Nürburgring

lap record


"We are targeting to beat the electric record and possibly the all time record with the 424 at the Nürburgring."


A reference track:

  • Opening: June 1927

  • 20.832 km

  • 73 turns (33 left, 40 right)

Current electric record

6:05.336, June 2019

VW ID.R

Porsche 919 Evo

Current all time record (hybrid)

5:19.55, June 2018

NIO EP9

Previous electric record

6:45.90, May 2017

P424

Simulated lap time

5:12.600, TBC

An interesting (and exciting!) point about Nüburgring lap record is that the car does not have to abide by any technical regulation. Therefore, we have much freedom to optimize its performance. For example, we aim at lowering the weight to no more than 950kg (below minimum weight limit in Le Mans Hypercar regulations: 1030kg) and use front flap deflection to improve the balance of the car.

Stage 1: VIRTUAL record

Using a state of the art driving simulator and dynamic car model, we will establish a 'virtual' record at the Nürburgring with 424 and publish enough engineering data to build trust.

stage 2: Real world record

When we are confident that 424 can set the record, we will build a car and execute the 'real world' lap.

Current speed estimate of 424 relative to competitors: