Nürburgring lap record for Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo. On Friday June 29, Timo Bernhard, driving the Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo, lapped the 20.832 km (12.94 miles) Nürburgring Nordschleife race circuit in 5 minutes and 19.55 seconds, beating the previous lap record, set by Stefan Bellof on May 28, 1983, by 51.58 seconds!
Bellof’s record time of 6:11.13 minutes had remained uncontested for 35 years and 31 days, since he drove his record time at the wheel of a powerful 620 bhp Rothmans Porsche 956 C during practice for the 1000-km WEC sports car race.
The Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo is based on the car that took outright victory at the Le Mans 24-Hours and won the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Freed from some restrictions hitherto determined by the regulations, its hybrid power train now develops a system output of 1160 hp. The Evo weighs only 849 kg and its modified (and now active) aerodynamics generate over 50 per cent more downforce compared to the WEC model. Its top speed at the Nürburgring was 369.4 kph (229.5mph) and its average speed was 233.8 kph (145.3 mph).