Comments - Porsche 918 Weissach Gives You Less For More

Published: Nov 13, 2012
Description: Power-to-weight ratio. It's all about the power-to-weight ratio. And as with any equation, there are two ways to optimize it: you can up the power, or you can cut the weight. The best course of a...
Add Comments 1
Ben Doolittle Nov 13, 2012
A diet would be cheaper.
Matt Piccolo Nov 14, 2012
Looks amazing! But the Carrara gt is tied with it I think
Tommy Swindell Nov 13, 2012
I'd pay 50-60 for it
Jommel Marcella Nov 13, 2012
Best looking Porsche ever made.
Colby Church Nov 13, 2012
So much better than the Carrera GT
John Serely Nov 13, 2012
I agree, Carlton. This car looks fantastic
Carlton Salmon Nov 13, 2012
Very tasty.
Description: Porsche has its own precedent with RS versions of the 911 GT3 and GT2, but it won't be waiting around that long to strip down the new 918 Spyder. The hybrid supercar isn't even in dealers ye...
Add Comments 19
Matt Piccolo Nov 14, 2012
Yes I'll take a base version an put the other 84k towards uh, like 3 other cars lol
Matthew Mazzarelli Nov 14, 2012
Lol if I wanted a track car I'd have just as much fun in a 944 stripped out and some upgrades. If I want numbers, ill get a funny car. If I want a masterpiece of engineering, ill get a 918.
Patrick Schalk Nov 13, 2012
Hahahaha Erich thinks people who can afford these cars are worried about gas mileage. That's funny.
Jörgen Nilsson Nov 13, 2012
You're comparing the 918 to a Vette and saying it's the 918 that has the crappy interior? My god...
supra_mkiv Nov 13, 2012
Appreciate the machine and engineering; not the stats alone. If you want power get a funny car and go drag racing lol
Shelby Cassandra Nov 13, 2012
@Dillon. As would I. If someone were to give me a corvette I would sell it.
Dillon Magee Nov 13, 2012
Be that as it may, I would still prefer the 918.
Shelby Cassandra Nov 13, 2012
The funny thing is that someone with a 1500hp corvette would smoke the 918 in pretty much all performance aspects. You guys don't seem to take it serious at all. The interior sucks and it doesn't look the greatest, but it is a great track car.
Matthew Mazzarelli Nov 13, 2012
Colby sounds like a complete douche. Might explain why he probably doesn't have his license and is cussing on black ops right now. A 918 parked will laugh at any corvette and this is coming from a Chevy owner.
John Serely Nov 13, 2012
@nick look at my comment. I said other companies do the same thing, I never mentioned anything about who started it haha
Quinn Rogers Nov 13, 2012
You would probably be spinning your tired with all that real wheel horsepower do you wouldn't even catch him until you were going way over the speed limit
Nick Benz Nov 13, 2012
But then when you line up next to him on a track, he'll be lapping you as you go through every corner sideways.
Shelby Cassandra Nov 13, 2012
Oh lord. 63k paint job is just stupid.
Colby Church Nov 13, 2012
Let's see the guy in the 918 laugh when my 1500hp ZR1 blows by him like he's sitting still, and I would still have enough cash left to buy a nice house and have spending money left over. Value is in the eye of the beholder I guess. :)
Thibault Leroy Nov 13, 2012
Wow you could buy a nice car for each of these options!
Jon Wheel Nov 13, 2012
Okay, buy some Subarus. If a 918 pulls up next to you, they're still gonna be the one laughing.
Nick Sti Nov 13, 2012
For that money, I could have a fully built STi, BRZ daily driver, and a 240sx with an RB25det swap
Dennis Choong Nov 13, 2012
$63k for a paint? ... and I thought Ferrari's paint's expensive
John Serely Nov 13, 2012
@nick actually, a lot of automakers do that. Nice try haha
Description: For reference, that's enough to buy a new 911 Carrera. So what do you get for all that extra cash? Well, you get less. And that's the whole idea. The Weissach edition strips some 77 lbs off ...
Add Comments 7
John Serely Nov 13, 2012
@scott they will not need an option package on their car to get attention...
Scott Loraas Nov 13, 2012
I'm sure there will be plenty of guys who drop the extra 90k in hopes they will get more attention at their local Cars and Coffee.
supra_mkiv Nov 13, 2012
I have thought of that before. If the driver was overweight he wouldn't be able to post a better laptime lmao..
Ben August Nov 13, 2012
$84,000 for 77lb... Hmm. That's $1,090 per lb. Why doesn't the driver just get on a diet, and then buy the wheels himself? At -30lb from wheels, a few aftermarket carbon fiber pieces, and a diet, a driver could likely beat this special edition.
Calvin Windisch Nov 13, 2012
It's not really less if your getting carbon fiber and titanium
Thibault Leroy Nov 13, 2012
Well this isnt really a special edition like the scuderia and superlegerra its and option
Drew Humphrey Nov 13, 2012
If you are going to spend $1M on a car, $84K for a special edition does not seem like much.
Dillon Magee Nov 13, 2012
I think it would be nice in all black or all white.
Colby Church Nov 13, 2012
This would be sick in yellow with black wheels. :)
Jon Wheel Nov 13, 2012
These liveries have gotten old
Ryan Spencer Nov 13, 2012
Give me that in black, please. On second thought, I'll take another in red.
Nick Sti Nov 13, 2012
Looks like a car
Jordan Jackson Nov 13, 2012
I agree that it looks like a Porsche, but if it did resemble an Audi, would it be so surprising? Lol
Carlton Salmon Nov 13, 2012
I agree with you, Nick.
Adam Huggins Nov 13, 2012
I disagree...
Alex Deutschle Nov 13, 2012
Looks like an Audi
supra_mkiv Nov 13, 2012
I want to see some backfire from those pipes would look crazy
Thibault Leroy Nov 13, 2012
Agreed
John Wyatt Rosenberg I Nov 13, 2012
Those exhaust are niiiicce
Tony Flaherty Nov 13, 2012
Now that's a fast mini.
Luis Daniel Angilello Nov 13, 2012
The VW version.. Jk!
Biswajyoti Das Nov 13, 2012
Weight reduction taken to the extreme!!!!! Looks like a beater now. LOL
Carlton Salmon Nov 13, 2012
Lol @ Michael.
Michael Mitnik Nov 13, 2012
Wow they are not kidding with weight loss. That's probably even more expensive looks like it's 100 pounds lighter. wonder when this variant comes out? Jk..
Biswajyoti Das Nov 13, 2012
Porsche used carbonfiber + titanium in the carerra gt. Now combining the two words we get Carbotanium. But James May was clever. Titanium+carbon = Titbon! Lmao!
Colby Church Nov 13, 2012
Lol... You guys are crazy.... x)
Tony Flaherty Nov 13, 2012
Look at the exhausts it must sound mental this way.
Adam Gray Nov 13, 2012
This is the base package. If you want the body panels it will cost you an extra $300,000.
Luis Daniel Angilello Nov 13, 2012
Beer cooler made of titaluminum (yes, I made that up) that automatically reshapes into a spoiler to provide more drag to the rear wheels while air cooling the beer (I'm gonna patent that!)
Michael Mitnik Nov 13, 2012
That's a feature I will spend extra on!
Kyle Rawn Nov 13, 2012
You're darn right it is.
Oleg Odessit Nov 13, 2012
Is that a beer cooler at the back???