54 5:19 - Porsche 919 sets new absolute Nürburgring lap record

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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

2m ago by FastestLaps
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Sonatine  1m 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  1m 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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F1Guy!!  1m ago

f1 will return to Spa on the 24th of august. That Porsche record will last till Q1 maybe even fp3.


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sroser  1m ago

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saxy  1m 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  1m 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  1m ago

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

 

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Tyrone1  1m ago

Well technically for road cars it still does...


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vmax  1m 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  1m ago @Tyrone1

Too bad it ain’t a production car.


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jeremy  1m ago @Tyrone1

Too bad it ain’t a production car.


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Sonatine  1m 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  1m ago @Sonatine

The Valkyrie will destroy all production records lol


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grotiare  1m ago @saxy

That thing is beyond hypercar


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Tyrone1  2w ago @Sonatine

It went round in 6.43 It is a stock car which is road legal and did it on road legal tyres. Just because it is not RECOGNIZED by the VW group, oops i meant the notaries, does not detract from the fact that it is the fastest road legal car on the Ring.

Inb4 the Senna posts sub 6.30


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BR2+  2w ago @Tyrone1

You forget WHY its not added, Stock car, road legal, legal tyres, Ha nothing to do with it.

And if you think the Senna is gonna go under 630, Your outta your mind


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Tyrone1  2w ago @BR2+

Front number plate or something? If i recall correctly.

Also Mclaren probably wont lap the Senna. Sport auto will probably lap one in 6:55-7:00 (if it is slower than the 6:58gt2 i will laugh) But it will be in reality between 6:25 and 6:35. All signs point to it.

Project One will perhaps do a 6:2X also and the valkyrie a 6:0X


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BR2+  2w ago @Tyrone1

The reason why is on here somewhere, P1 page maybe?

Anyway, where are the signs the Senna will get anywhere near 625?

And how on earth do you think a Project One will lap in the 6min flat range?..


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saxy  2w ago @Tyrone1

Project one won’t be faster than the Senna honestly. The Valkyrie will really depend on the tires because it’ll lose the most time in the slow corners which can be made up with stickier tires.


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saxy  2w ago @BR2+

I know right? The P1 LM did 6:43 didn’t it? How is a Senna going to be 18s faster? With slicks maybe sure.


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Tyrone1  2w ago @BR2+

Well for the moment its the fastest track car available by a long margin. You'll see once magazines get their hands on it.

I said 6.2X for the project One. I dont think it will lap in the 6 min flat.


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hostboy  2w ago @Tyrone1

False. McLaren Senna will be slower than Ford GT at the Nurburgring and the vir.


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Tyrone1  2w ago @hostboy

You wot boy? even a 720s is faster than a Ford GT


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hostboy  2w ago @Tyrone1

Not true at all. What you tease 1.5 seconds faster on the track then Senner and 5 seconds faster than 720


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Tyrone1  2w ago @hostboy

dude... lay off the meth...
Senna > 720s > Ford Gt for laptimes


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manone  2w ago @Tyrone1

what hostboy probably means is that if senna will be tested at nurburgring it will happen by sportauto's gang, von saurma and the likes and they will certainly manage a pathetic laptime. It is in their mission. Same goes for vir and american magazines.


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BR2+  2w ago @Tyrone1

You cant say its the fastest track car, Its ben tested on a single track, And the ring at that, Theres just too many variables to use the ring. Plus, i think, Its not an zctual Mckaren offering, I think, cant remember why but the reason is on here, Plus since there are only 5 i dont see it getting tested again, Hope not though.

And theres really no sign of any car lapping the ring, Senna, Project one, Valkyrie in any of those times None of those point to 625, or a 60x time, Other then a Senna, Nothing has been rebealed about, either, Power, weight, tires, brakes, price etc, They may lap in 550, Ive no idea ive git nuttin to go on, Plus they may never even lap them there, or even at all.

Slso, the GT and 720S have noth 1 win each on a track, So you cant say the 720>GT without saying the GT>720...You could use the figure 8, I dont on any its just a2 damn circles-_-


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BR2+  2w ago @saxy

People have lost there damn mind knowadaus with laptimes estimations, 640s was this year or last, Know people think yhe cars will be a shade over 6mins lol......


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BR2+  2w ago @manone

...You mean like Quattroroute too?...


