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by David Zalstein

New performance specifications for the Porsche 918 Spyder have been announced, revealing even better figures for the hybrid supercar.

Fitted with a lightweight track-focused Weissach package – featuring improved aerodynamics, magnesium wheels, six-point racing harnesses and reducing weight by 45kg – the Porsche 918 Spyder now claims 0-100km/h in 2.6 seconds.

That’s 0.2sec quicker than previously stated at the 1685kg two-seater’s Frankfurt motor show unveiling in September.

The Weissach package also cuts the 918’s 0-200km/h by 0.5sec to 7.2sec and its 0-300km/h time by 2.1sec to 19.9sec.

Porsche 918 Weissach Package - 2

As well as deleting some interior components and adding flame-resistant upholstery, the optional performance pack also includes limited edition heritage racing-inspired liveries.

The same track pack also helped the 918 Spyder achieve its record-breaking 6min57sec Nurburgring Nordschleife lap.

Combining a 4.6-litre V8 petrol and two electric motors, the 661kW/1273Nm Porsche 918 Spyder can also be operated as a pure electric vehicle, still capable of clocking a 6.2sec 0-100km/h time (6.1sec with the Weissach package fitted).

The performance option improves fuel consumption from 3.1 litres per 100km to 3.0L/100km and equivalent CO2 emissions from 72 grams per kilometre to 70g/km.

Priced from US$845,000 ($901,500) and limited to 918 cars globally, the Porsche 918 Spyder began production in September with the first deliveries planned for December – the Weissach package coming at an additional cost of US$84,000 ($90,000).

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