Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo set the absolute record of the NurburgringJune 29, 2018
Sport prototype Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo set a new absolute record of the “North Loop” Nurburgring, which could not be beaten for the past 35 years. The car improved the time almost for a minute, after driving the track for 5 minutes 19,546 seconds.
The previous record was set in 1983 by driver Stefan Belloff at the wheel of the Porsche 956C – 6 minutes 11.13 seconds. This time the best time of the Nurburgring was shown by Timo Bernhard, who spoke for the factory team “Porsche” in the endurance race WEC and the marathon “24 hours of Le Mans”.
To establish a new record, a leman sports prototype of the LMP1 class was used, which was freed from all the restrictions that were set by the rules of the endurance race. The car is equipped with a hybrid power plant based on a two-liter V4 turbo engine, the power of which increased from 500 to 720 horsepower.
In addition, the system was modernized energy recovery the ERS, is now capable of delivering nearly a half times more power, as well as refined aerodynamics. There was a new front diffuser, skirts and another wing that would not fit the WEC rules. Aerodynamic elements can be adjusted by the pilot. Compared to the racing car in 2017, the clamping force increased by 53 percent, and the overall efficiency of aerodynamics by 66 percent.
The weight of the car decreased by 39 kilograms – up to 849 kilograms. She was saved from lighting, wipers and various sensors, which are not needed to overcome one circle. Also there were new tires prepared by Michelin specially for this car.
The best time Nürburgring among civilian cars belongs to the Porsche 911 GT2 RS – 6 minutes 47.25 seconds.