Porsche 918 Spyder Official Specifications Released

May 16th, 2013 by Road Test TV

Prototyp 918 Spyder

Porsche has finally released all the official specifications of the brand new Porsche 918 Spyder supercar – and they are quite interesting.

“The 918 Spyder reveals its close links to motorsport in a variety of ways,” Porsche said in a statement. It has been designed, developed and produced by Porsche engineers who build race cars, in cooperation with series production specialists. A great deal of insight gained from the development of Porsche race cars for the 24 hours race in Le Mans in 2014 is thus integrated into the 918 Spyder and vice versa. The structural concept of the 918 Spyder with a rolling chassis as its basis a basic vehicle that can be driven even without a body is race car tradition at Porsche. The concept of the V8 engine originates from the LMP2 RS Spyder race car. The load-bearing structures, the monocoque and subframe, are made of carbon fiber reinforced polymer. Porsche has many years of experience with this high-strength, lightweight construction material and has again achieved top results with the development of the series production 918 Spyder. Many parts of the super sports car come from manufacturers who have a proven record as suppliers for motorsport vehicles.”

Quite an interesting blend.

Porsche 918 Spyder makes a total combined output of 887-hp allowing it to go from 0 to 62 mph in 2.7 seconds with a top speed of 198 mph.

Check out all the specs below.

Technical Specifications – Porsche 918 Spyder

Body: Two-seat Spyder; carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) monocoque interlocked with CFRP unit carrier; two-piece Targa roof; fixed roll-over protection system.

Drivetrain: Parallel full hybrid; 4.6-liter V8 mid-engine with dry-sump lubrication; hybrid module with electric motor and decoupler; electric motor with decoupler and gear unit on front axle; auto start/stop function; electrical system recuperation; four cooling circuits for motors, transmission and battery; thermal management.

Engine power: 608 hp at 8,600/min (V8 engine)

154 hp (hybrid module on rear axle)

127 hp (electric motor on front axle)

887 hp (combined)

Max. torque: 390 lb.-ft. at 6,600/min (V8 engine)

940 lb.-ft. (equivalent torque calculated on the crankshaft, complete system in 7th gear)

787 lb.-ft. (complete system, 3rd gear)

> 590 lb.-ft. (800/min – 5,000/min)

Maximum Revs: 9,150 rpm

Power output per l: 133 hp/l (V8 engine)

Power transmission: Combustion engine with hybrid module and transmission bolted together to form a single drive unit; seven-speed Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK); rear-wheel drive; front electric motor with gearbox for driving the front wheels (decoupled from 146 mph); five pre-selectable operating modes for optimum coordination of all drive units.

Gear ratios PDK

1st gear 3.91

2nd gear 2.29

3rd gear 1.58

4th gear 1.19

5th gear 0.97

6th gear 0.83

7th gear 0.67

R gear 3.55

Final drive ratio 3.09

Clutch diameter 8.7 in. / 6.5 in.

Chassis and Suspension: Double-wishbone front axle; optional electro-pneumatic lift system on front axle; electro-mechanical power steering; multilink rear axle with adaptive electro-mechanical system for individual rear wheel steering; electronically controlled twin-tube gas-pressure dampers in the front and rear with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM).

Brake system: High-performance hybrid brake system with adaptive recuperation; internally ventilated and perforated front ceramic brake discs (PCCB), 16 in. in diameter and 1.4 in. thick; rear discs 15.4 in diameter and 1.3 in. thick.

Wheels and tires: 918 Spyder wheels

(Weissach package: 918 Spyder magnesium wheels)

front 9.5 J x 20 with 265/35 ZR 20

rear 12.5 J x 21 with 325/30 ZR 21

Weights: Curb weight 3,715 lbs.

3,616 lbs. (Weissach package)

Dimensions: Length 182.8 in.

Width 76.4 in.

Height 45.9 in.

Wheelbase 107.5 in.

Track width front 65.5 in.

rear 63.5 in.

Luggage compartment capacity, VDA ~ 110 l

Fuel tank capacity 18.5 gal

Energy supply: Lithium-ion battery with 6.8 kWh capacity (BOL nominal), 220 kW maximum power and mains-compatible plug-in charger.

Performance: Top speed > 211 mph

purely electric 93 mph


0-62 mph 2.8 s

0-60 mph less than 2.8 s

0-62 mph (in electric mode) 7.0 s

0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) 7.9 s

0-186 mph (0-300 km/h) 23.0 s

Range: Purely electric approx. 18 mi.

Warranty: Vehicle (Battery) 4 years (7 years)

Charging times:

AC charging on a household socket (110 V, 10 A): less than 7 hours

AC charging on an industrial socket (240 V, 30 A): less than 2 hours

DC charging on an industrial socket (400 V, 32 A): less than 0.5 hours.

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