It almost feels like, that every second day a record on the Nürburgring is broken. Today is one of those days. Watch the Porsche 918 Spyder smash the Nürburgring world record for a production car below.
The Porsche 918 Spyder, which is a hybrid monster designed to replace the Carrera GT, took on the Nordschleife with three drivers: former rally champ Walter Röhrl and Porsche test drivers Timo Kluck and Marc Lieb. The driver who eventually broke the record was Marc Lieb with a time of 6:57. The average speed for that lap was a blistering 179km/h.
It smashed the recorded lap time of the prototype, which was 7:14. Showing just how far the final production car has come.
Whilst at the 2013 Frankfurt International Motor Show, Porsche are showing off the production version of the Porsche 918, following previous prototype appearances. The record lap, was able to be done in relative secrecy on September 4th, simply because nobody was looking in that part of Germany!
Take a look at the lap, it’s fast, it’s scary and you’ll leave thinking that the car and driver have some serious cred! Whilst we won’t see any of the 918 of the Porsche 918’s here on Australian roads, there’s still a chance there might be one in a collection or racetrack down under.