If you do not have to adhere to the racing rules, the sky is at its limit, and Porsche has built a hellish rocket ship.
The Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo, based on its Le Mans prototype racer, shattered the whole lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife on Friday. His one-lap time of 5: 19.55 beat the previous record by a staggering 51.58 seconds, 35 years ago in a Porsche 956 C.
Wrestling the car through every 12.94 mile track was Timo Bernhard five-time winner of the Nürburgring 24-hour race and two-time overall winner at Le Mans. In some contexts, this lap was about 90 seconds faster than the production car record holder, the.
The 919 Hybrid Evo is basically an uncorked version of the prototype that Porsche took to Le Mans in 2017. Without keeping regulations, Porsche turned the wick – its net output of 1,160 horsepower is split between its four-cylinder gas engine (720 hp) and its electric motors (440 hp). The hybrid system captures the energy from the front brakes and the exhaust system and stores them in a lithium-ion battery.
The aerodynamics are as advanced as possible. Both the front diffuser and the rear wing are equipped with a drag reduction system, and this car consumes 53 percent more downforce compared to the regulated 919. The whole Shebang weighs only 1,871 pounds, about 500 pounds lighter than a.
This lap time was Porsche's last goal for its unbreakable prototype. Earlier this year, the same car drove in less time on the Circuit of Spa Francorchamps than the fastest modern Formula One car, which is absolutely crazy.