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Porsche’s 918 laps the ‘Ring in 7:14

  1. We heard that Porsche were lapping Germany’s financially unstable race track a couple of months ago, and now we know the fruits of their labor: 7 minutes, 14 seconds.

    Equipped with street-legal tyres and the optional Weissach Package (which is believed to include front canards, six-point harnesses, a bit more lightness and various other deleted bits) the 784bhp hybrid hypercar lapped James’ favourite test track as fast as a Nürburgring Edition Lexus LFA. But compared to its predecessor, the Carrera GT, which lapped the track in 2004, it’s 18 seconds quicker. Which is a lot. And a monster step in the right direction.

    We haven’t seen any footage yet, but when we do we’ll update the story.

    So dot commers, are hybrid hypercars the way forward?

  2. We heard that Porsche were lapping Germany’s financially unstable race track a couple of months ago, and now we know the fruits of their labor: 7 minutes, 14 seconds.

    Equipped with street-legal tyres and the optional Weissach Package (which is believed to include front canards, six-point harnesses, a bit more lightness and various other deleted bits) the 784bhp hybrid hypercar lapped James’ favourite test track as fast as a Nürburgring Edition Lexus LFA. But compared to its predecessor, the Carrera GT, which lapped the track in 2004, it’s 18 seconds quicker. Which is a lot. And a monster step in the right direction.

    We haven’t seen any footage yet, but when we do we’ll update the story.

    So dot commers, are hybrid hypercars the way forward?

  3. We heard that Porsche were lapping Germany’s financially unstable race track a couple of months ago, and now we know the fruits of their labor: 7 minutes, 14 seconds.

    Equipped with street-legal tyres and the optional Weissach Package (which is believed to include front canards, six-point harnesses, a bit more lightness and various other deleted bits) the 784bhp hybrid hypercar lapped James’ favourite test track as fast as a Nürburgring Edition Lexus LFA. But compared to its predecessor, the Carrera GT, which lapped the track in 2004, it’s 18 seconds quicker. Which is a lot. And a monster step in the right direction.

    We haven’t seen any footage yet, but when we do we’ll update the story.

    So dot commers, are hybrid hypercars the way forward?

  4. We heard that Porsche were lapping Germany’s financially unstable race track a couple of months ago, and now we know the fruits of their labor: 7 minutes, 14 seconds.

    Equipped with street-legal tyres and the optional Weissach Package (which is believed to include front canards, six-point harnesses, a bit more lightness and various other deleted bits) the 784bhp hybrid hypercar lapped James’ favourite test track as fast as a Nürburgring Edition Lexus LFA. But compared to its predecessor, the Carrera GT, which lapped the track in 2004, it’s 18 seconds quicker. Which is a lot. And a monster step in the right direction.

    We haven’t seen any footage yet, but when we do we’ll update the story.

    So dot commers, are hybrid hypercars the way forward?

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