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.