The Porsche 918 Spyder is set to go into production in September 2013 and when it does, Porsche will also be offering an optional ‘Track Pack’ for customers looking to, well, spend more time on racetracks presumably.
The race track package will include a stripped-out interior, the option of an unpainted exterior, as well as the likely use of more carbon fibre components. With the target weight of the standard 918 Spyder being less than 1 700 kg, the track pack is expected to result in a further 30 kg reduction in the car’s overall weight.
As no performance enhancements have been mentioned with the track package, the 918 Spyder’s powertrain will remain unchanged. This means a mid-mounted 4.6-litre V8 will do most of the work with 425 kW, while a 90 kW hybrid module linked to the rear axle and an 80 kW electric motor linked to the front axle, bring total power to around 575 kW. Peak torque is expected to surpass 750 Nm helping the eco-friendly supercar sprint from 0 – 100 km/h in under 3.0 seconds and on to a top speed of over 325 km/h. In case you’re wondering, it also has a potential average fuel consumption of just 3.0 L/100km.
The German carmaker plans to build a total of 918 units of the €645 000 918 Spyder, from which an estimated 20 percent will be delivered with the Race Track package – for a few extra pennies of course.