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VIDEO: 918 Spyder – Successful Test on the Nürburgring

October 9, 2012 by  
Filed under Latest News

Lap time: 7 minutes, 14 seconds.

On September 18th, 2012, Porsche fielded its 918 Spyder hybrid supercar for a lap around the Nurburgring and completed the Nordschleife loop in just 7 minutes and 14 seconds on street-legal tires. A tremendous time.

Porsche has just posted a video of the event on their Youtube channel. The Porsche 918 Spyder featured  the classic Martini livery and was piloted by legendary Porsche racing driver Walter Rohrl.

The Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid supercar boasts 795-hp while weighing just short of 3,300 lbs. What’s more, Rohrl described the car as physics defying as it was so extraordinarily fast and composed at every corner.

It’s rumored that Porsche plans another attempt, this time to break the 7 minute barrier. We’ll have to wait and see.

SEE THE VIDEO HERE:

 

 

Source: Youtube