While the configurator is quite basic for a car as expensive as the Porsche 918 Spyder, you have to remember that far fewer options are available on the 918. With that being said, the configurator does allow you to choose the exterior color, interior color combinations as well as one of three different style of wheels. Additionally, a seperate configurator allows you to customise the Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach package!
The Porsche 918 Spyder comes fitted with a mid-mounted 4.6-litre V8 engine producing 608 bhp independently – the highest specific power of any naturally aspirated Porsche engine. The V8 is then supplemented by a further two electric motors mounted on each axle. The electric motors can either drive the wheels independently or work together with the engine to boost performance. Each motor produces enough power to boost the total figure over 880 bhp. A seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) controls power delivery to the rear wheels.
On the morning of September 4, Former Euroepan Rally Champion Walter Röhrl, Porsche test driver Timo Kluck and Porsche factory race driver Marc Lieb managed to complete the Nurburgring in less than seven minutes when testing the car individually, but in the end, Lieb came out with the fastest time which saw an average speed of 179.5km/h (111mph) through the 20.6km long circuit. The record-setting Porsche 918 Spyder was equipped with the Weissach package which includes a few additional aerodynamic components.