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Porsche 918 Spyder - Testing At The Nürburgring [Video]

Porsche 918 Spyder – Testing At The Nürburgring [Video]

It seems we can’t get enough of the Porsche 918 Spyder. A few days ago we saw the Porsche 918 Spyder post a lap time round the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7 minutes 14 seconds and today Porsche released a new video of the 918 Spyder.

In the video we spot Walter Röhrl as well as Chris Harris as a passenger.

The YouTube summary of the video reads like this:

“Sometimes, words cannot describe a feeling. But in this case, a simple figure can. Location: Nürburgring, Nordschleife. Car: Porsche 918 Spyder. Lap time: 7 minutes, 14 seconds. Equipment: Optional Weissach Package, street-legal tires.Any questions left?”

Well Yes, please make sure we have the opportunity to drive it when it arrives in SA. Enjoy the video.

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Porsche 918 Spyder Prototype Laps The Nurburgring

Porsche 918 Spyder Prototype Laps The Nurburgring

The Porsche 918 Spyder prototype completed a lap round the 12.8 mile Nürburgring-Nordschleife in a time of 7 minutes and 14 seconds.

To put it a bit in prespective the 2012 Nissan GTR’s official lap time round the Nürburgring-Nordschleife is 7 minutes 24 seconds, and the Toyota LFA Nürburgring Edition does it in 7 minutes and 14 Seconds.

Dr. Frank Walliser, head of the 918 Spyder project,states, “With the time of 7:14 minutes, the 918 Spyder prototype is already proving to be a fully sustainable concept after just a few months on the road.”

According to Porsche, the lap time of the Porsche 918 Spyder prototype is one of the best ever recorded for a street-legal vehicle with standard tires.It is particularly impressive as it was achieved from a standing start. The 795-horsepower plug-in hybrid super sports car was equipped with production-intent Michelin street tires and the optional “Weissach” feature package, which includes measures to improve driving dynamics.

Testing of the Porsche 918 Spyder seems to be progressing well so we are looking forward to the series production which is to start late in 2013.

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