Porsche 918 Spyder could go even faster on Nurburgring, says Wolfgang Hatz

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 24, 2013

The Porsche 918 Spyder is now the fastest production car that has ever run a lap at the Nürburgring but Porsche R&D chief Wolfgang Hatz claims that it has even greater potential. It boasted a lap time of 6:57, breaking the record set by the Dodge Viper ACR at 7:12. Hatz said that during the 6:57 run, the Porsche 918 did not use its full capabilities since it didn’t get any special tuning or revisions for the track and driver Marc Lieb was asked to stop after just three laps around the track when he attained the final quoted time.

Apparently, Porsche had underestimated the car as it had earlier quoted a time of 7:14. Powering the 2015 Porsche 918 Spider is a hybrid drivetrain that produces 887 hp through all four wheels. It has a price tag of $845,000 and is slated to go on sale in the U.S. in 2014.

Porsche has already received orders for about two-thirds of the 918 units that will be made. Hatz wouldn’t say what speed the 918 could reach around the Nurburgring track but he mentioned that the 918’s rear wing was in a fixed position during the run. This means that the car will meet its full potential with aerodynamic adjustments.

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