Porsche recently set a new record with the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, which lapped the Nürburgring Nordschleife in a short 6 minutes and 47.3 seconds, the fastest for any 911, ever.
“At the start of the development process, we set ourselves a lap time target for the GT2 RS of less than 7 minutes and 5 seconds. The credit for beating this target by 17.7 seconds goes to our development engineers, mechanics and drivers, who demonstrated an exceptionally strong team performance. This result makes it official: The GT2 RS is not only the most powerful, but also the fastest 911 ever built,” stated Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President Motorsport and GT Cars.
Porsche is quick to point out that the record breaking time wasn’t just a one-off. Since drivers Lars Kern and Nick Tandy broke the previous record for road-approved sports cars (6 minutes, 52.01 seconds) in their first attempt and subsequently finished five laps in under 6 minutes, 50 seconds.
The record breaking lap was officially set by Lars Kern from Germany.
The 2018 911 GT2 RS is powered by a 700 horsepower 3.8L biturbo six-cylinder engine that gives the two-seater a 0-62 mph time of 2.8 seconds.