Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo
The Nürburgring has long been the scene for some of the coolest record breakers, and at the head of the list is the Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo, current lap record holder and King of the Green Hell. In 2018 the Evo, with Timo Bernhard at the wheel, didn’t just beat the 35-year-old lap record but annihilated it. The original time, set in 1983 by Stefan Bellof driving a Porsche 956, was an at the time scarcely believable 6 minutes 11 seconds; Bernhard and the Evo lapped the 12.9-mile circuit in 5 minutes 19.546 seconds, beating the record by almost a minute. The question now is can VW and their all-electric I.D. R beat that time and bump the 919 Hybrid Evo from this list?
For the ultimate record breaker extravaganza, make sure you head to the Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard this summer. Limited tickets for the Festival of Speed still remain and are can be purchased at ticketing.goodwood.com or by calling Customer Sales on 01243 755055.