Porsche 918 Spyder Sets Track Record At Nurburgring [Video]

The Porsche 918 Spyder made its debut at the Frankfut Motor Show this week, and it’s already breaking records. Porsche announced today that the new Spyder clocked the fastest time ever for a production car at the Nurburgring track.

According to a press release, the Porsche 918 Spyder destroyed the Nurburgring record for a production car. The Spyder finished the 12.8 mile circuit in less than seven minutes, shaving 14 seconds off of the previous record.

Porsche said:

“The Porsche 918 Spyder has conquered the 12.8-mile (20.6-kilometer) lap around the Nurburgring Nordschleife in less than seven minutes. Achieving a time of six minutes and 57 seconds, the super sports car equipped with a hybrid drive shaved 14 seconds off the previous Nurburgring record for a street-legal automobile, and 17 seconds from its run last September.”

Jalopnik notes that the Porsche 918 Spyder achieved an average speed of 111.5 mph during its record setting lap. But since most drivers won’t get the chance to ride the ring, here are some other stats that Porsche has been bragging about during the Frankfurt Motor Show.

  • The car can go from 0 to 62 in 2.8 seconds.
  • While running in pure electric mode, the car will hit 62 mph in under seven seconds.
  • Using both gas and electic, the Porsche 918 Spyder will climb to 186 mph in 22 seconds.

The Spyder’s speed is indeed impressive but it isn’t the only thing to applaud about the new Porsche. The hybrid sports car will also get close to 90 mpg.