Take Performance Too Seriously? Unpainted Plug-In Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach For Sale

2 years ago by Jay Cole 4

Only 918 Porsche 918 Spyders Are Being Built, A Few Of Those Are Weissachs, Only 1 Is Unpainted By The Factory?

Only 918 Porsche 918 Spyders Are Being Built, A Few Of Those Are Equipped As Weissachs, But Apparently Only 1 Has Been Unpainted By The Factory (via CNC Motors)

Porsche 918 Weissach (via CNC Motors)

Porsche 918 Weissach (via CNC Motors)

Sure, the $845,000 (USD) Porsche 918 Spyder is pretty rare; as just 918 of the plug-ins are currently (and slowly) being built out.

And sure, having 887 horsepower/940 lb-ft of torque on tap and a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) slip of 2.6 seconds (as low as 2.2 seconds clocked by Car & Driver) via a petrol and two electric motors is all well and good.

But what if that isn’t enough to gain the advantage over your buddy with the plug-in McLaren P1?

Why not opt for the Weissach-Package (+$84,000 – see video below for details) that shaves 41 kg (90) lbs off the car to shave off that extra tenth of a second and slightly improve handling?

Now you can even do one better still!   We noticed this Porsche 918 Spyder w/Weissach-Package for sale on the DuPont Registry (via InAutoNews) with even something a little more exclusive.  No factory paint!  Another 14lbs saved.  HuZZah!

The Porsche 918 Spyder w/Weissach Package And No Paint saves ~104 lbs Of Weight Over The "Regular" 918 Spyder (1,700 kg/3,700 lbs vs 1,635kg/3,606 lbs)

The Porsche 918 Spyder w/Weissach Package And No Paint Saves ~104 lbs/47 kg Of Weight Over The “Regular” 918 Spyder (1,700 kg/3,700 lbs)

Says the DuPont Registry:

“It’s pretty wild to think that of all of the possibilities of how to build a 918 this is thus far the only to surface that is a twin to the most famous 918 in history that did the 6:57 at the Nuhrburgring driven by Marc Lieb”

As for the “plug-in” aspect of the 918 Spyder, the Porsche has a 7 kWh battery good for up to 12 miles/19 km of EPA rated range.

The rare 918 Spyder is for sale at CNC Motors in Ontario, California – so if you happen to buy it and want to drop it by our offices for a quick test drive – just let us know, we are available 24/7

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4 responses to "Take Performance Too Seriously? Unpainted Plug-In Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach For Sale"

  1. Scott says:

    At $6,000 per pound of weight savings, that double quarter pounder at McD’s will set you back an extra $3k+.

  2. ModernMarvelFan says:

    14 lbs saved?

    I guess a few weeks of good workout might easily lose that much weight in the driver…

  3. pjwood1 says:

    Claiming “weight savings” was the socially graceful way of saying “I can’t afford the paint”.

    I think the 918s come without it, but you can spend $63k on blue:
    http://tinyurl.com/q4eggbe

  4. GSP says:

    Thanks for the 918 story Jay.

    It is great to see an iconic and aspirational brand like Porsche use plug-in technology to improve their entire range of cars.

    GSP