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918 Spyder beats own benchmark valuesFinal tuning for Porsche hybrid super sports car

Shortly before delivery of the first vehicles, the Porsche 918 Spyder1) has reset its own benchmark values.

After final tuning, the Porsche super sportscar is now even more capable of putting in a strong sprinting performance. With the weight-optimised Weissach package fitted, the 918 Spyder now accelerates from 0 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 delivered by the hybrid super sports car. The two electric motors on the front and rear axle alone 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 off the previous time. With the Weissach package fitted, this electric sprinting time is reduced further 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.

With the Weissach package fitted, the super Porsche’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.

1) 918 Spyder: combined fuel consumption: 3.1 litres/100 km; combined energy consumption: 12.7 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions: 72 g/km

2) 918 Spyder fitted with the Weissach package: combined fuel consumption: 3.0 litres/100 km; combined energy consumption: 12.7 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions: 70 g/km

19/11/2013