Porsche shows off 918 Spyder lapping the Nordschleife

With Walter Rohrl behind the wheel
Oct 11, 2012

TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - Porsche shows off 918 Spyder lapping Nurburgring’s Nordschleife

Last month, Porsche revealed that its 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid prototype had lapped the Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit at a brisk seven minutes and 14 seconds. Now, Porsche has released a video showing the car being put through its paces to set that time.

Sadly, the video doesn't show the hot lap with which the 918 Spyder set the aforementioned time. Instead, it's a montage of videos showing the car as it's being shaken down on the iconic course. As an added treat, two-time World Rally Champion Walter Rohrl shares his thought on what it's like to drive the car.

Though Porsche didn't reveal who was driving the 918 Spyder when it set the seven-minute, 14-second mark, we figure it was Rohrl since not only is he a senior test driver for Porsche, his familiarity of the track is also legendary.

Check out the video below to see what it's like to attack the Nurburgring's North Loop while maintaining an icy-cool demeanor.

 

If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here.

<>
WE RECOMMEND
MORE FROM THE SUMMIT MEDIA NETWORK
SPONSORED CONTENT
Close
© 2018 Top Gear Philippines
    • Quiz Results

      • TGP Rating
        --/20
        Engine
        --
        Power
        --
        Torque
        --
        Transmission
        --
        Fuel
        --
        1.8 E CVT
        Starts at P1,110,000
        TGP Rating:
        --/20
        Pros
        Light on amenities, Honda kept styling it long after it was done.
        Cons
        Light on amenities, Honda kept styling it long after it was done.
        Verdict
        Honda’s winningest combination comes when you opt for a six-speed manual transmission available in the Civic hatchback Sport, in which …
      • TGP Rating:
        /20

        Starts at ₱

        TGP Rating:
        /20
        Starts at ₱