Video: Porsche 918 Spyder Sets New Nurburgring Lap Record

It’s been three years since the Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid first broke cover, and Porsche has finally put the production model of the million-dollar machine on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Along with the production debut of this 94 mpg, 887 horsepower hybrid hypercar, Porsche announced that a few days ago the 918 Spyder set a new lap record at the famed Nurburgring.

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Video: Turbodiesel Van Sets New Nurburgring Record

Setting a record around the ‘Ring is the goal over just about every driver and automaker, though it isn’t just cars that can set a record around the Green Hell. Revo, a Volkswagen tuner, tweaked the 2.0 liter turbodiesel in a VW T5 delivery van and then took to the ‘Ring to break a record set by a Top Gear presenter.

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Update: Street-Legal ERA Shaves 57 sec. Off EV 'Ring Record

Two months ago, the Finnish electric ERA set a record for the fastest street-legal EV around the Nurburgring, clocking in at 9 minutes 40 seconds. It has set a new record, covering the 13 miles in just 8 minutes 43 seconds and reaching a top speed of 148 mph – 57 seconds faster than it was last August.

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