Porsche broke the legendary record of the Nurburgring

Porsche broke the legendary record of the Nurburgring

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This figure could not overcome since 1983.

The sports prototype Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo set a new absolute record “Nordschleife” nürburgring, who could not beat in the last 35 years. The car has improved the time by almost a minute, driving the track in 5 minutes 19,546 seconds, reports citing .

The previous record was set in 1983 by driver Stefan Bellota driving a Porsche 956C – 6 minutes of 11.13 seconds. This time the best time of the nürburgring showed Timo Bernhard, speaking for the factory team Porsche in races on endurance WEC and race “24 hours Le-Mana”.

To establish a new record was used limanowski sportprototip LMP1 class, which is freed from any restrictions that were set by the rules of endurance racing. The car is equipped with a hybrid power plant on the basis of two-liter V4 turbo engine, the power is increased from 500 to 720 horsepower.

In addition, was upgraded energy recovery system ERS, is now able to issue almost one and a half times more power and improved aerodynamics. There is a new front diffuser, skirts and a different rear wing which would not come under the rules of the WEC. Aerodynamic elements can be adjusted by the pilot. Compared to a racing car by 2017 downforce increased by 53 percent and overall efficiency of the aerodynamics by 66 per cent.Vehicle weight was reduced 39 pounds to 849 pounds. She was saved from lighting, wipers and various sensors that are not needed to cover a circle. Also, a new tire prepared by Michelin specifically for this car.


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