The 918 Spyder.

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Electric machines
In addition to the combustion engine, the 918 Spyder has two more power packs – electric machines that are truly ahead of their time. They are located directly to the front of the rear axle and to the rear of the front axle.
Traction battery
The liquid-cooled lithium-ion traction battery was developed specifically for the 918 Spyder.
Charging equipment
Rated at 3.6 kW, the Porsche Universal Charger (AC) is supplied as standard. Connected to an industrial electrical outlet, the vehicle can be charged with this unit in under two hours.
E-mobility
The performance of a highly dynamic naturally aspirated V8 engine combined with the efficiency, responsiveness and torque of two electric machines. It’s the ideal match. The electric machines offer a combined mechanical power output of 210 kW (286 hp).

The two electric machines impress with an exceptionally high power output for their weight and size. They offer a combined mechanical power output of over 210 kW
(286 hp), with 95 kW (129 hp) produced at the front axle and 115 kW (156 hp) at the rear. As a result, the 918 Spyder boasts the highest electric machine power output of any production hybrid. The all-electric top speed is up to 150 km/h.

Another benefit of the electric drive is its incredibly fast response – for extremely fast acceleration from a standing start. It enables a fast-acting electric all-wheel-drive function. For weight reasons, the electric machine at the front axle has a constant gear ratio. The result is an enormous amount of tractive power at the wheels even while the V8 high-revving engine is still operating in the low speed range. This effect is further amplified in the higher gears. This kind of arrangement means that the electric machine at the front axle reaches maximum rpm at 265 km/h and is then decoupled.

the electric drive is significantly more efficient than a combustion engine across the wide speed range – with an efficiency of approximately 90 % in most load ranges.

Above all, however, electric machines can be used to recuperate energy, which can be used later to provide an additional e-boost.

Fuel consumption* 918 Spyder (combined): 3.1 l/100 km; CO2 emissions (combined) 72 g/km. Electricity consumption 12.7 kWh/100 km.

Fuel consumption* 918 Spyder with Weissach package (combined): 3.0 l/100 km; CO2 emissions (combined) 70 g/km. Electricity consumption 12.7 kWh/100 km.
* These data were obtained using the Euro 5 measurement method (715/2007/EC and 692/2008/EC) in the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) with standard equipment. The information does not refer to an individual vehicle and is not part of the offer, but is simply provided so that comparisons can be made between different types of vehicle. Further, up to date information on the individual vehicles can be obtained from your Porsche Centre.

Consumption figures were obtained on the basis of standard equipment. Special equipment may affect consumption and performance.

The traction battery has a exceedingly high energy content, a very fast power output and according electric boost of the electric machines.

It can be recharged by the mains supply via the charging socket (plug-in) on the vehicle. The battery also recharges in different ways while the vehicle is in motion:

One is in recuperation mode, whereby a portion of the vehicle’s kinetic energy is converted into electrical energy by the electric machines, for example under braking.

In a second scenario the combustion engine can drive the rear electric machine, which then operates as a generator and charges the traction battery in the process. The principle: load point displacement. The result: greater energy reserves for extremely fast lap times. Or for driving in purely electric mode.

For convenient home charging, we recommend the installation of an industrial electrical outlet and use of the Charging Dock, which has been specially styled by Porsche Design and comes as standard. During AC charging, the alternating current of the mains supply is converted into direct current by the vehicle’s on-board charger for charging the traction battery.

The especially powerful Porsche Speed Charging Station (DC) rated at 20 kW is available as an option. It is intended for permanent installation and reduces charging time to under half an hour.

Our ‘Porsche Car Connect’ smartphone app, including a range of e-mobility services, is available to allow you to manage and monitor your vehicle remotely, for example during the charging process.

Fuel consumption* 918 Spyder (combined): 3.1 l/100 km; CO2 emissions (combined) 72 g/km. Electricity consumption 12.7 kWh/100 km.

Fuel consumption* 918 Spyder with Weissach package (combined): 3.0 l/100 km; CO2 emissions (combined) 70 g/km. Electricity consumption 12.7 kWh/100 km.
* These data were obtained using the Euro 5 measurement method (715/2007/EC and 692/2008/EC) in the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) with standard equipment. The information does not refer to an individual vehicle and is not part of the offer, but is simply provided so that comparisons can be made between different types of vehicle. Further, up to date information on the individual vehicles can be obtained from your Porsche Centre.

Consumption figures were obtained on the basis of standard equipment. Special equipment may affect consumption and performance.

In view of an all-electric top speed of 150 km/h and a maximum torque of 475 Nm from a standing start, you will come to regard electricity in a completely new light. Thanks in part to recuperation, e-boost and the electric all-wheel drive system, electricity will be your new guarantee of driving pleasure.

Delivering a fuel consumption of 3.3–3.0 litres per 100 km (depending on the vehicle variant) and with an all-electric range of 31 km (measured in the NEDC), the interaction of the three drive units in the 918 Spyder shows that performance is not always a question of brawn but brains too.

The 918 Spyder is a future model in terms of performance. Or quite simply a super sports car in the form of a plug-in hybrid.

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Fuel consumption* 918 Spyder (combined): 3.1 l/100 km; CO2 emissions (combined) 72 g/km. Electricity consumption 12.7 kWh/100 km.

Fuel consumption* 918 Spyder with Weissach package (combined): 3.0 l/100 km; CO2 emissions (combined) 70 g/km. Electricity consumption 12.7 kWh/100 km.
* These data were obtained using the Euro 5 measurement method (715/2007/EC and 692/2008/EC) in the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) with standard equipment. The information does not refer to an individual vehicle and is not part of the offer, but is simply provided so that comparisons can be made between different types of vehicle. Further, up to date information on the individual vehicles can be obtained from your Porsche Centre.

Consumption figures were obtained on the basis of standard equipment. Special equipment may affect consumption and performance.

V8 high-revving engine.
The V8 high-revving engine with 4.6-litre displacement was developed exclusively for the 918 Spyder – by the same engineers who brought the RS Spyder onto the racetrack.
Top pipes
Top pipes are not only new to the road, they are new for Porsche. The concept comes from the racetrack.
Porsche Doppelkupplung
The refined version of Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) is fitted as low as possible and priority was given to lightweight construction.

Thanks to a power output of more than 447 kW (608 hp), the high-performance unit attains the level of a racing engine. That’s what we call motorsport DNA. Its low weight of around only 135 kg and its low position provide the optimum prerequisites to extremely dynamic driving performance and ultra precise power delivery – on the racetrack and on the road.

The unit is also equipped with drysump lubrication with a separate oil tank, scavenge pumps in aluminium and connecting rods in titanium. Not to mention a flat, lightweight crankshaft. All of which means weight down, power up.

Fuel consumption* 918 Spyder (combined): 3.1 l/100 km; CO2 emissions (combined) 72 g/km. Electricity consumption 12.7 kWh/100 km.

Fuel consumption* 918 Spyder with Weissach package (combined): 3.0 l/100 km; CO2 emissions (combined) 70 g/km. Electricity consumption 12.7 kWh/100 km.
* These data were obtained using the Euro 5 measurement method (715/2007/EC and 692/2008/EC) in the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) with standard equipment. The information does not refer to an individual vehicle and is not part of the offer, but is simply provided so that comparisons can be made between different types of vehicle. Further, up to date information on the individual vehicles can be obtained from your Porsche Centre.

Consumption figures were obtained on the basis of standard equipment. Special equipment may affect consumption and performance.

Top pipes are not only new to the road, they are new for Porsche. The concept comes from the racetrack and proves unequivocally where the 918 Spyder feels at home.

During the series production development process, our engineers were unhappy to accept that the particularly effective exhaust concept used in motorsport could not be transferred to a road vehicle, or at least to a super sports car.

So they adopted a completely new approach, resulting in a new type of thermodynamic air routing concept that has enabled the use of extremely short exhaust gas channels: the gases are expelled from the car through the top pipes directly above the engine. The associated reduction in exhaust backpressure has a positive impact on power output and fuel economy. The audible effect is heard in the resonant Porsche sound that reveals the motorsport genes of the 918 Spyder.

Another welcome advantage in terms of the technical requirements of a plug-in hybrid is that the heat of the combustion engine is dissipated more rapidly from the vehicle. Last, but not least, the top pipes on the 918 Spyder also serve to emphasise its pure racing character. Let’s just call it a pleasant side effect.

For the refined version of Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) shift times and shift programmes have been further optimised. PDK changes gear automatically, but you can still take manual control using the gearshift paddles on the sports steering wheel. Gear changes take place in milliseconds with no interruption in the flow of power. Just like in motorsport.

Performance hybrid
Not all hybrids are alike. The way in which the drive units are arranged and how they interact make the 918 Spyder primarily a performance hybrid.
High-performance hybrid braking system
The 918 Spyder can use both electric machines for braking and, as a result, it is able to recover energy for the traction battery (recuperation).
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The 918 Spyder can be driven at the rear axle by the combustion engine, by the rear electric machine alone or by both together. Depending on the selected drive strategy, an additional electric machine will be activated to drive the front axle. The distribution of power between the axles is automated and it is regulated by a new type of drive control system, namely Electric Porsche Traction Management (ePTM).

The 918 Spyder attains exceptional overall performance values using three sources of drive: a total system power output of more 652 kW (887 hp) and a total system torque of more than 800 Nm in the 800 to 5,000 rpm range. In 7th gear, the result is a maximum crankshaft torque of over 1,280 Nm.

For you, that means exceptionally high torque even at low engine speeds, harmonious power development over the full engine speed range and a very high maximum engine speed of 9,150 rpm.

Fuel consumption* 918 Spyder (combined): 3.1 l/100 km; CO2 emissions (combined) 72 g/km. Electricity consumption 12.7 kWh/100 km.

Fuel consumption* 918 Spyder with Weissach package (combined): 3.0 l/100 km; CO2 emissions (combined) 70 g/km. Electricity consumption 12.7 kWh/100 km.
* These data were obtained using the Euro 5 measurement method (715/2007/EC and 692/2008/EC) in the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) with standard equipment. The information does not refer to an individual vehicle and is not part of the offer, but is simply provided so that comparisons can be made between different types of vehicle. Further, up to date information on the individual vehicles can be obtained from your Porsche Centre.

Consumption figures were obtained on the basis of standard equipment. Special equipment may affect consumption and performance.

The high-performance hybrid braking system uniquely combines excellent recuperation performance with an authentic brake pedal feel.

