Porsche 918 Spyder laps the 'Ring in 6:57
Porsche 918 debuts in Frankfurt and drops the gauntlet.
The stunning Porsche 918 Spyder was revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show on Tuesday. The near million-dollar car has a price that's four and a half times higher than the Porsche 911 Turbo S. It was built to battle the new crop of supercars including the Ferrari LaFerrari and McLaren P1.
Well, the Zuffenhausen bruiser sent the first volley by dropping a Nürburgring lap time of just 6 minutes and 57 seconds. Porsche says that shaved 14 seconds off the previous record for a street-legal automobile and 17 seconds off its run from last September. The driver was Marc Lieb.
That lap time puts it 2 seconds behind the Radical SR8 and 9 seconds behind the SR8 LM for the fastest production car lap around the 'Ring -- according to the Wikipedia entry on the subject -- and about 15 seconds ahead of the Gumpert Apollo and 2010 Dodge Viper ACR.
The 887-hp supercar was equipped with the optional “Weissach Package” that sheds some interior amenities and adds some lightweight carbon-fiber parts, magnesium wheels, flame-resistant upholstery, racing belts and aerodynamic aids for buyers who hope to be on the racetrack more than the road.
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I will wait to get mine on the next Forza...
it is a lot safer that way. as well as cheaper..
" how fast does it go "
Doesn't matter, it's out of my price range anyway.
And your reaction the first time the kids spill a grape cool-aid drink in the backseat??????
If you don't settle down and quit fighting, I will pull this car over and .......
Engine: 4.6-litre V8, 600bhp @ 8600rpm, 390lb ft @ 6600rpm. Engine @ 9150rpm
Hybrid module: lithium-ion batteries, electric motors, 154bhp
Total power: 875bhp
Transmission: Seven-speed dual-clutch, (electric motor drives fronts, motor and engine drive rears)
Top speed: 211mph
MPG (combined): 85.6mpg
Electric-only driving range/top speed: 18 miles/93mph
Battery charge time: four hours (25mins with optional Porsche Speed Charging Station)
Weight: 1675kg (unladen), Weissach package cuts 35kg from kerbweight
Price: €781,155 (£661,000), without Weissach package / €853,155 (£720,400) with Weissach package
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