A look at Porsche’s record-breaking Nurburgring run

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Porsche 918 Spyder
Following on from Porsche’s 6:57 lap of the Nurburgring, tyre company Michelin has released a behind-the-scenes video of the event with interviews from the car’s project manager Frank Walliser, Michelin’s Cornelis Ter Braakm, Walter Rohrl and the driver who recorded that sub-seven second time, Marc Leib.

Running on specially manufactured Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, the 918 Spyder uses a 453 kW (608 hp) 4.6-litre V8 engine backed up by a hybrid module at the rear along with a electric motor powering the front wheels. When using electric power alone, top speed is 150 km/h (93 mph) with a range of 25 kilometres achievable – depending on driving style but, with the full 661 kW (887 hp) a its disposal, 100 km/h appears in 2.8 seconds and 200 km/h in 7.9s, while top speed is 340 km/h (211 mph).

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