As we edge closer to the official release of Porsche’s hybrid hypercar, the 918 Spyder, more and more details are eking their way through the net about what it might cost and the amount of power it will produce.
Further intricacies seem to have found their way onto Rennsport’s forum that state the car will produce more than 784bhp and cost from £625,400. None of this information is official, but a Porsche GB spokesman was unable to comment when quizzed by Autocar.
One thing they could confirm, however, was that potential customers have already received some information on the hypercar and so could explain how the details were leaked onto the forum and follows the similarly leaked brochure for the 918 that was revealed unofficially last month.
The power output of 784bhp is over 20bhp more than was thought initially, with the 4.6-litre V8 producing 572bhp at 9000rpm, whilst the car’s two electric motors 241bhp and is split between the front and rear axles.
A seven-speed PDK gearbox will manage the power and the 918 Spyder will be helped by Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus and Electric Porsche Traction Management.
The report leaked to the forum also states that for an extra £58,200, you can get what is referred to as the Weissaach package which reduces the weight of the car by 35kg and was the specification which lapped the Nurburgring in 7m 14s, two seconds faster than the standard spec.
The Weissach package is said to offer “extended use” of magnesium, titanium and ceramic parts, as well as lighter wheels which save 13.5kg on their own. Removed from the standard car is the air-conditioning, audio system, leather seats, glovebox and carpets.