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Nordschliefe Record Smashed, Again!

Old 06-29-2018, 09:49 AM
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Porsche beats 35-year-old Nurburgring lap record

Porsche has smashed the Nurburgring-Nordschleife lap record after setting a 5:19.55 at the historic circuit with its 919 Hybrid Evo.

The previous lap record, set by Stefan Bellof in a Porsche 956 C, had stood for 35 years but was eclipsed by 51.58s on Thursday when Timo Bernhard hooked up a remarkable lap in the 919 Hybrid Evo. The car reached 230mph on the Döttinger Höhe straight but it was its speed through the circuit's 73 corners that beggared belief.

The 919 Hybrid Evo is a modified version of Porsche's most recent Le Mans prototype, which won the Le Mans 24-Hour race in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The same car beat Lewis Hamilton's qualifying lap record at Spa-Francorchamps earlier this year by 0.783s.
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Old 06-29-2018, 10:00 AM
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Holy shit.

I've driven that track..had to pack a lunch. Dam thing goes on forever in a street car, especially a rental car. Bucket list for ANY gearhead!!!
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Old 06-29-2018, 11:38 AM
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5:19.55?!
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Porsche...there is NO substitute!
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Porsche...there is NO substitute!
Top of the German pecking order...VW, Audi, BMW, Mercedes, PORSCHE!
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Top of the German pecking order...VW, Audi, BMW, Mercedes, PORSCHE!
May be true now but I wouldn't have traded my 88 911 for any of the above.
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May be true now but I wouldn't have traded my 88 911 for any of the above.
Why trade DOWN?
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I guess that is is what a true race car with 1,200 hp and 1,100 ft-lbs of torque (unconfirmed estimates) can do.
If you saw the lap - www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWZci9dUROM - the acceleration when the electric motors kick in (you can hear them whine) is crazy. If you look at the main straight, it redlines at 369 kph (229 mph) about 1/4 of the way down and the just stays at the rev limiter for the next 3/4 of the straight - it probably could easily have done 450+ kph (280 mph).
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I guess that is is what a true race car with 1,200 hp and 1,100 ft-lbs of torque (unconfirmed estimates) can do.
If you saw the lap - www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWZci9dUROM - the acceleration when the electric motors kick in (you can hear them whine) is crazy. If you look at the main straight, it redlines at 369 kph (229 mph) about 1/4 of the way down and the just stays at the rev limiter for the next 3/4 of the straight - it probably could easily have done 450+ kph (280 mph).
That track is so dam long it's difficult, if not impossible, to memorize it. That guy behind the wheel had his game ON! I didn't see any serious bobbles.
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Old 07-01-2018, 11:50 AM
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Amazing performance.

It did disturb me to read this:

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/fa...ap-time-claims

It is all kind of on the honor system.
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Amazing performance.

It did disturb me to read this:

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/fa...ap-time-claims

It is all kind of on the honor system.
I hold the record for stuffing a German Ford rental car around the track with 3 passengers and luggage!!!
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