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WATCH: Record at the 'Green Hell' - Porsche's monster 919 Hybrid Evo smashes Nürburgring record that has stood for 35 years

2018-06-29 14:46

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Porsche driver Timo Bernhard beats the six-minute mark behind the wheel of a 919 Hybrid Evo at the “Green Hell”. Bernhard sets an incredible time of 5min19.55.

With 5min19.55 seconds on the stopwatch Timo Bernhard (37, Germany) crossed the finish line of the Nürburgring-Nordschleife this morning at the wheel of the Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo. 

The two-times Le Mans winner and reigning World Endurance Champion has beaten the lap record on the revered 20.8km long German race circuit that stood for 35 years. 

In 1983, Stefan Bellof lapped the world-renowned track with a Porsche 956 C in a legendary time of 6min11.13.

The Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo is a development of the Le Mans prototype with which Porsche won the Le Mans 24-hour race in 2015, 2016 and 2017 as well as the FIA World Endurance Championship three times in a row – manufacturers’ and drivers’ titles respectively.

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