20 Sep 2012

Porsche 918 Spyder sets Porsche's fastest ever lap of the Nürburgring

Porsche have just completed initial testing of their 918 Spyder at the Nürburgring Nordschleife and have reported a lap time of 7 minutes 14 seconds of the 12.8 mile circuit.  This is the fastest ever time set by a production Porsche and is the fifth fastest lap of the Nürburgring ever set in a production car.  The 918 Spyder was equipped with production Michelin tyres.

It is also the fastest ever lap of the Nürburgring in a production hybrid.

The Porsche 918 Spyder has electric motors which drive the front and rear axles and a 770bhp 4.6 litre V8 driving just the rear wheels.

Porsche had previously stated that their target lap time was 7 minutes 22 seconds.

The top ten fastest times by production cars at the Nürburgring are:


  1. 6:48 - Radical SR8 LM
  2. 6:55 - Radical SR8
  3. 7:11.57 - Gumpert Apollo Sport
  4. 7:12.13 - Dodge Viper ACR
  5. 7:14 - Porsche 918 Spyder
  6. 7:14.64 - Lexus LFA Nurburgring Package
  7. 7:14.89 - Donkervoort D8 RS
  8. 7:18 - Porsche 911 GT2 RS
  9. 7:18.1 - Donkervoort D8 RS
  10. 7:19.63 - Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1