Porsche beat 'unbeatable' Nurburgring Lap Record

Do you remember that unbeatable Nurburgring lap record that Porsche set with the Porsche 956 C in 1983? Well, Porsche have revisited the Nurburgring-Nordschleife with their incredible Porsche 919 Tribute and destroyed that old record by the best part of an entire minute.

Pretty unbelievable, right? Porsche’s unrestricted 919 Tribute LMP1 racer managed to set an outrageously fast time of 5 minutes and 19.55 seconds; that’s 52 seconds faster than Stefan Bellof’s 6:11.13 minutes record that has been titled ‘unbeatable’ for the last 35 years.

Sitting behind the wheel for this sensational lap was Le Mans winner and Porsche World Endurance Championship driver, Timo Bernhard. With multiple wins behind the wheel of Porsche’s Le Mans Prototypes already under his belt, he certainly seems like he was the logical choice when it came to such an attempt.

Of course, the star of the show was once again Porsche’s incredible 919 Hybrid Evo – an unrestricted version of their Le Mans winning Porsche 919 LMP1 car that no longer has to play by any World Endurance Championship regulations.

Free of any rules, this demonstration of what is truly possible in the world of Le Mans prototypes boasts around 1200bhp, 50% more downforce and is officially faster than an F1 car in full qualifying trim (as proven by the Spa-Francorchamps lap record it set in April).

The second record to broken by the 919 Hybrid Evo during its ‘Porsche 919 Tribute tour’, this is surely a very large gem in Porsche’s crown – it’s not every day that someone manages to beat something deemed ‘unbeatable’ by such a margin.

Sitting behind the wheel for this sensational lap was Le Mans winner and Porsche World Endurance Championship driver, Timo Bernhard. With multiple wins behind the wheel of Porsche’s Le Mans Prototypes already under his belt, he certainly seems like he was the logical choice when it came to such an attempt.

Of course, the star of the show was once again Porsche’s incredible 919 Hybrid Evo – an unrestricted version of their Le Mans winning Porsche 919 LMP1 car that no longer has to play by any World Endurance Championship regulations.

Free of any rules, this demonstration of what is truly possible in the world of Le Mans prototypes boasts around 1200bhp, 50% more downforce and is officially faster than an F1 car in full qualifying trim (as proven by the Spa-Francorchamps lap record it set in April).

The second record to broken by the 919 Hybrid Evo during its ‘Porsche 919 Tribute tour’, this is surely a very large gem in Porsche’s crown – it’s not every day that someone manages to beat something deemed ‘unbeatable’ by such a margin.

If you’d like to see the 919 Hybrid Evo in person, the next stop on its tour will be the Goodwood Festival of Speed from 12th July – 15th July, then the Festival of Porsche at Brands Hatch in September and finally the Porsche Rennsport Reunion at Leguna Seca.

All that’s left to say is: Congratulations Porsche! Where would you like to see the Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo take on next? We’d like to hear from you on Facebook, Instagram or Linkedin.

If you’d like to see the 919 Hybrid Evo in person, the next stop on its tour will be the Goodwood Festival of Speed from 12th July – 15th July, then the Festival of Porsche at Brands Hatch in September and finally the Porsche Rennsport Reunion at Leguna Seca.

All that’s left to say is: Congratulations Porsche! Where would you like to see the Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo take on next? We’d like to hear from you on Facebook, Instagram or Linkedin.


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