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Christopher Bruce2013-11-18 13:00:49

Porsche 918 Goes Even Faster with Last Minute Improvements

The electrical system has received a boost to speed up the car

 
 
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Porsche has made last minute improvements to the 918's electrical system to boost its speed

PorschePorschePorscheGermany, 1931 > present43 models
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is just weeks away from delivering the first 918 Spyders918 SpyderPorsche 918 SpyderGermany, 2013 > present12 photos
to customers, but it has been able to continually improve the car.

In its final phase of tuning, Porsche has been able to shed the 0-100km/h time to 2.6 seconds (down 0.2 seconds), the 0-200km/h to 7.2 seconds (down 0.5 seconds) and the 0-300kmh time to 19.9 seconds (down 2.1 seconds).

Porsche says that the boost in performance comes from improvements to the car’s hybrid system. On electric power alone, the 918 Spyder will hit 100km/h 6.2 seconds or 6.1 seconds with the Weissach package.

“We have now used all options available to electrify the 918 Spyder, working right up to the last minute to do so,” said Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser who is leading the 918 Spyder development program.

Porsche completed a lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 6:57 minutes a few months ago, a new lap record for a car of its type.

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PorschePorsche
918 Spyder Gen.1918 Spyder Gen.1
918 Spyder918 Spyder
Engine
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Battery Type
Lithium-ion
Top Speed
214 mph
Transmission
7, Double Clutch
Maximum power
608 hp @ 8700 rpm
Type
Roadster
Fuel
Electric / Petrol
Range
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price
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annual ownership cost
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