Porsche 918 - Record Nurburgring 6.57 - ONBOARD FULL RACE - THE BEST
Porsche 918 - Record Nurburgring 6.57 - As the first vehicle to boast
global road homologation, the Porsche 918 Spyder* has conquered the
20.6-kilometre lap around the Nürburgring Nordschleife in less than seven
minutes. Achieving a time of exactly six minutes and 57 seconds, the super
sportscar equipped with a hybrid drive shaved 14 seconds off the previous
record. Wolfgang Hatz, member of the Porsche AG Board of Management in
charge of Research and Development, had the following to say: "We promised
a great deal with the 918 Spyder, namely to redefine driving pleasure,
efficiency and performance. We have kept our word."
As is always the case with Porsche, the 918 Spyder is also leading the way
for future generations as the latest in the line of super sportscars. It is
currently making its global début at the International Motor Show (IAA).
With its unique spread, the model blends maximum driving dynamics with
minimal fuel consumption. By taking the Nürburgring record, the sportscar
is demonstrating the enormous potential that lies in Porsche's pioneering
plug-in hybrid concept, and is underpinning the leading role the company
enjoys when it comes to developing sporty hybrid vehicles. "The radical
hybridisation of the 918 Spyder from the very outset is what made this lap
record possible" says Dr. Frank Walliser, head of the 918 Spyder project.
"The lap time on the Nordschleife is and remains the toughest measure of a
super sportscar. Posting a time of 6.57 minutes, we achieved a result of
which everyone in the development team and at Porsche as a whole is rightly
The record, which was previously held for four years, was even broken
during the first attempt in the test drive on the morning of September 4.
All three drivers -- Former European Rally Champion Walter Röhrl, Porsche
test driver Timo Kluck and Porsche factory driver Marc Lieb -- were quicker
than the existing record with each lap driving the two 918 Spyder models
used, and posted lap times of less than seven minutes on numerous
occasions. Ultimately, it was Marc Lieb who posted the absolute best time
of 6.57 minutes, driving at an average speed of 179.5 km/h, as measured by
Wige Solutions. Marcus Schurig, editor-in-chief of sportscar magazine
"sport auto", was on hand as an objective observer of the record-breaking
runs. The two sportscars, which deliver an output of 887 bhp (652 kW), were
equipped with the optional "Weissach package" to increase the driving
dynamics, and lead out on the standard Michelin tyres developed
specifically for the 918 Spyder.
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Idiot drives to Nürburgring in the snow with his E36 BMW 328i
The idiot is me. ;) Read more here:
People told me I was an idiot for wanting to drive my track car in the
snow. Here I've fitted the original 15" alloys with 195/60-15 Kleber
Kristalp mud and snow tyres. 1000ft up via hairpins and forest roads, with
a massive grin on my face.
A hell of a ride at the Nordschleife.
Liri Farfus followed countless races closely, always hoping her husband
puts in a great result, coming home without a scratch. However, she wants
to experience a lap of the Nordschleife by herself - and joined Augusto as
a co-driver in the "Green Hell". Was it a very good idea, watch this video
and find out.
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Nordschleife / Accident / Safety
One lap on the Nordschleife and some safety tips. Please read the tips in
the end or below. Thanks !
Take it easy. Don't go too fast. This applies especially to the more
experienced track drivers and racers. You might know how fast you can go
around a corner, but first you have to know EXACTLY what the corner is.
Race drivers often have the worst crashes as they enter a corner on the
limit, only to find the corner turns the OTHER way and they have nothing in
Stick to the right! The rules for overtaking on public driving are very
simple. Overtake on the left. Go slow on the right. This is regardless of
which direction the curve is taking you. If you're on the right-hand side
and doing your own speed, you don't even have to worry about who's behind
Check your mirrors. If checking the mirrors is becoming too difficult for
you, then you're going too fast! Go back to the previous point in this list
and stick to the right...
Don't race. The easiest way to crash is to try and keep up with, or stay
ahead of another car.
Don't time. There's no reason to time your laps when you're on your first
100 or so. You'll only be disappointed!
Edit Sept. 2012:
Some people think I'm approaching too fast for the driver Flugplatz over
the hill toward Schwedencreuz. It is an opinion I respect. I am of the
opinion that the driver was seen myself in the mirror when I got out of the
second right hand corner at Flugplatz, as they have a responsibility to do
when faster vehicles / bikes is
closing. Notwithstanding, some of my intent with the video to show that one
can not "rely" on those who are ahead of you. I have been in countless
situations where a driver of so called "fast" cars are not aware of what
comes from behind, because they believe that they are among the fastest.
