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Porsche are at it again - the retired 919 LMP1 race car comes out of retirement once again, this time at the esteemed Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit.

Nürburgring is best known for road car testing, but there have been race car laptime attempts and racing series running the same 20 km course - notably the 6:11 lap record by Stefan Bellof and Porsche 956C.

Today, 35 years later, it is another Le Mans Porsche to take the absolute lap record to new heights, probably never to beaten for another decade or three.

The 919 running at the Nürburgring was the same one-off unrestricted "EVO" variant, which Porsche specifically created for beating long established track records in places like Spa or Nürburgring.

In Spa the 919 EVO was up against much tougher competition - the current era Formula 1 cars, while the 20km Nürburgring Nordschleife is not considered "safe" for world's fastest racecars and the only competition was "ancient" Group C cars and large assortment of increasingly fast road legal supercars.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQmSUHhP3ug

3w ago by FastestLaps
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Sonatine  5h ago

Simply incredible. The 919 Hybrid Evo is currently the most impressive racecar on the planet. Porsche just destroyed Hamiltons world-record on Spa with a 1:41.71 min. lap and now they set the new world-record on the Nürburgring with 5:19.55 min.! Porsche simply knows how to do it.

 

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nometimes  2h ago

It is not a race car. It is a experiment. One F1 only without restrictions in the petrol engine make better times.


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sroser  5d ago

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saxy  1d ago

Those g numbers for the GT2 RS are definitely wrong. Common sense and the video easily verify that. There's no way the car is pulling 2.4g on a slow corner.


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manone  37m ago @saxy

not to mention the cornering speeds and g-values are not consistent, assuming the cars had the same trajectory.


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000000000  1w ago

where are the mclaren fangays now claiming that the lanzante p1 shit will claim the nurburgring record?

 

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Tyrone1  1w ago

Well technically for road cars it still does...


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vmax  1w ago

are you comparing an LMP1 car with no regulations with a road car. How can you be this dumb?


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jeremy  1d ago @Tyrone1

Too bad it ain’t a production car.


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jeremy  1d ago @Tyrone1

Too bad it ain’t a production car.


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Sonatine  4h ago @Tyrone1

@ Tyrone1: McLaren is not holding any Nürburgring record. The record of the Lanzante P1 LM was not official, there was not a single notary etc., so it's simply not a real record. And ~6:43 min. with 1000 HP and that weight is not that special, tbh. A 1470 kg heavy GT2 RS with 700 HP is just 4 seconds slower. A 1000 HP GT2 RS would easily do it in under 6:40 min.! But really interesting are going to be the Mercedes-AMG Project One and Aston Martin Valkyrie.


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saxy  2h ago @Sonatine

The Valkyrie will destroy all production records lol


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Cahalin  2w ago

"Bernhard wasn’t entirely sure why Porsche selected him to attempt the record for the most famous lap on earth when we spoke last night at a dinner Porsche arranged for the media, however, I’d imagine his five Nürburgring 24 Hours wins didn’t hurt."...."off the shelf test driver"!!! LOL


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General Castilla  3w ago

ooooh another por-shee video with their typical stock car and off the shelf test driver that has no clue about the cars features and the track, großartig!

https://fat.gfycat.com/AllExhaustedFoxterrier.gif

 

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jeremy  3w ago

it's literally a race car


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manone  3w ago @jeremy

"ooooh another por-shee video with their typical stock car and off the shelf test driver that has no clue about the cars features and the track, großartig!"

"it's literally a race car"

ahahahahah guys, i do not know which one is funnier, maybe the reply. ahahahaha


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General Castilla  3w ago @jeremy

aren't most of their 911s 'prototype' cars based on race car parts to set record lap times when their own driver is behind the wheels ? oh wait, the unknown tires and tight bucket seats are always used because of safety features, but the production car doesn't come with one lol

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bylzC6pk7O4/VFYRbS1OQaI/AAAAAAAAZAo/FHlyHnN8C1g/s1600/clippindonkey.gif


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BR2+  3w ago

Shites so fast it looks sped up. I could beat that......

In GranTurismo 5.....Barely.....-_-


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hostboy  3w ago

Imagine what a top fuel draggy would do

 

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jeremy  3w ago

probably crash at the first corner


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manone  3w ago

"Imagine what a top fuel draggy would do"

ahahahahah, lol


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saxy  3w ago

You can see that most of the lap he wasn’t even using the big battery boost. Once he did the acceleration would go crazy. Definitely had more to give but was taking it semi-safe

 

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FastestLaps  3w ago

I was about to write that Porsche's biggest challenge here was not speed, but safety and stability. Unlike Spa, where they really needed speed.


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manone  3w ago

you completely misunderstand the meaning of the "boost" gauge in this video.


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DDriver  3w ago @FastestLaps

Yeah, the car was toped out on the straight for a long time. Was Timo even watching the road flying around those bumps.

Was not expecting the Carousel would be taken using outside radious


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Fastedee  3w ago

Drag limited to sustained 367 and brief 369.


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saxy  3w ago @DDriver

It went from 260 to 360 like in no time, but yeah it makes perfect sense to use full battery boost at the beginning of the straight and then let that speed carry you through.
It’s faster to use the higher line around the carousel cuz more consistent aero.


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saxy  3w ago @Fastedee

For the ICE... if you got a long enough runway for it to reach 360kph first and THEN apply the 450hp electric boost, it would probably hit 400kph and then come back down again

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