Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach rewrites supercar rulebook
The Porsche 918 Spyder has fantastic performance and is a supercar that delivers a breathtaking driving experience. The Weissach Package, which is faster and lighter, is the ultimate 918 model. Porsche has launched a super sports car every ten years since the 550 Spyder in the early 50s, but not even icons such as the 959 or the Carrera GT push the performance boundaries quite like the 918 Spyder.
Standing alongside the standard model, the 918 Weissach Package has been put together for those customers who are looking for what the company calls "a more performance-oriented finish" and are willing to pay the extra £60,000 for the privilege. That being said, almost one-quarter of buyers have bought into the idea.
The car is named after the company's R&D and motorsport centre in Germany. The upgrades, in conjunction with the fact that the Weissach model is 41kg lighter than the standard model, give lightning acceleration and extreme throttle response.
By putting together cutting-edge hybrid technology and racetrack engineering, the Porsche 918 has redefined the hypercar market. The standard car is a joy to drive but the appeal of the Weissach is that it is the ultimate Porsche around today.