First introduced as an optional extra for the Porsche 918 Spyder, the Weissach package helps to marginally improve performance by stripping away any unnecessary weight.
An optional Weissach package has since been introduced on the 911 GT2 RS and latest 911 GT3 RS, and Porsche says it is possible that more models in its range will receive such a treatment.
Speaking to Digital Trends about how much sense it makes to offer a Weissach package for RS cars, the head of Porsche’s GT division Andreas Preuninger said it is logical to reduce the weight of its vehicles.
“I think saving weight makes sense in all cars nowadays. A car that is light is always nicer to drive and it uses less gas; this is physics. I think demand from people that go to the track is way higher on the RS than on the GT3 or the Carrera, but it’s definitely something we could look into.
“As I said, we have to build that up slowly otherwise we can’t supply the parts. I won’t rule out some lightweight package will find its way to other model lines in the future. We have nothing planned yet, we’re very busy; don’t expect to see the Cayenne Weissach next month,” Preuninger said.
Yesterday, the world discovered just how capable Porsche’s latest Weissach package-equipped model is, as with Porsche works driver Kevin Estre behind the wheel the new 991.2 GT3 RS lapped the Nordschleife in just 6:56.4 minutes.