Porsche race cars have been winning the hearts of countless fans ever since
1948, and that's been thanks in no small measure to their exterior designs. The
racing cars of Porsche Martini Racing have been written into motor sports
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.
Lightweight Components for Even Better Performance
The technical platform is lightweight construction, vigorously pursued down to the smallest detail. The additional weight reduction of around 90 lbs has helped to boost performance and save crucial seconds on the track.
The roof, rear wing, exterior mirrors and windshield surround are made from visible carbon fiber. 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, Porsche engineers have reduced the weight of unsprung mass. Derived from the RS Spyder, it delivers a weight advantage of around 33 lbs 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 motor sports.
The brake system's weight has been reduced 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.