the Porsche 918 Spyder have resulted in the sportscar beating its own performance benchmark figures.
With the weight-optimised Weissach package fitted, the vehicle now accelerates from zero to 62 mph in 2.6 seconds (-0.2 seconds), from zero to 124 mph in 7.2 seconds (-0.5 seconds), and passes the 186 mph mark after 19.9 seconds (-2.1 seconds).
The enhancements also bring benefits in terms of the electrical performance delivered by the hybrid powertrain, says Porsche. The two electric motors on the front and rear axle allow the 918 Spyder to accelerate from zero to 62 mph in 6.2 seconds, without producing any emissions. This marks a reduction of seven tenths of a second on the previous time. With the Weissach package fitted, the 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, boasting a time of 6:57 minutes. At the same time, the model is certified to efficiency class A+. With the Weissach package fitted, the vehicle’s total NEDC fuel consumption amounts to 3.0 l/100 km (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.