Just after images emerged of Jerry Seinfeld driving his brand new blue Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach, a clip of the famous actor and well renowned supercar collector driving the stunning 918 has been released.
As you’d expect from us, the real action happens in the first half of the video with Jerry starting up and cruising away in his brand new ride. The second half of the video doesn’t include any driving and just shows Jerry chatting with a videographer filming on his GoPro.
It seems apparent that Jerry’s 918 Spyder is the one recently spotted after being delivered at Paul Miller Porsche. In addition to the blue paint work and the optional Weissach package, it features a carbon fibre roof, carbon A-pillars and b-pillars, wing mirrors and the rear wing finished in the lightweight composite.
The headline for the Weissach Package is improved performance. From zero to 100 km/h takes just 2.6 seconds, 0.2 seconds faster than the standard model. It takes just 7.2 seconds to travel from zero to 200 km/h in 7.2 seconds (a 0.5 second reduction), and 19.9 seconds to pass the 300 km/h mark (a 2.1 second reduction). Needless to say, this is the car that set the record-setting Nurburgring lap time!
To achieve the dramatic increases, Porsche places the 918 Spyder on a diet! It sheds around 36 kg thanks to innovative measures such as a full-body film wrap instead of paint, magnesium wheels, a weight-optimised brake system with titanium components, wheel bearings with ceramic balls, a CFRP anti-roll bar at the rear axle and a CFRP prop on the luggage compartment lid.
Under the hood, it features the same powertrain as the standard 918 Spyder. That is a mid-mounted 4.6-litre V8 engine producing 608 hp 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 to an amazing 887 hp. A seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) controls power delivery to the rear wheels.