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Christopher Bruce2012-10-09 12:28:11

Porsche Releases First Video of 918 at Nürburgring

The 918 is set to go one sale Septmeber 11, 2013

PorschePorschePorscheGermany, 1931 > present43 models
4654 photos
29 videos
has released the first video confirming the 918918 SpyderPorsche 918 SpyderGermany, 2013 > present12 photos
prototypes 7:14 lap time around the Nürburgring. 

On September 18, Porsche says that one of its test drivers took the 918 prototype around one timed lap of the Nürburgring to see what the car was capable of. In case the car did exceptionally well, it was fitted with cameras to record the event. 

Until now, the only proof of the event was a few photos that Porsche released. Today, it released a video showing portions of the car's lap. Keep in mind that the car shown is still a prototype riding on Michelin street tires. Porsche says that it is still improving on the car and aiming to lower the time even more. 

The 7:14 lap time makes the 918 prototype as fast as a Lexus LFA with the Nürburgring packageLFA Nürburgring PackageLexus LFA Nürburgring Pa...Japan, 2011 > present3 photos
around the track. The next two confirmed fastest cars are the Dodge Viper ACRViper SRT10 ACRDodge Viper SRT10 ACRUnited States of America, 2007 > present3 photos
at 7:12.13 and Gumpert ApolloApolloGumpert ApolloGermany, 2005 > present2 photos
at 7:11.57.

We have been in contact with Porsche inquiring whether it plans to release a video of the full lap. 

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PorschePorsche
918 Spyder Gen.1918 Spyder Gen.1
918 Spyder918 Spyder
Engine
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Battery Type
Lithium-ion
Top Speed
214 mph
Transmission
7, Double Clutch
Maximum power
608 hp @ 8700 rpm
Type
Roadster
Fuel
Electric / Petrol
Range
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price
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annual ownership cost
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