As the first vehicle to boast global road homologation, the Porsche 918 Spyder* has conquered the 20.6-kilometre lap around the Nürburgring Nordschleife in less than seven minutes. Achieving a time of exactly six minutes and 57 seconds, the super sportscar equipped with a hybrid drive shaved 14 seconds off the previous record. Wolfgang Hatz, member of the Porsche AG Board of Management in charge of Research and Development, had the following to say: “We promised a great deal with the 918 Spyder, namely to redefine driving pleasure, efficiency and performance. We have kept our word.”
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Envy is one word for the exclusive access Chris gets to the motor industry, but Pistonspy tips his hat on some very sensible and technical details he manages to extort from the engineers at Porsche.
He gets the information that the calibration unit for the drive train comes from the 991 variant of the Porsche GT3, and also manages to take the prototype version, albeit riding shotgun on to the streets around the Nordschleife in Germany.
Also discussed is the range of the electric mode which is hinted with a range of 150km in between charges, then the chassis calibration engineer turns the car in to race mode and basically turns Chris interest in to the combustion engine.
Anyway enjoy the video and celebrate with Porsche the incredible laptime of 7:14 of the infamous circuit in the 918, which I remind you is still not the final calibrated production variant of the new Porsche’s supercar.
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On September 18th, The product engineering team from Porsche have been testing the upcoming 918 Spyder on the “Nürburgring-Nordschleife”, Even though the Porsche 918 Spyder prototype is far from final form it turned in a remarkable best time of just 07:14 minutes for the 20.6 km long circuit.
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Well here is another brochure leaked, this time showing us many paged detail of the Porsche 918 Spider, lined up for release at the Paris Motor show.
Detailed within the brochure is the 12 different varieties of lacquer to be applied to your 918, and also two special liquid metal silver & chrome blue.
And if all that choice doesnt entertain you then you can have two vinyl wraps applied one being the “Salzburg Racing” design, and the other the aptly special “test-Center” named – “Wiessach Package” with the Martini Racing Design. This even comes with a stern warning that driving such a potent car with the advertisement of liquor could not be put better than Porches words of warning.
Driving a vehicle with the Martini Racing Design on public roads could have legal consequences in such countries.
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