It's quicker than you thought.
With the first deliveries of the Porsche 918 Spyder imminent, the German carmaker has been fine tuning its halo hypercar in order to beat its own benchmark values. The vehicle can now accelerate from standstill to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds, shaving two-tenths off the previous time, and with the Weissach package, 0-124 mph has improved from 7.7 to 7.2 seconds. The 186 mph mark is met after 19.9 seconds, an impressive 2.1-second improvement.
To recap, the Weissach package, an $84,000 optional extra, strips some 77 lbs off the Spyder's curb weight thanks to widespread use of titanium, carbon fiber, magnesium and ceramics. The wheels, for example, shed 30 pounds of unsprung mass. Electrical performance has also improved, with 0-62 mph being clocked in 6.2 seconds (6.1 with the Weissach package) a reduction of seven tenths of a second. "We have used all options available up to now to electrify the 918 Spyder, working right up to the last minute to do so," said Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, Senior Vice President 918 Spyder.