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2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach Martini Racing

Technical Specs
887 hp 940 lb-ft 2.5 s 214 mph
Horsepower Torque 0-60 mph Top Speed
Engine Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Type V8 + Electric Motors Length 182.8 in (4643 mm)
Displacement 280 cu in (4593 cc) Width 76.4 in (1941 mm)
Power 608 hp (447 kW) @ 8700 rpm Height 45.9 in (1166 mm)
Torque 390 lb-ft (529 Nm) @ 6600 rpm Weight 3616 lbs (1640 kg)
Redline 9150 rpm Performance
Electric Power 286 hp (210 kW) 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) 2.5 s (2.6 s)
Electric Torque 590 lb-ft 1/4 mile n/a
Net Power 887 hp 60-0 Braking n/a
Driveline Top Speed 214 mph (345 km/h)
Layout All Wheel Drive Fuel Economy
Transmission EPA Fuel Mileage - City n/a
Type 7 Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic EPA Fuel Mileage - HWY n/a
Tires Origin & Price
Tire Size - Front 265/35 ZR20 Manufacturer's Origin Germany
Tire Size - Rear 325/30 ZR21 Base Price $929,000
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Design Icon: Porsche Martini Racing Livery

Published: Thu Sep 12, 2013 by Marko P.  |  Source: Porsche
The racing cars of Porsche Martini Racing have been written into motor sports 
history since 1970 and established themselves as design icons.
The racing cars of Porsche Martini Racing have been written into motor sports history since 1970 and established themselves as design icons.

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.

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