The owner of this pristine example was a true connoisseur – he packed the hybrid hypercar with the most lightweight options on the menu.
During the Monterey Car Week the affluent car collectors will be on point checking the Mecum-organized auction, which is choke full of interesting vehicles. Among them, one of the main treats will be this 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder – the only roadster example in North America lacking the factory-clad exterior paint. Instead, for protection, Porsche had most of the body clad in matte black- with elements such as the roof and rear wing left in naked carbon fiber. This was done on the altar of lightweighting, because the result was over five pounds (2.03 kilograms) lighter. The original owners must have had a fetish with the process of lightweighting, because the 918 Spyder also has the Weissach Package.
This pricey option – setting you back $84,000 – drops another 90.3 pounds (41 kg) off the regular hypercar’s weight thanks to a strong workout – magnesium wheels, titanium chassis bolts, and lighter brakes. With all this installed, the 918 Spyder gets to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in a swift 2.6 seconds and to 186 mph (300 km/h) in just 19.9 seconds. With the 887 horsepower (652 kilowatts) and 944 pound-feet (1,280 Newton-meters) of torque from the 4.6-liter V8 combined with front and back electric motors it will also reach 217 mph (349 km/h). This unit is also practically brand new, with just 1,957 miles on the odometer – and it’s also one of the earlier units, numbered 381 on the 918 examples production run.