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Porsche 918 Spyder Sets 6:57 Nurburgring Record

The new champion of the Nurburgring is the Porsche 918 Spyder, setting a new fastest lap time on the Green Hell and laying claim to being the first production car to run a sub-seven minute lap.

Speaking today at the world premiere of the production 918 Spyder, Porsche racing legend Walter Rohrl confirmed the plug-in hybrid super sports car can lap the famed racetrack in just 6 minutes and 57 seconds.

That time is a full 15 seconds faster than the previous record, recorded by the Dodge Viper ACR. Two lap times below a 6:57 have been recorded by Radicals, though the cars are hardly production vehicles and aren’t street legal in certain markets (like North America).

The car that ran the record time isn’t a conventional 918 Spyder, but a limited edition, track oriented Weissach Package model. That particular car uses lightweight magnesium wheels which drop the car’s overall weight by 77 lbs. The option pack also includes six-point racing harnesses plus additional aerodynamics and a selection of colors inspired by legendary Porsche racing cars.

The optional Weissach package costs $84,000 bringing the 918 Spyder’s price up to $929,000.
See more photos from the Porsche 918 Spyder's Nurburgring Lap Time at AutoGuide.com
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