A Porsche 918 Spyder has managed to set a new lap record, this time at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, in Australia, with Matthias Hoffsummer behind the wheel.
I’m pretty sure you all remember that the Porsche 918 Spyder used to be the fastest road legal supercar to lap the Nurburgring Nordschleife, that is until its crown was stolen, recently, by the SCG 003. Now, the Porsche 918 Spyder is being taken to yet another track, the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, in Australia, where it managed to set a record of 1:38:02. The supercar was driven by Matthias Hoffsummer, the Porsche 918 head instructor. The clip with the action can be seen below, right after the jump.
Porsche has pulled the wraps off the production 918 Spyder during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. This came as a rival for the Ferrari LaFerrari and for the McLaren P1. The model is the fastest and most powerful one to ever be produced by Porsche and speaking of production, you should know that only 918 units will ever see daylight. Power is being provided by a 4.6 liter V8 engine, with 608 HP (453 kW) and 528 Nm (389 lb-ft) of torque, backed up by two electric motors, generating an extra 279 HP (208 kW). The unit is connected to the PDK double clutch 7-speed transmission, which is sending the 887 HP (661 kW) and 1,275 Nm (940 lb-ft) of torque to the all-wheel drive system. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint is made in less than 3 seconds and top speed is 340 km/h (210 mph).