The Porsche 918 Spyder: Plug-in Hybrid Supercar Sets a Nürburgring Record

Absolutely nobody should still believe hybrid cars are all slow and ugly. If the La Ferrari did not convince the public that hybrids can be incredible performers, the Porsche 918 Spyder should leave no doubters. Recently the exotic, plug-in hybrid supercar took just six minutes and fifty-seven seconds to set a new lap record at the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife. The record time around the 12.8-mile German racetrack is the fastest ever

recorded by a production car that is street legal across the entire world.


It's common practice for automakers to test the performance abilities of their vehicles on the track, which features a number of different challenges that push any car toward its limits. Interestingly enough, the previous record was held by the Porsche 918 Spyder, at seven minutes and fourteen seconds. The fact that Porsche keeps

pushing the limit on the Nürburgring is a sign of the company's performance prowess.  


The record breaking run on the Nurburgring took place on September 4. Porsche showed up to the legendary track with two 918 Spyders, and the supercars were piloted by three test drivers: Marc Lieb, a Porsche factory driver; Walter Röhrl, a former European Rally Champion;

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