Auto Trader brought you the story
of how we infiltrated Porsche’s top
secret base in the desert of Dubai
(near Outlet Mall) a few issues ago.
There we found the prototype of the
918 Spyder and possibly the future of Porsche
overall. That car has now broken cover for test
drives on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife.
Spies at the track report a 795+ hp Porsche
hybrid super sports car turned in a remarkable
best time of just 07:14 minutes for the 20.6 km
long circuit. One year before its production launch,
the lap time of the Porsche 918 Spyder prototype
is one of the best ever clocked for street-legal
vehicles with standard production tyres.
What is more remarkable is that the course
was only available to the development team from
Weissach for one lap.