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porsche 919 evo breaks space and time continuum at the nurburgring
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Porsche 919 Evo breaks space and time continuum at the Nurburgring

The writing was on the wall but a time of just over 5 minutes defies physics

Dinesh Appavu Photo

Dinesh Appavu

2 Jul 2018


Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and Galileo Galilei have all been described as the father of modern physics. You can now add Porsche AG to that list because their derestricted Le Mans Prototype 919 Evo just cracked the space-time continuum at the Nurburgring with a 5:19.55 lap time.

The entire video; which you can see below, looks like it’s on fast-forward. Speculation prior to the attempt had even dipped below the five-minute mark but the eventual time was still almost a minute quicker than the previous overall record that was also set by Porsche back in 1983.
 

Timo Bernhard; five-time overall Le Mans winner, two-time outright Le Mans winner and the reigning World Endurance Championship winner with the restricted 919 Hybrid, was behind the wheel for the attempt and clocked the time with a mind-bending average speed of 233.8kph around the 20.832km track to erase Stefan Bellof’s time of 6:11.13 in a Porsche 956 that stood for over 35 years.

Enjoy the video and don’t make the mistake of thinking it’s on fast-forward like we did. That’s just the 919 Evo achieving warp speed.



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