As Porsche prepares to launch its 918 Spyder, it has turned up the juice for the Weissach package version, enabling a 0-62 mph time of 2.6 seconds, and a 0-60 run is around a tenth of second quicker still.
This superbike-fast speed to 62 is 0.2 seconds quicker than earlier pre-production 918s achieved in testing, and 124 mph (100 kph) arrives in 7.2 seconds, about the time a Camry Hybrid takes to 60.
The 0-124 time is 0.5 seconds quicker and there’s also a 0-300 kph (186mph) time – this takes just 19.9 seconds to reach and Porsche shaved 2.1 seconds from previous best time.
Porsche does not say how long it takes to get to the car’s top speed, however. This is around 214 mph.
In all-electric mode the base 918 Spyder vehicle sprints from 0 to 62 in 6.2 seconds – a reduction of 0.7 seconds – and the Weissach does it in 6.1 seconds.
As for emissions, on the NEDC cycle, fuel consumption is 3.0 l/100 km (3.1 l/100 km without the Weissach package).
CO2 emissions are 70 g/km (72 g/km without the Weissach package).
Porsche says the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – and uber-pricey – car consumed just 12.7 kWh/100 km during the approval cycle. This was in the tame mode, of course.
When it wants to show its nasty side, the 918 has turned consistent sub-7 minute laps at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, with a best of 6:57.