I know, I know, we here at DCB HQ have removed ourselves from the overhyped myth that is the Nurburgring. The specific issue we have is with the track, it is too narrow, too dangerous to enjoy. There is no flow to the layout, it’s accelerating, brake, and hope you don’t spin-off. And at 13 miles, the Nurburgring is also too long.
The other issue we have is that the track is like trying to remember where you left the TV remote. And we could rant on about why we hate the Nurburgring. That being said we recently revisited the moment when Porsche set a benchmark time of 5:19.546 Minutes in the 919 Evo Hybrid.
The Porsche 919 Evo Hybrid is based on the Le Mans WEC World Endurance Championship winner of 2015, 2016 and 2017. Porsche modified the powertrain, especially for the now legendary and ultimate Nurburging benchmark time. A lap-time that remains unbeaten to this day.
The 919 Evo Hybrid is powered by a 2.0 L (122 cu in) direct-injected turbocharged V4 engine with a lithium-ion battery for energy recovery,
With the engine and electric motors, the 919 Evo Hybrid outputs a total system power of 1,150bhp in a car weighing 849kg.
With great power comes great commitment and the manner in which Timo Bernard piloted the 919 is impressive and frightening at the same time.