The brand new Porsche 918 Spyder has recently taken a lap around the Nurburgring and the time set by the hybrid supercar, with Marc Lieb behind the wheel, stood at 6.57 seconds.
The final production version of the Porsche 918 Spyder has been officially presented to the public, a couple of days ago, during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, in a world premiere, but the model is being placed into the spotlights once again, this time with the help of a video. The footage posted below is showing Porsche factory race driver Marc Lieb behind the wheel in a 918 Spyder, taking a lap around the Nurburging. The record has been achieved on the 4th of September and saw the German supercar sprint on the track in just 6 minutes and 57 seconds.
The Porsche 918 Spyder is powered by a 4.6 liter V8 naturally aspirated gasoline engine, backed up by two electric motors on each axle, producing a total output of 887 HP (652 kW) and a peak torque varying between 917 Nm (676 lb-ft) and 1,289 Nm (944 lb-ft), depending on the gear ratio. The powertrain is mated to a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission, which is sending power to the all-wheel drive. The 0 to 100 km/h sprint takes 2.8 seconds and top speed stands at 345 km/h (214 mph).