The production-spec Porsche 918 Spyder impressed us all when it managed to do a complete lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife in under seven minutes in the hands of Mark Lieb, on the morning of September 4.
However, when the German racing driver was called up by Drive.com.au just after the run took place, and aside from being thrilled about his 6:57 minute run, he was keen to point out that time for testing was short, and that with even more work lavished on fine tuning, it could be made even faster…
For their next attempt at the ‘Ring, perhaps they should ask some of the scientists working at the CERN particle accelerator to come in and carry out the necessary timing measurements, because if it does do any faster, it may spontaneously jump into another dimension (or the future?)…
On a more serious note, the slightly-heavy 918 has proved it’s a really track-capable machine with clearly stated potential for future improvement. Nevertheless, we can’t really judge it yet, until the other two hybrid hypercars each go around the German track and post their sub-7-minute (?) times.
Keep in mind that Porsche said their car will be faster than the two rivals, despite the numbers not being in its favor. Now, fill up on Mark Lieb’s complete statement, via the video posted just below.
By Andrei Nedelea