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Porsche 918 Spyder sets lap record at Nurburgring

The Porsche 918 Spyder has set a new lap record for road cars at the Nurburgring.

The Porsche 918 Spyder has set a new lap record for road cars at the Nurburgring.

The new record, set at 6 minutes and 57 seconds, was set by Porsche factory race driver Marc Lieb, who also posted an average speed of 178kph.

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In achieving the new time Porsche has shaved some 14 seconds off the previous record, set in 2009 by the Gumpert Apollo Sport. Porsche says the record is a demonstration of the 'enormous potential' that lies within the plug-in hybrid. McLaren has previously stated its intentions to complete a lap of the Nurburgring circuit in less than seven minutes with the new 903hp P1.

The 875bhp supercar, unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show , has a top speed of 344kph and will be built in a run of no more than 918 units.

  • First Published Date : 10 Sep 2013, 04:33 PM IST