The Porsche 918 Spyder was designed by Michael Mauer. The 918 Spyder is powered with a 4.6L (4,593 cc) naturally aspirated V8 engine built on the same architecture as the one used in the Porsche RS Spyder LMP racing car without any engine belts.
According to Porsche, the V8 weights 298 lb (135 kg) and delivers 608 hp (453 kW) at 8,500 rpm and 389 ft·lb (527 N·m) of maximum torque and is supplemented by two electric motors delivering an additional 279 hp (208 kW), with one 154 hp (115 kW) electric motor driving the rear wheels in parallel with the engine and also serving as the main generator. This motor and engine deliver power to the rear axle through a seven-speed gearbox using Porsche's own PDK dual-clutch system. The front 125 hp (93 kW) electric motor directly drives the front axle and is decoupled by an electric clutch when not in use. The total power output comes out as 887 hp (661 kW) and 940 ft·lb (1274 N·m) of torque. Weighing at most 3757 lb (1704 kg), the 918 has a minimum power-to-weight ratio of 4.24 lb/1.92 kg per hp or 521 hp per tonne.
A 312-cell, liquid-cooled 6.8 kWh lithium-ion battery is situated behind the passenger cell. In addition to a plug-in charge port at the passenger-side B-pillar, the batteries are also charged by regenerative braking and excess output from the engine when the car is coasting. The V8 petrol engine can recharge an empty battery on about two liters of fuel (0.53 US gallons). The supplied Porsche Universal Charger requires seven hours to charge the battery on a typical 110V household AC socket or two hours on a dedicated Charging Dock installed with a 240V industrial supply. An optional DC Speed Charging Station can restore the battery to 100% in 25 minutes.
The 918 Spyder can operate under five different driving modes: E-Drive, which allows the car to run solely under battery power using the electric motors, giving an official all-electric range of 12 mi (19 km) according to the US EPA. Under the E-Drive mode, the car can reach only 93 mph (150 km/h). Two hybrid modes (Hybrid and Race) use both the engine and electric motors to provide desired levels of economy, efficiency, and performance. In Race mode, a push-to-pass button initiates the Hot Lap setting, which delivers additional electrical power for use on the track. The 918 Spyder's chassis is a carbon fiber-reinforced monocoque, while the car uses electromechanical brakes.
Porsche provided the 918 Spyder's performance figures as 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h) in 2.4 seconds, 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) in 7.2 seconds, 0-186 mph (0-300 km/h) in 19.95 seconds, and a tested top speed of 218 mph (351 km/h). During an independent test by Car and Driver, C/D tested 0-60 mph in 2.2 seconds (with rollout), 0-100 mph in 4.9 seconds, and the quarter mile (400 m) in 9.8 seconds.
The Weissach Package is an optional lightweight performance package for the 918 Spyder. It includes a visible carbon exterior, with a carbon roof, rear wing, mirrors, and front window frame, as well as a different rear diffuser. The interior now uses both carbon and Alcantara in place of leather, with Alcantara steering wheel rim, center console, and door pad. Carbon is used for the interior trim parts, and the steering wheel uses CFRP paddles. Seat upholstery uses a nonflammable cloth in black or piping silver/acid. Seats are equipped with a six-point seatbelt and the door opening straps are in black. Wheels are made out of magnesium, while the car's body color is done in foil instead of paint. The car can come with an optional Martini Design livery or Salzburg Design livery. Weight is reduced by 88 lb (40 kg) in total.
The Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package debuted during the Porsche Update as one of five Porsches in the Porsche Motor Series. Within the sequence of five special events, the Porsche 918 Spyder was unlockable via an Enduro Double Down which appeared as the last event in the series.
The Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package is a high-end Class S car, with a starting rank of 1482, a MAX rank of 1677 (+195), and a MAX + PRO rank of 1798 (PRO rank: +121). It is an Elite Car and receives +42 from Tuning Kits. When tuned in favor of raw top speed and nitro, the car's final rank without a Tuning Kit is reduced to 1796 (-2).
The Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package is the highest-performing Porsche car in Asphalt 8: Airborne. Similarly to its relatives in Classes D to A, the Porsche 918 Spyder is highly nitro-focused. Like its Class A cousin, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, the Porsche 918 Spyder still gains more speed from raw top speed upgrades rather than nitro upgrades and has a lower upgrade rank weighting on its raw top speed as well, making it highly favorable to upgrade raw top speed alone for better performance in mid-rank Multiplayer. Still, despite this, the Porsche 918 Spyder and the Porsche 911 GT3 RS both rely extremely heavily on nitro when at MAX + PRO, with both possessing the highest nitro statistics in their respective classes.
Being an Elite Car, the Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package is elevated from "good" status to "top tier" status, possessing one of the top ten fastest total top speeds out of all cars in Asphalt 8: Airborne. Overall, the 918 Spyder's uniquely large nitro can come in its favor. It has a boosted acceleration (3.762 sec. level-3) due to its large nitro, in addition to possessing superior handling and, as of the Motorcycles Update, superior drifting to many of its top tier rivals. However, the 918 Spyder becomes much slower with a lack of nitro and, although its nitro efficiency isn't particularly poor at 7/11/15.5, it is overall inferior to those of the Lamborghini Aventador SV and Aston Martin Vulcan, which both have very high total top speeds as well and better raw top speeds.
