Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Porsche Announces Final Specs for 918 Spyder with Weissach Package: 0-100KM/H in 2.6s

With just a little time left before the start of deliveries for the 918 Spyder, Porsche has announced final specs for its hybrid hypercar. Porsche has probably been holding these specs like an ace up its sleeve, surprising everyone with even better acceleration times than previously announced.

Following final tuning measures, the 918 Spyder fitted with the weight-optimized Weissach package (-34kg/77lbs) is able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 2.6 seconds (-0.2 seconds), from 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 7.2 seconds (-0.5 seconds) and from 0 to 300 km/h (190 mph) in 19.9 seconds (-2.1 seconds).

Notable improvements have been achieved in terms of electrical performance delivered by the hybrid super sportscar too. The standard car’s two electric motors on the front and rear axle allow the 918 Spyder to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds (in electric mode only) - that’s 0.7 seconds faster than before. With the Weissach package, the same electric sprint time drops to 6.1 seconds.

The 918 Spyder with the Weissach package currently holds the lap record for road vehicles on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, with a time of 6:57 minutes. The same car has an NEDC-rated average fuel consumption of 3.0 l/100 km (78.4 mpg US) and CO2 emissions of 70 g/km. The standard model averages 3.1 l/100 (75.9 mpg US) and emits 72 g of CO2 per km. The level of energy consumption was determined to be 12.7 kWh/100 km during the approval cycle.  

By Dan Mihalascu



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