When it comes to hypercars, the 2015 Porsche 918 ‘Weissach’ Spyder has already achieved legendary status. It is not even a decade old yet. That’s how impressive this precision-engineered hybrid machine is. It also happens to be both extremely rare and desirable.
Fortunately, if you are in the market, today is your lucky day. This gorgeous 918 Spyder, one of only 918 total in existence, is available for sale through the reputable RM Sotheby’s. This is an original, European specification 918 from the German market.
Currently, there are only approximately 3,697 kilometers on the odometer. Since its last service at Porsche Zentrum in November of 2019, the owner only added 850 km.
When it comes to hybrid hypercar performance, the Porsche 918 sets the standard according to many enthusiasts. It may not be the most powerful hybrid hypercar of its era, but it certainly is not lacking power by any means.
All in all, the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder features three different motors. One of them is a very powerful 4.6L V8 gasoline engine producing 608 horsepower with 398 pound-feet of torque on its own. Then, each axle has its own electric motor as well.
With all three motors running, the Porsche 918 produces an astonishing 887 hp with 944 pound-feet of torque. That’s more than enough to take you for a ride.
This kind of hybrid power translates to a combination of instantly-available e-motor torque with the roar of a screaming V8 engine to take it from there. Test it for yourself, you can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds while being capable of reaching a top speed of 216 mph.
While performance enthusiasts are wiping their drool, a new pool is about to form when they learn this 918 Spyder features an intelligent all-wheel-drive system that includes rear-wheel steering. Once the 918 Spyder hits 165 mph, the system automatically switches the hypercar into a two-wheel drive mode for your racing experience pleasure.
Of course, this isn’t just another 918 Spyder, if there is such a thing. Thanks to the special Weissach package, this is the highest performance version of the iconic Porsche. From shedding about 40 kilograms of weight from the 918 to additional aerodynamic tuning, this is the one you want.
Do you want proof? Check this out, in September of 2013, race car driver and champion, Marc Lieb, drove a Weissach 918 around the famous Nurburgring Nordschleife in only six minutes and 57 seconds. That time officially crowned the Porsche 918 as the first ever series production car to record a time under seven minutes.
Now you can own a very distinguishable piece of automotive history thanks to this 2015 Porsche 918 ‘Weissach’ Spyder being available for sale by the original owner. This is chassis 0219, featuring a smooth black wrap with a silky satin effect. It looks clean and the Porsche itself is in immaculate condition.
There is a lot of attention that comes with driving a Porsche 918. A lot of people know what the 918 is, but even to the untrained eye, it looks special. At the end of the day, the smile permanently appearing on your face after driving a 918 Spyder tells all.
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