Porsche 918 Spyder laptime at Nürburgring Nordschleife

2013 Porsche 918 Spyder completed a lap of Nürburgring Nordschleife in 6 minutes and 57 seconds.

Track Nürburgring Nordschleife
Type flying start
Vehicle Porsche 918 Spyder
Power / weight 887 ps / 1640 kg
Driver Marc Lieb
Time 6:57.000
Average speed 178 kph (111 mph)
Notes Weissach-Package http://www.auto.it/2013/09/10/porsche-918-spyder-supercar-da-pole-position-video-e-foto/14653/
Submitted 10.09.2013 by autoit
Reference Auto http://www.auto.it/2013/09/10/porsche-918-spyder-supercar-da-pole-position-video-e-foto/14653/
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saxy  2y  

Preproduction vehicles are slower, it's been shown and said many times of this car. Firstly that the electric engines used turn off at 146mph now turn off at 165mph. Secondly is that the recharge is also better than before, as you see when Horst drove around the ring, he had nearly full batteries at the end of the back straight, while Marc in the preproduction ran out at the beginning of the straight. Horst managed 200mph while Marc couldn't event hit 185


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Westwood  2y  

Some 918 owner put the car on the north ring and it was seconds faster than the 6'57''

it was 6'4x" or something. So this non-stock lap time is actually, slower than the stock cars'


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BR2+  2y  

What are you going on about now?


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sroser  2y  

Non-standard wheels as well as roof:

S7-Porsche-montre-sa-918-Spyder-de-serie

Porsche-918-Spyder-prototype.jpg


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Fangio Man  2y  

@sroser
You can delete them by yourself by clicking the "Edit" button. Just erase the text of it and submit. ;)


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sroser  2y  

And a delete for double posts. ;)


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sroser  2y  

@fastestlaps - Maybe we also need a facility for adding tracks as well as track times.


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sroser  2y  

@fastestlaps - Maybe we also need a facility for adding tracks as well as track times.


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lafars  2y  

sorry saxy, i was going to upvote yor comment but i didn't pay enough attention and accedentily downvoted it

@fastestlaps

maybe you should add an undo rating button


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sroser  2y  

That's incorrect I'm afraid, Porsche also say 165mph or 265kph. Please stop spamming the site with false information saxo.

http://904.porsche.com/microsite/918/international.aspx?ws=1#

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saxy  2y  

WTF is with people thinking I make up random things and make up some random numbers? It's hilarious.

I'm just surprised Autocar didn't ask Porsche about it, because they were like "why does the acceleration drop out so much after 150mph... " but let me guess, was it cuz they just gave them the keys and didn't have technicians to explain to them?

"at 165mph the front motor is decoupled entirely to avoid over-speeding it. In other words, at high speed the 918 is RWD only." -Top gear

"front electric motor with gearbox for driving the front wheels (decouple from 146mph)"
-Porsche


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sroser  2y  

@BR2+ - And a completely different fixed roof, with no upholstery, no sun visors and no light above the mirror.

@saxy - That's complete BS wrt the front electric motor disconnecting at a slower speed on the 'ring lap. The 918 is only quicker than the P1 from 0-30mph because of the AWD, same reason it's faster out of hairpins (plus stickier tyres). Looking at MT and Car and Driver's data, the P1 is a whole second faster from 60-150mph, 7.2s vs 8.3s.

http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/exotic/1403_mclaren_p1_how_i_set_the_motor_trend_production_car_record/
http://www.caranddriver.com/features/the-2015-porsche-918-spyder-is-the-quickest-road-car-in-the-world-feature-performance-data-and-complete-specs-page-2


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saxy  2y  

The front motors disconnect after 165mph on the 918, but apparently the prototype that did this lap was a bit conservative and decoupled at 200kph. There's more speed in the car now.

However this does explain why the car is so much slower from 250+kph than the P1


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BR2+  2y  

Of course theres acceptable non stock parts.

That picture really doesnt show anything other than a different mirror.


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sroser  2y  

All companies fit telemetry when testing, it's the same for everybody. A non-stock roof is non-stock, there is no debate, and no such thing as acceptable non-stock parts. The time is void.


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saxy  2y  

Oh god, it's also go a Panasonic computer ad. That must mean it's not stock too.


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sroser  2y  

The visors are missing and the console stub/light at the top of the rear view mirror is also missing. Porsche claim the 'fixed roof' was fitted for safety reasons, so they do not deny that the roof was non-stock. Hence this cannot be considered a stock lap time. Upholstery also seems to be missing around the vertical pillars and roof underside.

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Shaggy  3y  

Freaking Fast!


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196ss  3y  

"You know magnesium is highly flammable right?"
Do you people really think that the wheels are made of pure magnesium?
With the same success they could make them out of plasticine.
Pure Magnesium - soft and malleable metal, that ignites in air at temperatures above 600 degrees C.
Magnesium alloys are light, strength and resistant to high temperatures, which makes them suitable for use in the aerospace and automotive industries.


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Piorun  3y  

VW AG business strategy is based on options. They earn more on overpriced options than on car itself. And its on their each car from VW UP! to 918.

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