On September 18th, in test drives on the Nurburgring Nordschleife, a Porsche 918 Spyder prototype turned in a lap time of just 07:14 minutes for the 20.6km-long circuit. The lap time of the Porsche 918 Spyder prototype is one of the best ever clocked for street-legal vehicles with standard production tyres.
The course was only available to the development team from Weissach for one lap, and it had to be started from a standstill. The plug-in hybrid super sports car with over 795hp was equipped with production tyres from development partner Michelin as well as the optional Weissach package, which integrates modifications that boost driving performance.
The news follows the reveal of leaked details of the production Porsche 918 Spyder over the past few days. The Porsche 918 Spyder will get a combustion engine and two independent electric motors – one on the front axle and one in the drive line, acting on the rear wheels. The engineering and design focus is centered on minimal fuel consumption and maximum performance. We are told that Porsche engineers have been impressed so far with the testing results.