Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid hits 0 to 60 in 2.5 seconds

The Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid, which debuted back in September, is said to be beating its own benchmark values as the first vehicles head into delivery. Based upon some final tuning measures, it is said to now be the fastest ever road-going automobile from this auto manufacturer.

The vehicle, according to Porsche, now accelerates from zero to 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds (-0.2 seconds), and with the Weissach package, it accelerates from zero to 124 mph on the track in 7.2 seconds (-0.5 seconds). It reaches the 186 mph mark after 19.9 seconds (-2.1 seconds) on the track.

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The Weissach package, for those unfamiliar with it, is an extra $84,000 option for the already very expensive $845,000+ base price of the 918 Spyder. As for what goes into it, according to Autoblog, it includes a variety of lighter weight appointments which, all total, drop nearly 80 pounds off the car. This helps significantly to give it the boosted acceleration times that help the hybrid to hold the lap record for road vehicles on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, with a time of 6:57 minutes.

For those who choose not to add the Weissach option, this car is still quite impressive off the mark. In all electric mode, for example, it accelerates from zero to 62 mph in 6.2 seconds. Also, it does zero to 62 mph in general in 2.8 seconds, compared to the 2.5 with the higher end package installed.

Final U.S. EPA fuel economy estimates will be available closer to launch, said Porsche. In Europe, meanwhile, with the Weissach package fitted, the total NEDC fuel consumption of the 918 Spyder amounts to 94 mpg (3.0 l/100 km) – 91 mpg (3.1 l/100 km) without the Weissach package. That equates to CO2 emissions of 70 g/km (72 g/km without the Weissach package).

* Nino Marchetti, EarthTechling