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Porsche 918 Spyder sets New Nurburgring Track Record

A hybrid car is setting a new record for a race track? How is that possible? Porsche apparently found unseen performance in hybrid car technology with the Posche 918 Spyder. Watch the record setting drive below.

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Porsche 918 Spyder sets New Nurburgring Track Record

Porsche stands for racing performance in cars that you still can drive comfortably on streets. Now Porsche makes a name for innovator in hybrid car technology with the Porsche 918 Spyder. According to Auto Balla, Porsche announced that the 918 Spyder broke the track record at Nurburgring by 14 seconds.

"The radical hybridisation of the 918 Spyder from the very outset is what made this lap record possible," says Dr. Frank Walliser, head of the 918 Spyder project. "The lap time on the Nordschleife is and remains the toughest measure of a super sportscar. Posting a time of 6.57 minutes, we achieved a result of which everyone in the development team and at Porsche as a whole is rightly proud."

The record, which was previously held for four years, was even broken during the first attempt in the test drive on the morning of September 4. All three drivers - Former European Rally Champion Walter Roehrl, Porsche test driver Timo Kluck and Porsche factory driver Marc Lieb - were quicker than the existing record with each lap driving the two 918 Spyder models used, and posted lap times of less than seven minutes on numerous occasions. Ultimately, it was Marc Lieb who posted the absolute best time of 6.57 minutes, driving at an average speed of 179.5 km/h, as measured by Wige Solutions. Marcus Schurig, editor-in-chief of sportscar magazine "sport auto", was on hand as an objective observer of the record-breaking runs. The two sportscars, which deliver an output of 887 bhp (652 kW), were equipped with the optional "Weissach package" to increase the driving dynamics, and lead out on the standard Michelin tyres developed specifically for the 918 Spyder.

The Porsche 918 Spyder is one of the biggest stars at the IAA 2013 underway in Frankfurt.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
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