The buyer made sure to choose the most lightweight options for the hypercar.
Mecum's upcoming auction in August during Monterey Car Week is teeming with fantastic vehicles, but this 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder is something special among them. The roadster is the only example in the United States with no exterior paint from the factory. Instead, Porsche wrapped much of the body in matte black and left pieces like the roof and rear wing in raw carbon fibre. The result shed just over two kilograms (five pounds) off the already lightweight hypercar.
The original owner apparently wanted the lightest 918 Spyder possible, so the customer also ordered the Weissach Package. The $84,000 (approx. $110,000 CAD) option shed 41 kg (90.3 pounds) off the standard hypercar through a radical diet, including things like magnesium wheels, titanium chassis bolts, and lighter brakes. The Weissach-optioned cars accelerate from a standstill to 100 kilometres per hour (62 miles per hour) in a brisk 2.6 seconds and to 300 km/h (186 mph) in 19.9 seconds. Porsche quoted the top speed at 349 km/h (217 mph). All 918 Spyders combine a 4.6-litre V8 with electric motors at the front and rear axles to generate a total of 887 horsepower and 944 pound-feet of torque.
We're curious to see how this 918 Spyder sells. At just 3,149 km (1,957 miles), the hypercar is practically new, and it's a somewhat early example as number 381 of the 918-example production run. Bidders also might be excited with the extra rarity from the only one with an unpainted body from the factory in the U.S. Mecum doesn't offer an auction estimate, but the listing says the original window sticker shows $931,975 (approx. $1,215,000 CAD). We can't wait to see the price for this rare Porsche in lightly used condition.