VIDEO: Porsche 918 Spyder Nürburgring 7:14 Lap. Smug?
Here's the Nürburgring Nordschleife lap time film of the 800bhp hybrid Porsche Spyder – putting it into 5th place on the laptime leader board – just ahead of the new Donkervoort D8 GTO and just behind the Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR and Gumbert Apollo and the miles behind the Radical SR8 and SR8LM in the overall records stakes.
The Spyder was piloted by Porsche and Manthey Racing ace, Marc Lieb and long term Porsche tester, two-time WRC champion and legend, Walter Rohrl, who said: "The car simply defies physics..." Enough said? Short and sweet I guess...
Or maybe you prefer what Porsche's strange PR department had to say: "Sometimes, words cannot describe a feeling. But in this case, a simple figure can. Location: Nürburgring, Nordschleife. Car: Porsche 918 Spyder. Lap time: 7 minutes, 14 seconds. Equipment: Optional Weissach Package, street-legal tires. Any questions left?" Bit abrupt, if not smug eh?
Visit this ace, controversial website for the list of ever-changing Green Hell lap records: http://www.fastestlaps.com/tracks/nordschleife.html