The intelligent hydraulic system fades between the electric brakes and the hydraulic brakes of the PCCB brake system – a process imperceptible to the driver – and ensures constant feedback in the brake pedal in every driving situation as you would rightly expect from any Porsche.

  • Four different driving modes plus a Hot Lap configuration. They regulate the interaction of the combustion engine and electric machines as appropriate to the driving situation and driving style. You can still intervene at any time, but you don’t have to. The driving mode – and adrenaline level – of your choice is activated manually by means of the map switch on the sports steering wheel.

  • E-Power is the default operating mode at a standing start. Depending on the state of charge of the battery, the vehicle will cover up to 30 km on electric power alone and reach a speed of 150 km/h. The combustion engine is switched on only as required in response to driver input, i.e. kickdown. This is the ideal mode for all-electric driving.

    Electric machine

    Electric boost

    Combustion engine

  • In Hybrid mode, the 918 Spyder is powered by the electric machine or the combustion engine in a way that achieves optimum fuel consumption. For a conservative, economy- oriented driving style, for example in city traffic, or efficiency-enhanced motoring on major roads.

    Electric machine

    Electric boost

    Combustion engine

  • In Sport Hybrid mode, the combustion engine is always in operation. Support is provided by the electric machines and their e-boost capability, such as when the driver demands higher power output. For a sporty driving style.

    Electric machine

    Electric boost

    Combustion engine

  • The combustion engine is always in operation. The electric machines are allowed to deliver their maximum available power, which further enhances the e-boost effect. A higher proportion of the power generated by the combustion engine goes into recharging the battery. Gearshifts are extremely fast and sporty and the torque potential of the engine is optimally exploited. This enables superlative performance for equally superlative lap times on the racetrack.

    Electric machine

    Electric boost

    Combustion engine

  • When you press the Hot Lap button in Race Hybrid mode, the maximum energy potential of the highperformance traction battery is harnessed to help you achieve the fastest possible lap time. On the Northern Loop of the Nürburgring it could mean shaving around four seconds off your best time.

    Electric machine

    Electric boost

    Combustion engine

Porsche Active Suspension Management
This electronic damping control system actively and continuously regulates the optimum damping force for each wheel according to the road conditions and driving style.
Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus
Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) enhances driving dynamics and stability. The system works by intelligently braking the rear wheels and operates in conjunction with a fully variable and electronically regulated rear differential lock.
Electric Porsche Traction Management
ePTM provides outstanding driving dynamics for excellent stability and sheer pleasure on sporty drives.
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At the press of a button, you can select between two different modes: ‘Normal’ and ‘Sport’. ‘Normal’ mode is designed for sporty driving on public roads and on wet racetracks. ‘Sport’ mode is specially tuned for maximum lateral acceleration and offers the best possible traction on the track.

Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) enhances driving dynamics and stability. The system works by intelligently braking the rear wheels and operates in conjunction with a fully variable and electronically regulated rear differential lock.

For the driver, this means remarkable lateral stability and outstanding traction as well as greater agility at every speed – attributes that are essential at the limits of sporty performance, not least because they are key to sustaining increased driving pleasure.

Torque is distributed between the front and rear axles actively and extremely quickly by control of the electric machine at the front axle. Sensors check, among other variables, the rotation speeds of all four wheels, the longitudinal and lateral acceleration of the vehicle, and the steering angle. By evaluating all data, the system can quickly adjust the distribution of drive force between the front and rear axles in order to achieve optimum balance.

In this way, ePTM, in conjunction with Porsche Stability Management (PSM) and anti-slip regulation (ASR), ensures that forces are distributed appropriately in every driving situation to provide excellent acceleration. The results are a high degree of safety and outstanding performance combined with exemplary balance.

Monocoque
The chassis of the 918 Spyder is built in two parts, with a monocoque and unit carrier in carbonfibre reinforced plastic (CFRP). As is conventional in motorsport, the vehicle structure remains drivable without an outer skin.
Porsche Active Aerodynamics
Low aerodynamic drag and high downforce are essential at high speeds, preferably at the same time. The solution: a system that we call Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA).
Domed roof
With its two-piece and extremely lightweight roof in place, the 918 Spyder takes on a different guise, transforming from an opentop super sports car into a closedtop high-performance racer.
Chassis
The 918 Spyder is well prepared for every situation. It sits low on the road with a centre of gravity only just above the centre of the wheels.

A high-end drive system meets a high-end lightweight construction. The chassis of the 918 Spyder is built in two parts, with a monocoque and unit carrier in carbonfibre reinforced plastic (CFRP). As is conventional in motorsport, the vehicle structure remains drivable without an outer skin. That is why it is known as a rolling chassis concept. It has the advantage that all components can be optimally designed separately from each other: the load-bearing parts in terms of stiffness and weight, and cladding parts in terms of aerodynamics and visual appeal.

The monocoque and the unit carrier are formed from a multitude of made-to-measure cuts of carbon-fibre cloth, the quantity and arrangement of which have been optimally matched. The result is very low weight but an extremely high degree of torsional strength, which creates the best prerequisites to outstanding driving dynamics, excellent performance and superior handling precision.

Even the outer skin is made almost completely of very lightweight carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP), providing the ideal basis for a very low weight-to-power ratio. In other words, it represents a fusing of form and function.

