Official: Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach package does 0-62 mph in 2.6 seconds

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Porsche makes last-minute tuning updates to the 918 Spyder to improve performance and efficiency.

Porsche marketers are having a field day with the 918 Spyder after some last-minute tuning improved the car’s performance. They now say that it’s so fast it’s already beaten itself. Let us explain: Using a Weissach package-equipped 918 as an example (which reduces the plug-in hybrid supercar’s weight through the deletion of some interior items, more generous use of carbon fiber and magnesium wheels), the car’s previous official 0-62 miles-per-hour time of 2.8 seconds has been cut to 2.6. Additionally, 0-124 mph takes 7.2 seconds and 0-186 mph is dispatched in 19.9 seconds, times that were reduced by half a second and 2.1 seconds, respectively.

In all-electric mode, a non-Weissach pack 918 does 0-62 mph in 6.2 seconds (with the package, 6.1 seconds), down from 6.9 seconds. Efficiency is also improved thanks to the final tuning. The New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) rating of a Weissach pack-equipped car equates to 94 miles per gallon, up three mpg compared to before. That’s pretty good for a car with 887 horsepower!

Check out the press release below for more details on how Porsche’s final tuning measures improved its flagship supercar.

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