Because of its large nitro, the Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package has a small reduction in total top speed when compared to its close rivals. This is seen with its rivalry to the Lamborghini Aventador SV, which has similar starting and finishing ranks and is also Elite. The Lamborghini Aventador SV is faster than the Porsche 918 Spyder by 2.2 mph (3.3 km/h), because of the Porsche 918 Spyder's large nitro. This phenomenon also occurs with the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, which is slightly slower than the McLaren P1, the Porsche Cayman GT4, which is slightly slower than the Ford Shelby GT500, and the Porsche 718 Boxster S, which is slightly slower than the SRT 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8. The only Porsche car to not adhere to this rule is the Porsche 959 from Class D, which can become faster than the Donkervoort D8 GTO when both have Tuning Kits activated.
Overall, the Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package can be described as a slightly nimbler car than the Lamborghini Aventador SV, at the cost of some speed and nitro efficiency. The Porsche 918 Spyder competes well against slower-accelerating + worse-drifting/handling cars with higher total top speeds, including the Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Special Edition, Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS, BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage, Devel Sixteen Prototype, and Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport. On the other hand, the Porsche 918 Spyder and Lamborghini Aventador SV alike are commonly seen as being useless due to their inferiority to the Aston Martin Vulcan. However, with all three cars' possessing similar stats on the whole, this mindset should be taken with a grain of salt, as even low-tier high-end Class A cars can sometimes outrun the Aston Martin Vulcan in Multiplayer at MAX + PRO (depending on a variety of factors), such as the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe Touring Car 2014, McLaren 675LT or Bentley EXP10 Speed 6. The Porsche 918 Spyder is so close in performance to the Aston Martin Vulcan that it hardly makes a difference, except in TLEs, where a fraction of a second is enough to secure the Aston Martin Vulcan as the overall best Class S TLE car. Of course, many prefer the Aston Martin Vulcan over the Porsche 918 Spyder simply because it doesn't have an Elite status.
Currently, Porsche-only events don't exist, but the Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package would qualify as the best car for said events if they do get introduced in the future.
The Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach package is slightly inferior to the Aston Martin Vulcan and McLaren MP4-31 in Class S TLEs, on most tracks, and is also inferior to the Devel Sixteen Prototype in Tokyo. On the other hand, it can still outrun the Lamborghini Aventador SV and TRION NEMESIS on many tracks by a small margin.
In mid-rank Multiplayer, a good upgrade configuration for Multiplayer races with the Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package is 0500 5050 0800, which gives a total top speed of 286.8 mph/461.8 km/h @ S1595. While this is inferior to an Aston Martin Vulcan upgraded at 1502 5052 (301 mph/485 km/h @ S1597) and a McLaren Mercedes MP4-25 upgraded at 10/2/10/0 (291 mph/468 km/h @ A1600), this still makes the Porsche 918 Spyder faster than most cars at this rank, including the Sbarro Alcador. When tuned to 0504 5052 [-4,+4,-3,0], the Porsche 918 Spyder can reach a speed of 300 mph/483 km/h with Tuning Kit at a rank of 1659. This gives it a better chance of winning against McLaren Mercedes MP4-25s, although it will still most often lose to BMW 3.0 CSL Hommages and Aston Martin Vulcans due to its inferior speed, acceleration, handling, and drifting.
The Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package is most optimal in Multiplayer at a MAX + PRO upgrade configuration.
Being an Elite Car, the Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package isn't overly useful for farming. It is featured in the Porsche collection.
According to the game's internal data, the Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package costs 13,500 to buy. Outside of purchase, the Porsche 918 Spyder can be obtained through its Enduro Double Down event, which awards 45 Rare Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package BP cards. Maxing it out costs 3,145,650 or 21,480. Its PRO upgrades require 1,456,275, 23 of each Class S Parts card, 28 Exceptional Engines, 36 Mid-Tech cards, and 24 Advanced-Tech cards.
Availability EditThe Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package was made available in the Garage from July 20, 2017, onwards.
The Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package's Enduro Double Down event was held on July 20, 2017, following the Porsche 718 Boxster S's Championship event as the final event in the Porsche Motor Series. Players were given 9 days to win all 45 Blueprints for the car by banking 75,000. Along the way, missing Blueprints for other Porsche cars were able to be won as well, at random.
See also Edit
- Porsche 918 Spyder, the regular version of the car. This car is used in Asphalt Street Storm Racing.
- ↑ http://www.caranddriver.com/features/the-2015-porsche-918-spyder-is-the-quickest-road-car-in-the-world-feature-performance-data-and-complete-specs-page-2 "Performance Data and Complete Specs". Car and Driver. Retrieved 2017-05-29.
- ↑ http://media.caranddriver.com/files/2015-porsche-918-spyder-feature-car-and-driver2015-porsche-918-spyder.pdf "Porsche 918 Test Sheet -- Car and Driver" (PDF). Car and Driver. 2014-05-16. Retrieved 2017-05-29.