Specially equipped 918 Spyder is Porsche\'s fastest-ever road car

As if you needed another reason to want the car
Nov 19, 2013


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.

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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.

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\"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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