Stuttgart. Shortly before delivery of the first vehicles, the Porsche 918 Spyder1) is beating its own benchmark values. Marking the success of the final tuning measures, the Porsche super sportscar is now even more capable of putting in a strong sprint-ing performance. With the weight-optimised Weissach package fitted, the vehicle now accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in just 2.6 seconds (-0.2 seconds), from zero to 200 km/h in 7.2 seconds (-0.5 seconds), and passes the 300 km/h mark after 19.9 seconds (-2.1 seconds).
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 enhancements also bring benefits in terms of the electrical performance deliv-ered by the hybrid super sportscar. The two electric motors on the front and rear axle allow the 918 Spyder to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds, without producing any emissions. Such a performance marks a reduction of seven tenths of a second on the previous time.
With the Weissach package fitted, this electric sprint-ing time is reduced to 6.1 seconds. The 918 Spyder complete with Weissach package2) Currently holds the lap record for road vehicles on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, boasting a time of 6:57 minutes. At the same time, as a vehicle delivering particularly low consumption and emission fig-ures, 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.