There is no place quite like Canepa out there. If you ever have the chance to visit their facility, it would be wise to not miss the opportunity. Canepa’s showroom floor is filled with some of the world’s finest automobiles, ranging from modern hypercars to classic race cars that you would never expect to be for sale. On top of their wide selection of incredible vehicles, Canepa also has their own restoration facility and a motorsport museum. If you’re a collector, or even a photographer, Canepa is a goldmine.
Canepa currently has a 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder that is in impeccable condition. Only 628 miles have been recorded on its odometer, putting it in “barely driven” status in our books. What’s more, it comes with the Weissach package, a must-have for the 918 Spyder. Learn more about this incredible German hypercar by reading Canepa’s description of it below.
“By 2010, Porsche was already regarded as a sports car powerhouse. Having developed and released not one but two world-renowned supercars, the Porsche 959 and Carrera GT, rumors began circling the automotive landscape that the German company was planning their next endeavor. Those rumors were confirmed upon the release of the concept car at the 80th Geneva Motor Show in March of 2010: The Porsche 918 Spyder. Porsche would take three years before unveiling the production model at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show in September, but Porsche’s introduction was clear: their hypercar was here.
Boasting a marvel of technological wizardry, the 918 Spyder was Porsche’s answer to the ever-evolving and skyrocketing performance standards. The 918 Spyder uses a 4.6-liter V8 engine based on the same underpinnings as the RS Spyder LeMans Prototype, but the real news was the supplemental drivetrain.
Porsche added two large electric motors to boost performance: one to drive the front axle and another to supplement the engine. This
This Porsche 918 Spyder was completed on November 1st, 2014 and was optioned in Black over an Onyx Black leather interior. This particular example was optioned with the $84,000 Weissach Package option, which emphasized weight savings through a few particular options and added a few aerodynamic tweaks. Approximately 25% of production were optioned with this factory upgrade, making them extremely rare.
Some of these options included magnesium motorsport wheels, a lighter brake design, titanium bolts for the chassis, along with special rear carbon fiber spoilers. These weight savings removed close to 100 pounds from the chassis, a considerable amount since the hybrid powertrain is not what many call lightweight. Ordered with the must-have $10,500 Front axle lift system option, this allows the 918 to travel on regular roads with ease. With silver leather piping and silver accents to the black seatbelts, the entire car is subtle and flies under the radar (perfect for avoiding unwanted attention).
The only owner of this 918 took delivery of the car and immediately applied a comprehensive clear protective wrap to the car to ensure the black paint stayed in pristine condition. During his ownership, he would only add 628 miles to the odometer, evident in how every part of the car presents in as-new condition.
When the car arrived at Canepa, there was very little to address due to its well-cared-for history and lack of mileage. With only needing a simple cleaning to the interior, the entire car presents as though you were picking it up from a Porsche showroom. With a subtle exterior and interior that belies its true raw and technologically-advanced nature, this 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder with the Weissach Package is Porsche’s ultimate street fighter disguised in plain sight.”