Video: Porsche 918 Spyder Driver Says Vehicle is Capable of Lapping Nurburgring Even Quicker

4 years ago by Electric CarsTV 1

Recently, the Porsche 918 Spyder set an unofficial Nurburgring lap record for a street-legal production vehicle.  The record of 6 minutes 57 seconds might not last for long though, as Spyder 918 driver Marc Leib says the vehicle is capable of lapping the track even quicker.

Porsche 918 Spyder Capable of Breaking Its Own Record?

Porsche 918 Spyder Capable of Breaking Its Own Record?

Post-drive, Leib spoke with Drive TV.  During the interview, Leib told Drive that his Nurburgring expertise (he did win the Nurburgring 24-Hour 4 times) convinces him that there are precious seconds that could be cut off that 6:57 time.

It’s not yet know if Leib will take a shot at bettering the record, but if the McLaren P1 plug-in hybrid posts a quicker time than 6:57, we’d guess the 981 Spyder will hit the track again.

Fun times these are when two plug-in hybrids battle it out for the quickest Nurburgring lap.  Where are all the ICErs now?

Source: Drive

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One response to "Video: Porsche 918 Spyder Driver Says Vehicle is Capable of Lapping Nurburgring Even Quicker"

  1. Brad B says:

    It is good that a hybrid electric Porsche has taken the title of fastest production street legal car on the Nurburgring. Especially since it will soon have to defend its title from another electric Hybrid the Mclaren P1. But my heart yearns for and It will be a wonderful day when a pure electric car takes and keeps that Nurbergring title. I suspect that will happen in the next 3 or 4 years. If the Rimac Concept One were to ever actually enter production, it has the potential to do just that. Unfortunately they kinda seemed to have lost their way. I expect the Tesla Model S to be tried on the Nurburgring soon because they are now being delivered in Germany. I don’t think the 8:09 time laid down by the Audi R8 eTron should count, because the car was run with a much higher speed limiter setting (155 mph) than the production car would have had (125mph) and of course the car was never produced for sale to the public. There were only a hand full produced for Ironman III and internal Audi use. I think the Model S P+ will do a mid 8 minute time. Of course that is no match for the fastest production car time, let alone the fastest production electric the Mercedes SLS AMG ED at 7:56.2 But mark my words within a decade the majority of the ICE records will melt under pure electric power. I can Hardly wait for those days.