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Tyrone1  2w ago @BR2+

Its not an exxagerated estimation, but it remains as you say an estimation.
Loooking at the Valkyrie logically it should lap like a bullet. Maybe 6.0X is a bit ambitious on street rubber, but i dont think it is that ridiculous to consider it. Maybe 6.10s or 6.20s.

As for the GT vs 720s only a blind fool would say the Ford GT is faster. The gt is faster by .2 seconds at that little go kart track the Grand tour call the Eboladrome. The 720s is 2 SECONDS faster around big willow despite the american bias. As soon as more laptimes are available you will see, the 720s will eat the GT alive...

Ford GT is an exciting car but it isnt in the same league as the 720s performance wise. Mclaren is faster, lighter, quicker, more powerful, brakes better, rides better and is an overall better package. If the GT had come out 3 years ago it would have been amazing. In 2018? Not so much.


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manone  2w ago @BR2+

lately, quattroruote has been one the fairest
magazines in track testing cars. Their problem is the track they
absurdely insist in using, which is a total joke.


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BR2+  2w ago @Tyrone1

Dunno how much it could or couldnt be exaggerated, We all just have estimations, Hell shite could do a 5:28, Dunno, Who knows. Question is though will they even be tested there.

We all know the Valkyrie will be fast, BUT, It is an Aston, ANd they dont care that much about lapping a track fast, Somewhat, But not like others, RedBull on the other hand, Know thats a different story, Who knows how that combination can be, But they have been putting out some pretty radical claims.

Also, I never said the GT was faster then the 720S, But i never said it was slower either, Again, Were basing this on 2 tracks, Both which have a win, Regardless of how faster it is on one track is meaningless, Most cars perform different on different tracks, Plus id like to not use bias as an excuse, Id like to think people are beyond that.(Think) And i also agree its the better package all together, Mostly because of that huge price difference, 290k vs 460k, Thats huge, Mc has more power n torque, Lighter, Better brakes(Although a few feet is just nit picking) And comfort is subject able, But overall a better package i agree, Better though? Dunno, Depends on the person, Id personally take a DBS SuperLeggera over any of them any damn day of the week.


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BR2+  2w ago @manone

Dunno who to call what, Id like to not believe in bias, But its there, Prolly, Cant prove it, But every country has some, Plain n simple.


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manone  2w ago @BR2+

you seem to be saying that every country's the same, as people are biased in favour of makers of their own country. This is
almost entirely true; however there is one noticeable exception, namely italians, who are essentially all nationalistic, but
not towards their own country. They are of others' countries...lol. They keep paying the price for their stupidity, each and every
day. In this respect, they
are a unique case worldwide, to my knowledge and experience.


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hostboy  2w ago @manone

L-mao Zedong, were all humans, we say sum weird ass things... we're the only species of mammal that converse on the net..


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BR2+  2w ago @manone

Thats because every country is the same, Theres isnt one noticeable exception, Everyone does it, Italians do it too, Same as everyone else, They may be different countrys, But bias is bias.


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manone  2w ago @BR2+

that is total crap. every country's population is different. That fact that everyone (with one exception) is nationalistic is
irrelevant. A population involved in a genocide is NOT the same as a population which is not. Germans are completely different from italians and they are different from spanish and french: sense of citizenship, obeying rules, driving discipline in particular are completely different in these countries.
Anybody, with at least one neuron in its brain, spending one week in Japan, India, France, US will find totally obvious the
difference in culture and behaviour in any instance, although they are all nationalistic.


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BR2+  2w ago @manone

Its not crap, Bias is bias, There may be different populations n what not, But were all humans, Simple fact. Genocide has zero to do with anything involved here, Zero, Bias, Plain and simple is bias, Theres no getting round that fact.


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Cahalin  2m 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  2m 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  2m ago

it's literally a race car


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manone  2m 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  2m 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+  2m ago

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

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


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hostboy  2m ago

Imagine what a top fuel draggy would do

 

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jeremy  2m ago

probably crash at the first corner


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manone  2m ago

"Imagine what a top fuel draggy would do"

ahahahahah, lol


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saxy  2m 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  2m 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  2m ago

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


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DDriver  2m 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  2m ago

Drag limited to sustained 367 and brief 369.


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saxy  2m 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  2m 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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