Our engineers found the solution with the three-stage extendable rear wing, active diffusers in the front part of the underbody and active cooling air flaps in the front air intakes. It’s a system that combines low drag with high downforce in the interests of even greater dynamic performance. At the front, this job is performed by the particularly wide double-profile carbon front spoiler and slat-like cooling air flaps, which open and close according to the driving situation and demand for cooling.

At the rear, aerodynamic performance is enhanced by the threestage extendable rear wing. In Race mode, the already fully extended wing is lifted a little further to ensure maximum downforce at the rear axle. At the same time, the front diffusers in the forward part of the underbody are fully opened. The negative pressure produced increases downforce at the front axle and thereby also acts to correct the balance of the vehicle on the racetrack.

All in all, these measures deliver a huge amount of downforce, a low drag coefficient and perhaps even a new personal best for you on the track.

The domed roof is made from carbon and can easily be removed and stored away in the luggage compartment underneath the front lid. There has been an evolution in space right at the front, too. The luggage compartment of the 918 Spyder has a capacity of 107 litres. Even when both roof halves are stowed inside, there is still room for items of luggage.

The 918 Spyder has a front-to-rear axle load distribution optimised for dynamic performance (43 % front, 57 % rear). Consistent lightweight construction keeps the overall weight low. Together, these characteristics help to provide extraordinary agility, a high level of driving safety and stable handling, especially when cornering.

A double-wishbone axle is installed at the front. At the rear is a multilink axle designed in accordance with our refined version of the LSA concept (Lightweight, Stable, Agile) and equipped with electric rear-axle steering. Both axles incorporate a race-proven wheel bearing concept with a weight- and performanceoriented wheel location arrangement derived directly from the RS Spyder.

The connection established between chassis parts and the monocoque and unit carrier is particularly stiff thanks to the use of uniball joints from motorsport. In the 918 Spyder, these high-precision links are fitted to all steering arms on the front and rear axles to ensure a sensitive and direct response of chassis components, including the steering, and to deliver superior driving precision.

Rear-axle steering
In the 918 Spyder the new rear-axle steering system is integrated as standard. It reconciles the contradictory requirements of everyday practicality and performance, and of agility and driving stability.
Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake
The brake discs have a diameter of 410 and 390 mm at the front and rear, respectively, and ensure a powerful and, above all, constant braking effect.
Wheels
The 918 Spyder wheel was developed specifically for the super sports car. The car is equipped with 20-inch wheels at the front axle and 21-inch wheels at the rear.
Lift system
The optional lift system at the front axle raises the body by approximately 30 mm at the push of a button in the centre console.

An electromechanical adjustment system at each rear wheel allows the wheels to turn a few degrees in either direction as a function of driving speed.

During low-speed manoeuvres, the system steers the rear wheels in the opposite direction to that of the front wheels. This has the virtual effect of shortening the wheelbase for perceptibly more dynamic steering into corners. The turning circle is reduced, which makes it easier to manoeuvre.

During high-speed manoeuvres, the system steers the rear wheels in the same direction as that of the front wheels. This virtual extension of the wheelbase helps to increase driving stability.

The brake system of the 918 Spyder had to be a proven racetrack performer of the kind fitted to cars participating in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, for example. The brake discs have a diameter of 410 and 390 mm at the front and rear, respectively. The six-piston monobloc aluminium fixed brake calipers at the front axle and four-piston units at the rear, all painted in Acid Green, ensure a powerful and, above all, constant braking effect.

The key advantage of PCCB is its extremely low weight, with ceramic brake discs that are approximately 50 % lighter than standard discs of a similar design. As well as enhancing performance and fuel economy, this represents a major reduction in unsprung and rotating masses.

The car is equipped with 20-inch wheels at the front axle and 21-inch wheels at the rear. The black painted finish on the rims contrasts with the highly polished surfaces on the front to create a stunning three-dimensional effect. Thanks to their size, they offer benefits with respect to dynamic performance and rolling resistance.

The 918 Spyder magnesium wheel is available on request – and is fitted as standard to the 918 Spyder with Weissach package. The forged one-piece magnesium wheels are especially light and yet extremely robust. The design, borrowed from the RS Spyder, permits optimum material usage. By comparison with the standard wheels, they offer a weight advantage of approximately 14.9 kg.

Both wheels have the characteristic central locking device from motorsport in common – a crucial advantage when the timer on the racetrack is ticking.

Kerbs, ramps, car park entrances or race car transporters. These hurdles no longer pose an insurmountable challenge. The optional lift system at the front axle raises the body by approximately 30 mm at the push of a button in the centre console. The function is available with the vehicle stationary or travelling at a speed of up to approximately
50 km/h.

Fuel consumption* 918 Spyder (combined): 3.1 l/100 km; CO2 emissions (combined) 72 g/km. Electricity consumption 12.7 kWh/100 km.

Fuel consumption* 918 Spyder with Weissach package (combined): 3.0 l/100 km; CO2 emissions (combined) 70 g/km. Electricity consumption 12.7 kWh/100 km.
* These data were obtained using the Euro 5 measurement method (715/2007/EC and 692/2008/EC) in the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) with standard equipment. The information does not refer to an individual vehicle and is not part of the offer, but is simply provided so that comparisons can be made between different types of vehicle. Further, up to date information on the individual vehicles can be obtained from your Porsche Centre.

