2015 Porsche 918 Weissach
The next entry into the Canepa Collection – The Personal Favorites of Bruce Canepa is an amazing 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder with the Weissach package.
This is the only 918 ever painted Continental Orange by the factory, a Porsche color from the 1970s you could have found on a 914 or 911. Unlike the 914 this vaunted hypercar touts some serious numbers: 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds, 0-125mph in 7.2, and 0-186mph (300km/h) in 20.9. 214 mph top speed.
In fact, the 918 was the first series production street-legal car to break the 7 minute barrier at the Nürburgring. To do this they created the Weissach package, which is featured on this example. The main difference from the standard 918 is the reduction in weight.
How did they shed the 80lbs from the standard 918? Try lightweight magnesium wheels, more carbon, a bit less soundproofing, and fireproof seats instead of leather. The main visual identifier is the aero-blades behind the rear wheel-arches.
Of course weight isn’t what drives the car around the track. That is left to one of the most advanced propulsion systems ever stuffed between four wheels: a 4.6 liter normally aspirated V8 with 608 hp, a front electric motor with 125 hp, a rear electric motor with 145 hp, (that’s a total of 887 hp for those keeping count), four-wheel-drive, four-wheel steer, and a computer-controlled torque vectoring system and a rear e-diff.
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