Porsche power at the ‘Ring

February 21, 2014

Porsche power at the ‘Ring

February 21, 2014

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Take a look at this great behind-the-scenes video as Porsche teams up with Michelin to record a new lap record for the fabled Nordschleife.

The Porsche 918 Spyder conquered the 12.8-mile (20.6-kilometer) lap around the Nurburgring Nordschleife in less than seven minutes.

Achieving a time of six minutes and 57 seconds, the super sports car equipped with a hybrid drive shaved 14 seconds off the previous Nurburgring record for a street-legal automobile, and 17 seconds from its run last September.

The record, which was previously held for four years, was broken during the first test drive attempt in the morning of September 4. All three drivers Рformer European Rally Champion Walter R̦hrl, Porsche test driver Timo Kluck and Porsche factory driver Marc Lieb Рwere quicker than the existing record with each lap driving two different 918 Spyder, and posted several lap times of less than seven minutes.

Ultimately, it was Marc Lieb who posted the absolute best time of 6:57 minutes, driving at an average speed of 111.5 mph (179.5 km/h).

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