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VIDEO: Onboard footage – Record Run 918 Spyder at the Nürburgring

Record Lap 918 Spyder at the Nürburgring

6 minutes 57 seconds. Curious to see the record-breaking Nürburgring Lap with the 918 Spyder? Sit back and enjoy the onboard-footage in this video.

The 918 Spyder at the Nürburgring Story

2013 September 4: Nordschleife record 6:57

Marc Lieb’s 6:57 around the 20.8 km Nürburgring Nordcshleife track means his average speed was 112 mph/180 km/h. This is truly an unbelievable result. Especially for those who have been in the Green Hell and understand what it means to go that fast. Of course the optional Weissach package was used together with the standard Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires to achieve this. Compare to Marc Lieb’s 7:14 achieved a year ago in a 918 prototype or to the Carrera GT record of 7:28.

The many 918 prorotypes were tested for a total of 1,500,000 km (900,000 miles) before the car was ready for the customers. The prototypes were tested in Italy, USA, South Africa, Scandinavia, France and naturally in Germany on the Nürburgring’s North Loop.

Nordschleife record 6:57 918 Tires
Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 looks very simple compared to the Cup 1. © Porsche
Porsche 918 Jump
Minimal lift-off at this jump proves the car has huge downforce. © Porsche
Porsche Record Nurburgring 918 Team
2 cars and 3 drivers were used for the record attempts. © Porsche
Driver 918 Porsche Record
Head of 918 project Frank Walliser, Porsche factory driver Marc Lieb and Porsche test driver Timo Kluck. Walter Röhrl was the third driver, but naturally younger boys are now faster. © Porsche