Students target all-time Nürburgring record with inMotion IM01 hybrid prototype

The current fastest time for the production car record at the 12.8 mile Nürburgring Nordschleife belongs to Porsche 918 Spyder with a lap time of 6 minutes and 57 seconds.

In addition there are other categories that get a fair share of attention like front-wheel drive hatchbacks with Renault recently lapping the ‘Ring in 7:54:36 with their Megane RS 275 Trophy-R.

There have been also so called fastest SUV, fastest saloon, fastest electric car records, that are continuously being improved by competing automakers.

But what is the all-out all time record? Back in 1983, during the Nürburgring 1000 km race, Stefan Bellof recorded a lap time of 6:11 in his Porsche 956. It still is the fastest time, mainly because there is no top level competing at the Nürburgring since late 1980s.

Now a group of students at the Technical University of Eindhoven and the Fontys University of Applied Sciences from Netherlands aim to beat that record with their InMotion IM01 hybrid racing prototype that you can see in the gallery below.

The IM01 looks to carry the DNA of Formula 1 cars, Le Mans racers, Red Bull X2014 and Caparo T1.

The hybrid prototype is powered by four individual electric motors (one in each wheel) with a rotary engine working as a range extender.

Engine specs were not released, but the students are all about breaking the Bellof’s thirty-year-old Porsche record. In addition they also hope to get approval from FIA and ACO to run the prototype at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in the Garage 56 category that has already seen odd looking DeltaWing and Nissan ZEOD RC hybrid racing prototypes.


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