Presented by Mecum Auctions – Porsche mystique has forever been inexorably tied to and bolstered by the brand’s legendary success in motorsports, and many of its most illustrious road cars have shared parallel development with their racing brethren. The street-legal 2015 918 Spyder and its sister car, the purpose-built 919 Hybrid Porsche LeMans Prototype race car—winner of three consecutive FIA World Endurance Championships in 2015, 2016 and 2017—shared the same basic architecture with their carbon fiber monocoque chassis, longitudinal amidships engine placement, hybrid powertrain, lithium ion battery pack and multispeed sequential transmission. Designed and constructed within the same general time frame, the Porsche 918 Spyder would enrapture the automotive exotic car segment while the racing 919 Hybrid LeMans Prototype would prove victorious on the European and American racing circuits.
This 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder has only 2,205 original miles and is finished in paint-to-sample Metallic White. The interior is appointed in Onyx Black leather and Alcantara with the iconic acid-green trim. Furthermore, it is optioned with the desirable Weissach package—a weight reduction strategy that goes to fanatical lengths to shave every conceivable ounce—that includes magnesium wheels with center-lock hubs, ceramic composite brakes and titanium chassis bolts.
The plug-in hybrid with its RS Spyder LMP2-derived 4.6L direct fuel-injected engine, front electric drive, rear-mounted electric motor and lithium ion battery pack produces a combined output of 887 HP, enabling a factory-rated top speed of 217 MPH. Power is transmitted through a 7-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission, and the all-wheel drive suspension consists of a multilink rear axle with electric rear wheel steering and a front aluminum double-wishbone axle. It is factory equipped with nearly every conceivable option, including the glare-reducing interior package, a Burmeister Surround Sound System, two-zone Automatic Climate Control, a HomeLink system, front axle lift and carbon fiber removable roof panels. One of just 918 produced, this 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach represents Stuttgart’s answer to the latest generation of exotic supercars.
This 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach will be auctioned off during Mecum Auctions’ Monterey 2021 event, which runs August 12 to 14.