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Porsche Does it Again, Overall Nurburgring Record - 5:19.55 mins!

Porsche Does it Again, Overall Nurburgring Record - 5:19.55 mins!

For some context, this lap was about 90 seconds faster than the production-car record holder, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS.

Porsche returned to the Nurburgring Nordschleife with the 919 Hybrid Evo to set a new all-time lap time record and the result speaks for itself: 5 minutes, 19.546 seconds, which means an average speed of 145.6mph (234km/h) across the 20.8km-long track (12.9 miles).

The new Nordschleife record was enough to play to the competitive nature of Mercedes boss Toto Wolff, who himself crashed at the Nurburgring while trying to set a lap record in 2009, but he admitted there was no budget in place to adapt an F1 auto for a record attempt. The folks over at Bridge to Gantry have been following Porsche's progress with the unrestricted version of its race auto in the company's quest to establish a new record for the fastest vehicle around the 'Ring. Another 35 years till someone breaks this record, then? The 919 Evo's hybrid powertrain was also tweaked: the 2.0-liter V4 engine now produces 710 hp with an extra 433 hp provided from an electric motor, bringing the total output to almost 1,200 hp. Set by Stefan Bellof on May 28, 1983 in a 620-hp Rothmans Porsche 956 C, it had certainly withstood the test of time.

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We'll keep you posted once the record lap time is officially official. The man in the auto - Timo Bernhard.

Timo Bernhard is a two-time Le Mans 24 Hours victor and en-titre World Endurance champion.

Starting life in 2014 as a Le Mans prototype racer which brought Porsche back to the winner's circle at the top of endurance racing, the 919 Hybrid has since evolved into the 919 Hybrid Evo as a no-holds-barred exercise in exploring the realm of what's possible when freed from sanctioned racing regulations.

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Bellof's pole time around the 'Ring in a Rothmans Porsche 956 Group C auto and his subsequent all-time race record of 6m16.85s were never beaten in competition conditions.

A comprehensive press release with images, on-board video and quotes will follow later today.

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