The Porsche 911 GT2 RS is the brand new king of the ‘Ring, lapping the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit in 6 mins 47.three seconds.
Not solely is it the quickest 911 of all time, the GT2 RS could also be the fastest manufacturing automobile across the ‘Ring – some five seconds quicker than the Lamborghini Huracan Performante (6 minutes 52.01 seconds) and a whole 10 seconds quicker than Porsche’s personal manic 918 Spyder hybrid hypercar (6 mins 57 seconds).
However, it nonetheless doesn’t fit Lanzante Motorsport’s McLaren P1 LM prototype, which finished a 6-minute 43.2-second run – regardless that the P1 LM is a street-legal conversion of the track-only P1 GTR.
According to the corporate’s press free up, Porsche set out with a goal of seven mins and five seconds for its freshest 911, regardless that at the first try Lars Kern from Germany and Nick Tandy broke the Lamborghini’s record, and finished 5 laps each and every beneath 6 mins 50 seconds.
Following the preliminary run, Kern went directly to in the end set the record time on September 20. The automobile’s moderate pace at the record lap used to be 184.11km/h.
Lars Kern is a Porsche check driving force who steadily competes within the VLN Endurance Championship at the Nürburgring, which means he is aware of the circuit in and out.
The Porsche 911 GT2 RS is powered by means of a three.Eight-litre twin-turbo flat six, pumping out an enormous 515kW of energy and 750Nm of torque. Drive is shipped solely to the rear wheels by means of a distinct seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission.
Despite the absence of all-wheel traction, the 911 GT2 RS sprints from Zero-100km/h in simply 2.Eight seconds (claimed) on its solution to a most sensible pace of 340km/h.
The information comes after Porsche’s vp of motorsport, Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, boldly claimed the 911 GT2 RS is “no seven on the Nürburgring“, and that if and when the company took its flagship to the famous circuit, it would be done using factory-spec engines and tyres because he’s “not going for lap times that the customer cannot achieve” – a delicate dig at a lot of producers who've claimed record lap occasions with racing tyres and stripped-out variations of manufacturing fashions.
You can watch the quickest and maximum robust Porsche 911 ever reach its record-breaking lap time within the video above.
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Porsche 911 GT2 RS sets Nürburgring lap record