"The 887-hp supercar was equipped with the optional “Weissach Package” that sheds of some interior amenities and adds some lightweight carbon-fiber parts, magnesium wheels, flame-resistant upholstery, racing belts and aerodynamic aids for buyers who hope to be on the racetrack more than the road."
Well, the Weissach package seems kind of superficial. I'd wager most people would not be able to take advantage of the "base model", nevermind the more hardcore package. The magnesium wheels are responsible for 30 lbs. of the total 80 lb. weight reduction.
notyper wrote: Seems to me you'd be better off with something like this:
Ripping fast F1 car with enough left over for a transporter, crew chief/mechanic.
Cause you know whoever buys cars like the 918 is rarely going to open them up on the road, and almost always in a straight line.
Well, you can say that about pretty much any "instant classic" supercar. I would like to think that of the less than thousand to be made, at least a FEW would be somewhat daily driven and flung hard around the Nurburgring, though I don't know if the Weissach pack would increase the value of the car very much... I know Rowan Atkinson daily drives his McLaren F1; and a lot of Porsche's non-Leipzig made cars see lots of track time.