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Porsche 919 Evo Nurburgring Record in Progress: Sets 5:19 Lap Time

Porsche 919 Evo Nurburgring Record in Progress: Sets 5:19 Lap Time”

And this is how Porsche views its adventure: "With this achievement, the two-times Le Mans victor and reigning World Endurance Champion has beaten the lap record on the revered 20.8 kilometre long German race circuit that stood for 35 years". The new record is a minute quicker than the 3 decade old all time record set by Stefan Bellof in the Porsche 956C in 1983. Back then the track was longer by 200 meters, nonetheless, the new time will likely remain unbeaten for a long time to come.

In light of its achievement in Belgium and Germany, we wouldn't be surprised to see the 919 Evo embark on a global lap-record offensive, heading to other tracks where it has previous in the WEC, such as Le Mans, Silverstone and Fuji.

Porsche will release the on-board video of the all-time lap record later today, so stay tuned and prepare to have your jaw dropped to the ground. The 991.2 GT3 RS comes a close third with a time of 6:56.4 minutes.

The two-times Le Mans victor and reigning World Endurance Champion has beaten the lap record on the revered 20.8km long German race circuit that stood for 35 years.

Porsche had a small window within which to set the fastest lap possible with temperatures proving a critical factor, hence they had to make haste in the cooler, morning conditions.

This wouldn't be enough for the German and the Porsche team as they would go out for another run, this time beating its own record with a time almost five seconds quicker of 5:19:546, with an average speed of 145.68mph over the 12.93 mile circuit. The hybrid system captures energy from the front brakes and the exhaust system, storing it in a lithium-ion battery.

Porsche driver Timo Bernhard beats the six-minute mark behind the wheel of a 919 Hybrid Evo at the "Green Hell".

Oh, and let's not forget that the 919 Evo has already broken Lewis Hamilton's Spa Francorchamps F1 record with Porsche works driver Neel Jani behind the wheel.



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