Even when I'm running a BTG round at 8 min. I have a certain focus on
what's happening behind me. As It should also be expected that one running
9-12 min. also should have had. If this is too much, you should keep to the
right with the flashers on.
I assume that those who speak out actually know the Nürburgring in
(Playstation heroes do not count) If not, it is virtually impossible for me
to bring up my point. Stay safe, and remember to keep an eye in the mirror
Learning the Nürburgring in a Porsche 911 - XCAR
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The Porsche 911 is a very capable car. The Nürburgring is a very scary
track. Alex Goy is not a very capable track driver. Those three statements
are both true and connected...
In the summer of 2012 we had a phone call offering every petrolhead's dream
-- two days of professional training around the 'Ring in a shiny new
Porsche 911 Carrera S. To make things nice and complicated I challenged
myself to do a solo lap of the Nordschleife in less than ten minutes after
the instruction was over. An easy task for a pro, but not for someone who
errs on the cautious side of driving like me.
The Nürburgring is widely regarded as one of the most fearsome roads in
the world. It's very long, has over 140 corners and takes decades of
practise to learn. Many lives have been lost on the 'Ring and countless
cars have lost a fight against the miles of Armco that hems the tarmac.
Having only ever attempted the Nordschleife in the virtual world before I
was understandably nervous. I was crap at it online, how would I be any
good in the real world?
I was there for Sport Auto's Perfecktions Training as a guest of Porsche.
It was an ideal opportunity to have a crack at the legend... in a legend.
My steed was a Porsche 911 Carrera S -- 400bhp of rear-engined, RWD fun.
The new 911 is a brilliant car, it's nowhere near as lairy as your mates in
the pub would have you believe. Yes, the weight is at the back and if you
turn all the traction toys off you could end up oversteering into a hedge.
However, thanks to Porsche PASM (Porsche Active Stability Management)
system it's perfectly safe in the hands of a moron. So perfect for a 'Ring
Rookie like me.
My instructor was the wonderfully unhinged Christian Menzel. He's a rather
talented racing driver and something of a 'Ring expert - the ideal person
to teach me how to shuffle around it properly.
My first lap was a nervous one -- the tales of crashed cars and lost lives
fresh in my mind as I built my confidence, learnt how much of my overly
enthusiastic inputs the car could take and began to recognise corners I'd
previously overrun on Gran Turismo.
As with most things the key to improvement is practise -- in this case
endlessly lapping the course, going faster each time and keeping an eye out for
silly mistakes. While my confidence was certainly building I still didn't
want to fall off.
As 'go time' loomed nearer I was getting better and better. So much so that
I decided to take a breather and have a ride with a true Ring Meister:
Walter Röhrl. A motoring legend and a bona fide celeb at the 'Ring, Walter
showed me what can truly be done when you have actual talent. His 911 GT2
RS was terrifyingly fast, his reactions faster. Röhrl passed cars with inches to
spare, raising a cheery hand off the wheel to thank them as he sped by.
Still, my time to shine (or die) came and Christian had one sterling piece
of advice for me: "Just bring my baby home".
As I passed under the bridge I flipped the switch on the 911's built-in
stopwatch and we were off.
I'd spent two days learning the circuit, taking in the camber changes,
elevation differences, sight lines, changes of light, different corners,
braking points and I was finally on my own.
While I hadn't memorised each corner, I vaguely knew what was going to come
next. Without a lead car ahead of me I had no idea whether I was taking the
right line or even going fast enough -- I'd timed a few of our laps before
and saw we'd managed some low-nine minute runs. That, however, was with
Christian up front. Could I manage to get anywhere close? I'd done a fast
lap before, countless times actually, but never alone,
One thing was clear -- I was far more relaxed than I had been at the start.
My first lap saw me more tightly sprung than a jack-in-the-box with anger
management issues, now I was calmer with the controls and could anticipate
what was coming.
As the miles tumbled I was worried I wouldn't make it -- I couldn't glance
down at the clock as I was too busy not falling off the circuit...
As the finishing gantry came into view a quick look at the timer showed
that I'd made it with time to spare -- 09:37. Not bad.
The Nürburgring is one of those 'life list' things that many want to do
but few ever will. I left the 'Ring with more confidence and a healthy
feeling that I'd risen to a challenge. I'd taken on the Nürburgring and
not been bitten in the arse.
Next step... nine minutes.
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