The Porsche 918 Spyder has managed to set an official lap time of 7 minutes 14 seconds at the Nürburgring (Nordschleife).
Porsche’s highly anticipated 918 Spyder supercar has managed to set an official lap time of 7 minutes 14 seconds at the Nürburgring (Nordschleife). They did this during an official session of tests with a bunch of prototypes that came with what we’ll be an optional feature called “Weissach package” for the production model. We don’t know who drove the car but we can tell you that it was fitted with regular Michelin road tires.
As far as that optional package is concerned, there aren’t any confirmed details but various reports are indicating that it will include six-point harnesses, better brakes and also some weight-saving measures so most likely the air conditioning system and the stereo system will be removed.
Set to enter production exactly one year from now, the car will most likely get a V8 4.6-liter engine with two electric motors. The combined power output is expected to be somewhere around 759 hp (566 kW) which will allow the 918 Spyder to perform the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in under 3 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 202 mph (325 km/h).