Top 10 Automotive News Stories of 2013

Top 10 Automotive News Stories of 2013

10. Nürburgring Record Shattered… by a Hybrid!

The Porsche 918 Spyder is an engineering achievement that’s practically on par with the Manhattan Project. This hybrid supercar is scorchingly fast yet eco friendly at the same time. It allows its very well-off owners to have their cake and devour it at the same time with a 0-60 mph time of 2.5 seconds and a fuel economy rating somewhere around 80 mpg!

SEE ALSO: Porsche 918 Spyder Claims 6:57 Nurburgring Record

Proving its performance chops, the 918 laid down a record-shattering performance on Germany’s famed Nürburgring. The car circled the legendary “Green Hell” in just six minutes and 57 seconds, a new production-car record. It beat the previous champion, SRT’s thunderous Viper ACR by a massive 15 seconds. This vehicle is seriously fast and that’s serious news.

  • MistyGreen

    How about “IIHS’s small overlap test wreaks havoc on Toyota”? That was pretty funny. Not sure if that technically happened last year though.