Porsche 918 Spyder will be a lot faster

Posted on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 , 20:05:14 byDan

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Porsche 918 Spyder will be a lot faster

As we all know, the current 918 Spyder is heavier and it has less power than the Ferrari LaFerrari and McLaren P1. Despite of all these, the carmaker has led us to believe that the future 918 Spyder will be faster than both, through an interview with CAR magazine with Porsche product manager James Eastwood. Of course, we are all wondering whether the carmaker will upgrade the engine and the electric motors enabling the car to produce 795 horsepower, getting closer to its rival capable of generating more than 900 BHP. Apparently, the manufacturer is not going to do all this. The product managed said that they do not need to because even though the model is heavier, the technology they use makes it faster on the road and on the track. The specialists offered us an example: in rear-drive cars like their competitors, the driver still needs to do all the braking in a straight line this way compromising corner-entry speed. Now, because of the torque-vectoring of the 918 and the independently-driven front wheels, the driver can keep better drive and even achieve far higher entry and mid-corner speed. The total weight of the car reaches 1.700 kg including fuel and fluids on board. If you decide to get the Weissach package, you should know that it reduces 50 kg of its weight. Porsche specialist said that so far around 50 % of the customers have opted for it. We do not have any info on how many units the carmaker will build, but far more than LaFerrari and McLaren. If we look back in time and remember the Carrera GT, their last limited edition supercar, we would find out that that they have managed to sell 1.275 units. The model is expected to reach 100 km/h in less than 3 seconds and to reach a top speed of 203 mph. these are all the details available for the moment.


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