Consumption figures were obtained on the basis of standard equipment. Special equipment may affect consumption and performance.

Exterior design
It could be said that no sports car blends tradition and innovation as consistently as the 918 Spyder. With proportions emblematic of a race car, with concave-to-convex transitions and precise edges.
Tradition of motorsport
In 1970 and 1971, the resounding overall victories of the Porsche 917 heralded the start of an era in Le Mans that is seared into the memory of every fan. With the number ‘918’, the 918 Spyder takes this heritage onto the road.

The front wings emulate the legendary Porsche 917, and the
918 Spyder has inherited the distinctive B-pillar from the RS Spyder.

With proportions emblematic of a race car, with concave-to-convex transitions and precise edges. The overarching front bonnet extends over the distinctive wings and emphasises the width of the vehicle. It is flanked by the vertically aligned LED headlights. Underneath these are two large air intakes, which give the front a resolute appearance and help to provide sufficient cooling.

A functional feature is the two-part domed roof made from lightweight carbon, which can easily be stored away in the luggage compartment. The side air intakes extend up to the B-pillar, making the overarching rear of the car look even wider and even more imposing.

The LED taillights are shaped three-dimensionally. Above them sits the extendable rear wing. Retracted, it reduces air resistance and also enhances the puristic impression that the 918 Spyder creates. Extended, it delivers sportiness and downforce on every level.

Father from Weissach. Mother from Le Mans.

The 918 Spyder features all the attributes of a perfect racing car: performance, efficiency, lightweight construction and purism. Plus something else quite special: history. So to understand what direction the 918 Spyder is taking in the 21st century, it is worth taking a look at its sporting past.

Porsche is synonymous with motorsport. It has been since 1948 – and right from the very first second. A racing version of the Porsche 356 achieved a class victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This was one of the first of more than 30,000 race victories to date.

In 1970 and 1971, the resounding overall victories of the Porsche 917 heralded the start of an era in Le Mans that is seared into the memory of every fan. With the number ‘918’, the 918 Spyder takes this heritage onto the road.

The 918 Spyder is also named after the RS Spyder. The V8 unit of this car was the basis for the high-revving engine in the performance hybrid. The carbon-fibre monocoque delivered key foundations for the current design and its lightweight chassis was the inspiration behind the chassis concept of the 918 Spyder.

The Weissach package for the 918 Spyder shows our clear commitment to motorsport. With a choice of decorative wraps in the style of historic racing cars, it faithfully follows a glorious tradition.

Operating and display concept
An important objective of the 918 Spyder is to provide the authentic racing feel, and the controls themselves play a valuable role thanks to their excellent functionality.
Multifunction sports steering
The multifunction sports steering wheel of the 918 Spyder is based on a vital principle of motorsport: your hands must never leave the steering wheel.
Audio & Service
The Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System, the digital radio and Porsche Car Connect.
Porsche Communication Management
In the interests of weight saving, PCM dispenses with CD/DVD drives. At the same time, the 918 Spyder has reached the next stage of technical evolution in terms of communication. We’ve focused on connectivity, with two USB interfaces, WLAN and Bluetooth®.
Centre console
The touch surfaces enable fast navigation and direct operation of functions relating to comfort and convenience, air conditioning, car settings and Porsche Communication Management (PCM).
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Controls are divided into two separate functional areas: one is the multifunction sports steering wheel and the instrument cluster’s circular dials for operating and displaying central driving functions; the other is the ascending centre console with 7-inch touchscreen and the central 8-inch information display in the dashboard for accessing core functions such as audio, navigation and air conditioning.

The map switch is at the heart of this philosophy. It enables you to select any one of four drive modes plus a Hot Lap configuration.

Gearshift paddles allow motorsport- style gear changes. Positions D, N and R are selected by means of a compact lever in the dashboard. Two thumbwheels are conveniently placed for controlling the left and right displays in the instrument cluster.

The three circular instruments in the cut-away dashboard are not only ergonomic, they are style-defining too. As in any Porsche, the analogue rev counter is located centrally in the ‘Power & Drive’ circular instrument. It may exude classic appeal but it also looks to the digital future with an LED power metre display in the outer ring encircling the dial face. It displays the power being delivered by each type of drive.

A digital display informs you of the active gear, your current driving speed and the drive mode. The ‘Speed & Assist’ circular instrument on the left combines speed and cruise control information. To the right of the rev counter is the ‘Car & Info’ instrument with displays for fuel level, on-board computer, battery state of charge, range, gear change assistant and g-force.

Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System.

The sound of a Porsche is a unique characteristic, and we’re not referring only to the engine. So when we had to consider which sound system should be integrated into the 918 Spyder as standard, we decided to collaborate with Burmester®, one of the most respected manufacturers of highend audio equipment worldwide.

The result is a high-end surround sound system optimally tuned for the specific interior acoustics of the 918 Spyder.

The system features a total of 11 ideally positioned loudspeakers, each one specially developed for the lightweight construction requirements of a super sports car. A total output of 500 watts ensures an unequalled, absolutely natural and richly textured spatial sound, even at top volume. Given the total weight of just 4 kg for all components, the result is all the more stunning. Cue the applause.



Digital radio.

Fitted as standard, the digital radio is capable of receiving digital radio broadcasts, offering a far superior sound. Automatic changeover between digital and analogue signals ensures optimum reception of the selected station.



