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Porsche obliterates the ‘Ring with the 919 Evo

July 02, 2018, 10:09 AM IST by Omkar Thakur
Porsche obliterates the ‘Ring with the 919 Evo

- Porsche 919 Evo holds the new lap-record at the Nordschleife – 5:19.55 minutes

- Breaks the previous record of 6:11.13 minutes

- 919 Evo is driven by Le Mans champion Timo Bernhard

The Nurburgring Nordschleife is the mecca of every car that wears the performance badge. From the Ferraris to the Koenigseggs, every one laps the 12.9-mile course hundreds of times to come up with the best of their track setups, thanks to the innumerable variations the course offers. Thirty five years ago, Porsche had recorded an unbelievable 6:11:13 when the legendary 956C flew through the ‘Ring, driven by F1-driver Stefan Bellof.

It´s 2018, and we have another Le Mans car that doesn’t have much on its calendar. So, the 919 Evo, the Le Mans winner, decided to hit the Nurburgring and the results are mind-bending. Driven by Le Mans-champion Timo Bernhard, the 919 Evo has gone almost a minute faster around the ‘Ring, clocking a neat 5:19:55 minute time, which obviously, has become the new world record for the ‘Ring.

It raced at an average speed of 234kmph through the course hitting a top whack of 368kmph. The 919 Evo is a pure-bred racecar and we are expecting more competition to vy for this record soon enough as the WEC is all-set to usher in more production cars to the racing series.

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