Porsche shows off 918 Spyder lapping the Nordschleife

With Walter Rohrl behind the wheel
Oct 11, 2012

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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.

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