Porsche has issued a global product recall for a service shop inspection of 47 units of the 918 Spyder models already delivered in the UK.
The recall is linked to the electric wiring harness for the radiator fan (in vehicles manufactured up to the end of April 2015).These cars are in danger of being damaged by a carbon-fibre component.
The wiring harness will be examined and re-fitted in the workshop.
The cause was identified following a detailed examination of complaints. Corrective measures have been taken in manufacturing.
The owners of the affected vehicles are being contacted directly by their Porsche contact partner. The workshop visit will be arranged as soon as possible and will be free of charge – the vehicle will need to be in the workshop for half a day.
The Porsche 918's primary source of power is a race-inspired 4.6-liter V8 engine that spits out 608 bhp at 8,600 rpm. It doesn’t power any auxiliary accessories such as the air conditioning compressor, meaning that it is rightly installed in the engine bay without any belts or pulleys attached to it. Top pipes replace the traditional exhaust pipes and help send the heat away from the lithium-ion battery pack as quickly as possible.
The V8 engine sends its 608 bhp straight to the rear wheels via a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission mounted upside down to contribute to a lower center of gravity.
A 154-horsepower electric hybrid system is installed on the rear axle and a 127-horsepower electric motor stuck on the front axle. Both powered by the aforementioned lithium-ion battery pack. Liquid-cooled, the pack can be fully charged in four hours when plugged into a 230-volt German-spec household outlet, or in 25 minutes using Porsche's Speed Charging Station.