Video: Marc Lieb Says Porsche 918 can do Even Better Around Nurburgring
Marc Lieb is the one that drove the Porsche 918 Spyder to its record-setting lap around Nurburgring. With a lap time of 6:57, the 918 Spyder became the fastest road-going car in the world. However, according to Lieb, the new hybrid supercar can do even better than this.
There are some rumors that suggest the 918 Spyder fitted with racing slicks lapped Nurburgring in just 6:48 seconds (WorldCarFans), which would put it right on pace with the overall record-holding Radical SR8 LM. We are not very sure if this rumor has any truth behind it, but until Porsche from the above video, we can tell that Lieb certainly feels confident in saying the 918 would benefit greatly with some racing tires.
In this video (after the jump) coming from Drive.com.au Lieb explains why he thinks there is room for the 918 Spyder to improve its lap time.
Click past the jump to read more about the Porsche 918 Spyder and to see the video from Drive.
The 918 Spyder was unveiled in full-production form at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. The model features a hybrid powertrain that combines a 4.6-liter, V-8 engine with two electric motors. The V-8 engine delivers a total of 608 horsepower at 8,500 rpm and 530 Nm (391 foot-pounds) of torque, while the electric motor powering the rear axle adds a total of 154 horsepower and the one powering the front one a total of 127 horsepower.
With a combined output of 887 horsepower, the 918 Spyder can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds and can hit a top speed of 211 mph.