Porsche 918 Spyder sets lap record at Nurburgring

The 875bhp supercar lapped the Nurburgring in 6 minutes and 57 seconds at an average speed of 178kph, shaving 14 seconds off the previous record.

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. 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.

For more pictures, head to our Porsche 918 Spyder gallery.

Copyright (c) Autocar UK. All rights reserved.
We bring you drives of the Maruti Ignis, the Skoda Kodiaq, the new 5-series and take you on a trip from India to Paris in a Renault Kwid. All that and lots more inside!
What's in this issue?

comments powered by Disqus

notSet

Trending Now
Latest News
2016 Maruti Autocross Championship: Mumbai Day 2
After posting seriously quick times on Saturday, the racers get ready for...
19 hours ago   4 pictures
Price reduction sees 16% rise in Auto LPG sales
Auto LPG sales jump over the October-December 2016 period; costs Rs 35.57...
19 hours ago   1 picture
Tokyo gets two-storey Mercedes-AMG showroom
The retail outlet is located in Setagaya district; it can stage real...
22 hours ago   2 pictures
Airbus working on flying car prototype
The prototype will be ready for testing by the end of the year; could be...
1 day 15 hours ago   1 picture
Maruti Autocross C'ship 2016 kick-starts in Mumbai
The races are being held at the MMRDA grounds, Bandra-Kurla Complex from...
1 day 16 hours ago   3 pictures

Autocar Magazine

Issue: 209 | Autocar India: January 2017

We bring you drives of the Maruti Ignis, the Skoda Kodiaq, the new 5-series and take you on a trip from India to Paris in a Renault Kwid. All that and lots more inside!
Autocar Magazine
Latest Poll
When seated at the rear do you buckle up?



or View results
Always
  21%
 
Sometimes
  24%
 
Never
  55%
TOTAL VOTES: 525

Vote now
View previous Polls »