/Porsche 918 Spyder Official Nurburgring Record – 7:14

Porsche 918 Spyder Official Nurburgring Record – 7:14

Porsche 918 Spyder Prototype 1 at Porsche 918 Spyder Official Nurburgring Record   7:14

Porsche officially announced, on its Facebook, that the new 918 Spyder hyper car has managed to go around the Nurburgring in 7 minutes 14 seconds. As ‘Ring aficionados will tell you, that is an astonishing record. It’s even more amazing when you realize it’s 12 seconds faster than what Porsche engineers who made the 918 were expecting.

The initial target was 7:22, but the car recorded a 7:14, which means it’s faster than renowned super cars like Corvette ZR1 and Nissan GT-R, and on the par with purpose-built race-bred machines like the Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition. What’s more, the 918 is much faster than its predecessor, the Carrera GT, which has a record of 7:23.

Porsche 918 Spyder features a 784 horsepower hybrid powertrain (initial number: 770 hp) coming from a turbo V8 petrol engine and three electric motors. It is as advanced as a spaceship, but at the same time very cool and good looking. Check out the preliminary specs below and Click Here for some fresh pictures and details on the car.

Porsche 918 Spyder Prototype 2 at Porsche 918 Spyder Official Nurburgring Record   7:14

  • Body: Two-seater Spyder; carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP) monocoque interlocked with CFRP unit carrier; two-piece Targa roof; fixed roll-over protection system.
  • Drivetrain: Parallel full hybrid; 4.6-litre V8 mid-engine with drysump lubrication; hybrid module with electric motor and decoupler; electric motor with decoupler and gear unit on front axle; electrical system recuperation; four cooling circuits for motors, transmission and battery; thermal management.
  • Engine Power
    • V8 engine: >570 hp
    • Hybrid module on rear axle: ~90 kW
    • Electric motor on front axle: ~80 kW
    • Combined: >770 hp
  • Suspension: Double-wishbone front axle; optional electro-pneumatic lift system on front axle; electro-mechanical power steering; multi-link rear axle with adaptive electromechanical system for individual rear wheel steering
  • Brake system: High-performance hybrid brake system with adaptive recuperation; ceramic brake discs (PCCB).
  • Energy supply: Lithium-ion battery with 6.8 kWh capacity (BOL nominal), 202 kW maximum power and mainscompatible plug-in charger.
  • Performance
    • Top speed: >325 km/h
    • Purely electric top speed: >150 km/h
    • 0-100 km/h: under 3.0 s
  • Fuel Consumption (NEDC): ~3.0 l/100 km
  • CO2 emissions: ~70 g/km
  • Purely electric range: >25 km

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