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Porsche 918 Spyder sets Porsche's fastest ever lap of the Nürburgring


Sports/Touring Car Racing Topics:  Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche 918 Spyder sets Porsche's fastest ever lap of the Nürburgring

Matt Hubbard
Speedmonkey
September 20, 2012


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Porsche have just completed initial testing of their 918 Spyder at the Nürburgring Nordschleife and have reported a lap time of 7 minutes 14 seconds of the 12.8 mile circuit. This is the fastest ever time set by a production Porsche and is the fifth fastest lap of the Nürburgring ever set in a production car. The 918 Spyder was equipped with production Michelin tyres.

It is also the fastest ever lap of the Nürburgring in a production hybrid.

The Porsche 918 Spyder has electric motors which drive the front and rear axles and a 770bhp 4.6 litre V8 driving just the rear wheels.

Porsche had previously stated that their target lap time was 7 minutes 22 seconds.

The top ten fastest times by production cars at the Nürburgring are:

1. 6:48 - Radical SR8 LM
2. 6:55 - Radical SR8
3. 7:11.57 - Gumpert Apollo Sport
4. 7:12.13 - Dodge Viper ACR
5. 7:14 - Porsche 918 Spyder
6. 7:14.64 - Lexus LFA Nurburgring Package
7. 7:14.89 - Donkervoort D8 RS
8. 7:18 - Porsche 911 GT2 RS
9. 7:18.1 - Donkervoort D8 RS
10. 7:19.63 - Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1

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