At the heart of the 1,160 kg Spyder is a 425 kW (570 hp) 4.6-litre V8 engine, which is backed up by a 90 kW (121 hp) hybrid module at the rear along with a 80 kW (107 hp) electric motor powering the front wheels. When using electric power alone, top speed is 150 km/h (93 mph) with a range of 25 kilometres achievable – depending on driving style but, with the full 574 kW (770 hp) a its disposal, 100 km/h happens in just 3 seconds, while top speed is 325 km/h (202 mph). It has also recorded a time of 7 minutes, 14 seconds at the Nurburgring, making it the fourth fastest production car around there. All from a car capable of consuming three litres of fuel every 100 kilometres.
New information tells us that the targa roof panel is constructed from clear-coated carbon fibre and the front boot has a capacity of 110 Litres. Optional extras include Salzburg Racing and Martini Racing body films, while the special Liquid Metal Grey or Blue paintwork finishes will set you back an additional €50,000!
The most notable option is the Weissach Package, which includes six-point harnesses, front and rear dive planes. lightweight braking system, Alcantara and carbon interior trim. Deletion of the arm-rest, door storage, air-con and audio help to achieve a 35kg weight reduction.