Porsche Car Connect.

Porsche Car Connect is the gateway between your 918 Spyder and the possibilities of the 21st century.

Porsche Car Connect is a smartphone app that enables you to access various data relating to your car and control certain functions remotely – any time, any place. Carfinder displays the shortest route from your current position to your car’s parked location.

For the 918 Spyder, Porsche Car Connect is enhanced with a comprehensive range of e-mobility services tailored specifically to this vehicle concept. Features include an overview of the current battery charge state and available all-electric range as well as the ability to manage the charging process.

Thanks to Remote Vehicle Status, the most important data from your 918 Spyder are always available at a glance. For example, you can call up your odometer reading and fuel level or check whether the windows and doors are open or closed. Remote Services gives you fingertip access to a range of statistics recorded by your car, including distance covered, average speed and fuel consumed during the last drive.

A particularly practical function of Porsche Car Connect is the ability to check the status of the alarm system and see whether the doors and windows are locked.

Porsche Car Connect also includes the Porsche Vehicle Tracking System (PVTS). It enables the remote location of a stolen vehicle across most of Europe.

In the interests of weight saving, PCM dispenses with CD/DVD drives. At the same time, the 918 Spyder has reached the next stage of technical evolution in terms of communication. We’ve focused on connectivity, with two USB interfaces, WLAN and Bluetooth®.

Via WLAN or Bluetooth® on your smartphone, you can connect PCM directly to the Internet and display or use various online services, like weather forecasts or Internet radio, in PCM. Of course, you can also access the media content of a portable device, such as an MP3 player, or the media library of your smartphone and have the Cover Flow interface appear in PCM.

A hands-free function enables direct access to your personal address book as well as SMS and e-mails. For e-mails, text-to-speech is additionally supported.

Thanks to the separation of touchscreen and information display, you can edit destination entries or route options and the active route will continue to be shown in the upper information display. An intelligent navigation suggestions search function is sure to be of service. With an active Internet connection established via your smartphone, this will be updated constantly in background.

A state-of-the-art control concept with smartphone-style touch and gesture recognition, character recognition (including Chinese) and three rotary pushbuttons provide intuitive operation of displays and control functions. Displayed content can be customised to your own preference. Embedded in the exquisite centre console, the touch surfaces enable fast navigation and direct operation of functions relating to comfort and convenience, air conditioning, car settings and Porsche Communication Management (PCM), which is integrated as standard.

PCM information is shown in the central 8-inch information display. This is housed in the dashboard behind a panoramic shroud to minimise reflections for optimum readability even on the move.

With touchscreen operation and the information display, we have managed to optimise ergonomics and readability.

Ergonomics
The seating position in the 918 Spyder is around another 4 cm lower than in the Carrera GT. That lowers the car’s centre of gravity but what does it have to do with comfort? A great deal in fact because the driver has more space, particularly at head level. As a result, even tall drivers can adopt their optimum seat position. The steering wheel also improves posture comfort with a comparatively generous fore/aft adjustment of 60 mm. Now that should be ergonomic and comfortable enough for you.
Luggage compartment
There has been an evolution in space right at the front, too. The luggage compartment of the 918 Spyder has a capacity of 107 litres. Even when both roof halves are stowed inside, there is still room for items of luggage.
Safety
In addition to its enormous performance potential, the 918 Spyder offers commensurately high safety margins, whether it’s under braking or in terms of passive safety.
Leather interior
Leather is standard for the interior of the 918 Spyder. Another opportunity to emphasise the truly individual character of your 918 Spyder is the optional authentic leather interior package.

Lightweight bucket seats.

These specially developed lightweight bucket seats in carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) feature electric height adjustment (optional for passenger seat) and offer an extraordinarily low seating position for any super sports car. The contouring of the side bolsters and reinforced shoulder support are especially characteristic and serve a functional purpose.

Lightweight bucket seats with firmer padding.

Lightweight CFRP bucket seats with firmer padding are available as an alternative at no extra cost. These are even tighter to provide even better lateral support.

A five-piece luggage set matched precisely to the storage spaces in the 918 Spyder and made from exquisite materials, such as carbon, authentic leather and Alcantara, is available as an option. This set comprises an expandable trolley case, which fits nicely into the luggage compartment even with the roof halves stowed, a bag for the space below the ascending and free-standing centre console, two garment carriers for the space behind the seats and a bag for the glove compartment.

Driver and passenger airbags.

The 918 Spyder is equipped with driver and passenger airbags as standard. The two full-size airbags are inflated in two stages, depending on the severity of impact.

Porsche Side Impact Protection System (POSIP).

Fitted as standard, POSIP comprises side impact protection elements and a head airbag in each door as well as a thorax airbag in both seats. The generous airbag volume offers protection throughout the entire seat adjustment range. Padded elements integrated in the door trims also afford extra protection to occupants.

Additional safety features include the headrests which form an integral part of each seat, an energyabsorbing steering column, threepoint seat belts with pretensioners and force limiters and energy-absorbing elements in the dashboard.

There is a choice between three colour schemes: Onyx Black with piping in Acid Green or Silver and a combination of Garnet Red with silver-coloured piping.

In the authentic leather interior package available in four colours, the leather features retain their original matt finish to preserve their natural structure, grain and irregularities.

