The upcoming Porsche 918 Spyder has been taken out for a test drive at the Nürburgring by ex-rally driver Walter Röhrl who explains in this video why the track is so important to carmakers from all over the world when developing a new model. Röhrl says that the 918 Spyder is easier to take to the limit in comparison to the gorgeous Carrera GT.
Speaking of the Nürburgring (Nordschleife), Porsche has released earlier this week video footage of the 918 Spyder’s 7 minutes and 14 seconds lap time.
The production version of the Porsche 918 Spyder will go into production in September 2013 and it will probably get a V8 4.6-liter engine coupled to two electric motors generating a combined output of 759 hp (566 kW). The upcoming flagship model will do the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in less than 3 seconds and hit a top speed of 202 mph (325 km/h).