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TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - Specially-equipped Porsche 918 Spyder is carmaker’s fastest-eve

A Porsche 918 Spyder equipped with what the German carmaker calls its "weight-optimized Weissach package," is now the brand's fastest-ever road car.

Porsche labeled the car as such after speed tests resulted in the following numbers:

* 0 to 100kph in just 2.6 seconds (-0.2 second quicker than the standard 918 Spyder );

* 0 to 200kph in 7.2 seconds (-0.5 second); and

* 0 to 300kph in 19.9 seconds (-2.1 seconds)

Porsche added that a Weissach package-equipped 918 Spyder also holds the lap record on the Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit with a time of six minutes and 57 seconds.

What's even more surprising is that, with the Weissach package fitted, the 918 Spyder is a tad more fuel-efficient than a standard 918 Spyder with a mileage of 33.33km/L compared to the latter's 32.26km/L. Not bad for a car that has a V8 gasoline engine and two electric motors that have a combined output of 887hp.

The carmaker also claims that by using only the electric motors on the front and rear axles, the 918 Spyder can accelerate from 0 to 100kph in 6.2 seconds. With the Weissach package fitted, the car's sprint time on electric power alone is supposedly reduced to 6.1 seconds.

"We have now used all options available to electrify the 918 Spyder, working right up to the last minute to do so," said 918 Spyder program senior vice president Frank-Steffen Walliser after the figures were published.

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