Made in Germany, the leather is exquisitely crafted and environmentally friendly thanks to the use of renewable tanning agents and organic pigments. The material is also particularly thick, which enhances seat comfort. The authentic leather interior package creates a purposeful contrast set against the innovative materials and futuristic control layout in the interior.

On request, a carbon interior package is available in which interior features are finished in carbon instead of brushed aluminium in order to give further emphasis to the car’s sporty nature.

Weissach package
The basis for its visual impact is a matt black film, or a selection of historic motorsport designs that ooze sensational motorsport appeal in every square centimetre. The additional weight reduction of around 36 kg has helped to boost performance and save crucial seconds on the track.
Historical role models
The classic and timeless MARTINI RACING design and the red and white of Porsche Salzburg.
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For legal reasons, the MARTINI RACING design package is not available in some countries. We would also like to point out that importing a vehicle with Martini Racing design or moving a vehicle with Martini Racing design on public roads in these countries could have legal consequences. For further information, please consult your Porsche Centre.

Life is not a spectator sport, as you well know. It’s about intense experiences that make the hairs on your neck stand on end. Experiences enjoyed not from the stands, but on the racetrack. In the cockpit of your 918 Spyder with Weissach package.

The technical platform is lightweight construction, vigorously pursued down to the smallest detail. Our engineers have yet again scrutinised every single nut and bolt, and have pushed the limits of possibility even further with measurable success: the additional weight reduction of around 36 kg has helped to boost performance and save crucial seconds on the track.

On the road, it’s one of a kind. In motorsport, it’s the rule: instead of conventional paintwork, the car is given a full-body film wrap (matt black) applied directly to its carbon-fibre (CFRP) structure.

This racing suit saves the 918 Spyder up to 2.3 kg in weight. The basis for its visual impact is a matt black film, or a selection of historic motorsport designs that ooze sensational motorsport appeal in every square centimetre. Like the timeless classic MARTINI® RACING decorative wrap or the decorative wrap in Salzburg Racing design. Alternatively, you can have the
918 Spyder finished in a solid paint colour of your choice. Some things that will always be the hallmark of the 918 Spyder with Weissach package: motorsport-derived contrasting elements with a carbon-weave finish. Purposeful lightweight construction delivers purposeful performance, as epitomised by the roof, rear wing, exterior mirrors and windscreen surround. To improve aerodynamics, the 918 Spyder with Weissach package is equipped with additional carbon attachment parts, such as aeroblades on the rear end and aeroflaps in the air outlets behind the front wheels.

With the 918 Spyder magnesium wheel, you needn’t hide away in the pit. Derived from the RS Spyder, it delivers a weight advantage of around 14.9 kg per vehicle compared with the standard wheel. The central locking device with opposite thread directions on each side of the car is a characteristic feature of motorsport. Here’s another: with 918 Spyder magnesium wheels, the wheel bolts are blue on the right of the car and red on the left. A fine difference, but one that shows how close to the racetrack the 918 Spyder really is.

Every gramme really does matter, and this is proven by the series of additional technical measures taken by our race engineers to make the 918 Spyder with Weissach package even lighter. These include a weight-optimised brake system with titanium components, wheel bearings with ceramic balls, a CFRP anti-roll bar at the rear axle and a CFRP prop on the luggage compartment lid in place of a gas-charged strut. There are also some variations on the standard specification, such as the deletion of the audio system or air conditioning. Both features are still available on request at no extra cost.

The requirement for the interior was clear: materials must be practical – and absolutely exquisite. The fact that they feel as if they were made for motorsport is no coincidence either. Carbon is the dominant material here. It demonstrates how the 918 Spyder with Weissach package follows the purist approach of our designers and their belief that fundamental materials should also be visible in the interior. And they should save weight. That’s why the centre section of the dashboard, the centre console surround, the door pulls and the gearshift paddles on the sports steering wheel have been given a carbon-weave finish.

Alcantara is a frequently used material in motorsport, not least because it is easy to grip and extremely hard-wearing. In the
918 Spyder with Weissach package, it adorns the steering wheel rim, armrest in the centre console and, if so desired, the seat centres.

Other interior features of the 918 Spyder with Weissach package include seat upholstery in flame-retardant fabric, door opening loops in black and, also in black, six-point racing harnesses supplied ready to install for driver and passenger.

Combined, all these measures deliver a considerable weight advantage. This in turn further enhances performance as well as efficiency. On the Northern Loop of the Nürburgring, it saves further critical seconds. On the road, it opens up even more potential for achieving comparatively low fuel consumption. In the 918 Spyder with Weissach package, you can turn this advantage into driving pleasure. One to one and one on one.

For legal reasons, the MARTINI RACING design package is not available in some countries. We would also like to point out that importing a vehicle with Martini Racing design or moving a vehicle with Martini Racing design on public roads in these countries could have legal consequences. For further information, please consult your Porsche Centre.

MARTINI RACING design.

Porsche racing cars have been winning the hearts of countless fans ever since 1948, and that’s been thanks in no small measure to their incomparable exterior designs. The racing cars of Porsche MARTINI RACING have been written into motorsport history since 1970 and established themselves as design icons.

The major victories of MARTINI RACING Porsches are still remembered today. Like that of the 917 in 1971, which held the distance record at 24 Hours of Le Mans for almost 40 years, or the one at the Targa Florio in 1973.

