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Old 10th September 2013, 21:27   #46
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Default Re: Porsche 918 Spyder Laps The Nürburgring in 7:14

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So the 918 Spyder records a brilliant time of 7 minutes and 14 seconds 'round the Nürburgring.

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Not 7:14 anymore. More like 6:57! That's a full 14 seconds faster than the Gumpert Apollo Sport and 15 seconds faster than the Dodge Viper ACR.

That is an absolute mauling of the previous record!
Porsche had two 918 Spyders at the Nürburgring for record attempt, and former rally champion Walter Röhrl, Porsche test driver Timo Kluck and Porsche factory driver Marc Lieb on hand to set the times. Apparently all three drivers posted sub-7min laps, but ultimately it was Lieb who set the record 6:57 time at an average speed of 112mph. ‘We promised a great deal with the 918 Spyder, namely to redefine driving pleasure, efficiency and performance,’ said Porsche R&D boss Wolfgang Hatz. ‘We have kept our word.’
Porsche claims that the Nürburgring record demonstrates the ‘enormous potential that lies in Porsche's pioneering plug-in hybrid concept’ but until we’ve driven LaFerrari and the McLaren P1 too, we won’t actually know which of the three new supercars is the most fun and exciting. And that, we think, is more important than lap times.

Both 918 Spyders at the ‘Ring were fitted with the optional Weissach Package (which includes magnesium wheels, carbonfibre aero aids, six-point race harnesses, and a lightweight wrap for the bodywork instead of paint) and Porsche also points out that the time were set using the standard Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, rather than any trick slicks. The lap time has been independently verified too, so there can be no claims of foul play.
Source: http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/News/Se...in-under-7min/

Very anxious to see McLaren's P1 and Ferrari's LaFerrari's response to this new benchmark.

Here's an onboard video of the scorching lap:

OT: Suhaas will be most pleased to hear this news I am sure. Treat!

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Porsche 918 Spyder: Engine Technology. An awesome share by Porsche!

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This is what happens when you try showing off!

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Crazy video of the 918 doing flame spitting aggressive high speeding at night on the Autobahn;

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