Khodrocar - Numbers are all around us – whether we're breaking down the performance of a Ferrari 488, or comparing the price of a Model S to a Mercedes. Every week we pick out a few numbers that are so significant we have to give them a second look. Today we’re looking at key figures from Porsche, McLaren, and Alfa Romeo.
The average speed, in miles per hour – that’s 181.44 kilometers per hour – that Lars Kern maintained around the Nürburgring in a Porsche 911 GT2 RS. That resulted in a lap time of 6 minutes and 47.3 seconds, setting a new ‘Ring record – and beating the 918 Spyder by a healthy 10 seconds.
The number of seats in the prototype for the BP23, McLaren’s next Ultimate Series hypercar. Based on the 720S, the engineering mule was finally shown this week. The final car, it is promised, will be the "fastest ever McLaren.”
How much more you’ll pay, in dollars, for the new race-only Chevy Camaro GT4.R compared to a road-legal Camaro ZL1 1LE. Of course, there’s no easy comparison between a fully-prepared racing car and a street machine – but the former certainly doesn’t come cheap.
By how many seconds the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio was slower around the Nürburgring than its Giulia cousin. That’s not too bad a gap at all given that the Stelvio is a much larger, heavier SUV. It also beats the prior production-SUV record, set by a Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, by 8 seconds.