The distinctive MARTINI RACING design evokes memories of an era in which virtually every child wanted to become a racing driver. In the 918 Spyder with Weissach package, this dream can come true in the here and now.

Salzburg Racing design.

The 917s sponsored by Martini and Porsche Salzburg, among others, won the International Championship for Manufacturers in 1970 with overall victories in Daytona, Brands Hatch, Monza, Spa-Francorchamps and Le Mans.

One of the most famous 917 colour combinations is red and white. With the optional Salzburg Racing design, your 918 Spyder with Weissach package wears its colours with pride.

For legal reasons, the MARTINI RACING design package is not available in some countries. We would also like to point out that importing a vehicle with Martini Racing design or moving a vehicle with Martini Racing design on public roads in these countries could have legal consequences. For further information, please consult your Porsche Centre.
For legal reasons, the MARTINI RACING design package is not available in some countries. We would also like to point out that importing a vehicle with Martini Racing design or moving a vehicle with Martini Racing design on public roads in these countries could have legal consequences. For further information, please consult your Porsche Centre.
Nine coats applied with high precision, three manual processing stages and three final clear coats achieve an impressive reflective finish and an extraordinary feeling of depth. The contours and styling lines of the 918 Spyder are accentuated by every reflection on its surface. The illusion of liquid metal is a vivid and stunning visual effect. We’d even go so far as to say that rarely has a concept been realised so tangibly.
The spirit of over 30,000 racing victories is embodied in two historic motorsport designs available on request. With the MARTINI RACING design and the red and white Salzburg Racing design of the 917, racing sensations are included as standard. As an alternative to these two classic designs, a full-body film wrap is available in matt black with contrasting elements with a carbon-weave finish.

For legal reasons, the MARTINI RACING design package is not available in some countries. We would also like to point out that importing a vehicle with Martini Racing design or moving a vehicle with Martini Racing design on public roads in these countries could have legal consequences. For further information, please consult your Porsche Centre.

Drive

Combined system Maximum system power over 652 kW (887 hp) at 8,500 rpm
Maximum system torque of 1,280 Nm (7th gear)
Maximum system torque over 800 Nm from 800 rpm to 5,000 rpm
Combustion engine V8 high-revving engine with a displacement of 4,593 cm³
Maximum power output over 447 kW (608 hp) at 8,700 rpm
Maximum torque over 500 Nm at 6,500 rpm
Maximum engine speed 9,150 rpm
Exhaust system with top pipes
Euro 5 emission standard
Electric drive Two permanently excited synchronous machines
Maximum combined (mechanical) power output over 210 kW (286 hp)
Front: Maximum power output over 95 kW (129 hp), maximum torque over 210 Nm
Rear: Maximum power output over 115 kW (156 hp), maximum torque over 375 Nm
Battery Liquid-cooled high-performance lithium-ion traction battery
Energy content 6.8 kWh with maximum power output of over 230 kW
On-board charger (3.6 kW)
Porsche Universal Charger (AC)

Performance

Top speed Combined 345 km/h (918 Spyder with Weissach package: 345 km/h)
Electric-only 150 km/h
Acceleration 0–100 km/h in 2.6 secs
0–200 km/h in 7.3 secs (918 Spyder with Weissach package: 7.2 secs)
0–300 km/h in 20.9 secs (918 Spyder with Weissach package: 19.9 secs)
Overtaking acceleration 80–120 km/h in 1.2 secs
100–200 km/h in 4.7 secs (918 Spyder with Weissach package: 4.6 secs)
Electric only acceleration 0–60 km/h in 3.0 secs (918 Spyder with Weissach package: 3.0 secs)
0–100 km/h in 6.2 secs (918 Spyder with Weissach package: 6.1 secs)

Fuel consumption*/range/efficiency class

Fuel consumption (combined) 3.1 l/100 km* (918 Spyder with Weissach package 3.0 l/100 km*)
CO2 emissions (combined) 72 g/km* (918 Spyder with Weissach package 70 g/km*)
Electricity consumption 12.7 kWh/100 km* (918 Spyder with Weissach package 12.7 kWh/100 km*)
All-electric range 16-31 km*
Efficiency class (Germany/Switzerland) A+/A+

Weight

DIN 1,675 kg (918 Spyder with Weissach package: 1,634 kg)
In accordance with EC directive* 1,750 kg (918 Spyder with Weissach package: 1,709 kg)
Permissible gross weight 1,900 kg
Payload 225 kg (918 Spyder with Weissach package: 266 kg)

Fuel consumption* 918 Spyder (combined): 3.1 l/100 km; CO2 emissions (combined) 72 g/km. Electricity consumption 12.7 kWh/100 km.

Fuel consumption* 918 Spyder with Weissach package (combined): 3.0 l/100 km; CO2 emissions (combined) 70 g/km. Electricity consumption 12.7 kWh/100 km.
* These data were obtained using the Euro 5 measurement method (715/2007/EC and 692/2008/EC) in the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) with standard equipment. The information does not refer to an individual vehicle and is not part of the offer, but is simply provided so that comparisons can be made between different types of vehicle. Further, up to date information on the individual vehicles can be obtained from your Porsche Centre.

Consumption figures were obtained on the basis of standard equipment. Special equipment may affect consumption and performance.

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