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Porsche 918 Spyder celebrates world debut with Nurburgring record

The Porsche 918 Spyder, officially unveiled today at the Frankfurt Auto Show, recently completed the 20.6 kilometres of the Nurburgring Nordschleife in a time of six minutes and 57 seconds -- 14 seconds faster than the previous Nurburgring record for a street-legal automobile.

“We promised a great deal with the 918 Spyder, namely to redefine performance, efficiency and driving pleasure. We have kept our word,” said Wolfgang Hatz, member of the Porsche AG Board of Management in charge of Research and Development.

As a plug-in hybrid, the new Porsche 918 Spyder paves the way for future generations of super sports cars. This 887-horsepower green monster can sprint from 0-100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds while burning an average of 3.0-3.3L/100km.