Porsche updates 918 Spyder performance figures, 0-62mph in 2.6 seconds

The Porsche 918 Spyder with the optional Weissach package holds the lap record for road vehicles on the extreme Nürburgring Nordschleife, with a time of just six minutes and 57 seconds.

Ahead of first deliveries Porsche has also confirmed updated performance figures, after final tuning measures.

With power coming from a naturally-aspirated 600bhp 4.6-litre V8 and two electric motors providing another 282bhp, the 918 Spyder has a combined power output of 875bhp and 917Nm of torque.

With the weight-optimised ‘Weissach’ package fitted, the 918 Spyder goes from 0-62 mph in just 2.6 seconds (-0.2 seconds quicker than previously reported), from 0-124 mphin 7.2 seconds (-0.5 seconds improved), and 0-186 mph in just 19.9 seconds (-2.1 seconds).

Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, Senior Vice President 918 Spyder programme, 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.”

In purely EV mode, the performance figures are also improved. The two electric motors take the 918 Spyder from 0-62mph in 6.2 seconds – a reduction of seven tenths of a second versus the previous time. With the Weissach package fitted, the time is reduced to 6.1 seconds.

The 918 Spyder production will be limited to 918 units with prices starting from 645k euro (plus VAT).


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  • leej

    I am wondering how much acceleration the human body withstand w/o a space suit.

  • leej

    also wondering how many times can you do that on one set of tires

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