918 Spyder Testing At The Nürburgring
Everybody knows about the 6 minutes 57 seconds Porsche 918 run, but did you know that a prototype 918 managed to do a Nürburgring Nordschleife lap time of 7 minutes and 14 seconds. It happened in 2012, on September 18 with Marc Lieb behind the wheel. The 918 Spyder prototype achieving a 7:14 lap time on Nürburgring Nordschleife and the video shows Walter Röhrl and Chris Harris among the others.
The Porsche 918 was initially designed to be able to lap Nordschleife in 7:22. Considering its heavy weight, it would be a good result, but as Porsche already had a faster car, the 911 997 GT2 RS with it’s 7:18 lap record, the Weissach engineers had to push the 918 further. The Weissach edition of the 918 Spyder was able to lap the Nordschleife in only 7:14 on September 18, 2012. This of course with the street legal Michelin tyres. And this time even from the standing start!
2012 September 18: 918 Spyder prototype achieving a 7:14 lap time on Nürburgring Nordschleife. Video shows Walter Röhrl and Chris Harris among the others.