Porsche 918 Spyder With Weissach Package Does 0-60 MPH In 2.5 Seconds

Viknesh Vijayenthiran
18 November 2013
Porsche 918 Spyder With Weissach Package Does 0-60 MPH In 2.5 Seconds
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Porsche’s 918 Spyder is already the fastest production car to ever lap the Nürburgring, having managed the feat in an incredible 6:57, and now we have a better understanding as to why such a blistering time is possible for the car. It turns out the 918 Spyder is considerably quicker than Porsche had first let on.


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Equipped with its available Weissach package, which helps lower the car’s weight from 3,715 pounds to 3,616 pounds and also sees an improvement in aerodynamics, the 918 Spyder will accelerate to 60 mph from rest in just 2.5 seconds, making it just as quick off the line as the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport and quicker than the McLaren P1.


With the pedal floored, the car will pass 124 mph in 7.2 seconds and then 186 mph in 19.9 seconds. Note, the P1 needs just 6.8 seconds to pass 124 mph and 16.5 seconds to pass 186 mph, meaning the McLaren most likely fails to outrun the Porsche initially due to a lack of traction--the 918 Spyder has the benefit of all-wheel drive whereas the P1 is rear-wheel drive.


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Interestingly, with only its electric drive system working, the 918 Spyder equipped with the Weissach package will sprint to 62 mph in 6.1 seconds, which would still put some top sports cars to shame. In electric mode, a motor driving the rear wheels produces 154 horsepower while a second motor driving the front pair produces 127 horsepower.


The car’s 4.6-liter V-8 produces 608 horsepower on its own, and working with the electric motors it sees combined output rise to a staggering 887 horsepower and 940 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy, meanwhile, is as high as 78 mpg for the European combined cycle, although such a figure is likely to be very difficult to achieve in real world conditions. Final EPA fuel economy estimates will be available closer to the 918 Spyder’s local launch early in the new year.


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