A new lap record for street legal sports cars..
Porsche set a new lap record for street legal sports cars on the 12.8 mile (20.6 kilometer) Nürburgring-Nordschleife with the 2018 911 GT2 RS. Recorded and officially timed on September 20th, the best lap time of 6:47.3 minutes is absolutely incredible.
Frank-Steffen Walliser, Head of Motorsport and GT Cars for Porsche AG, said…this result makes it official: The GT2 RS is not only the most powerful, but also the fastest 911 model ever built.”
The record lap was not just a single occurrence: Lars Kern of Germany and Nick Tandy from Great Britain broke the previous record for street legal sports cars (6:52.01 minutes) immediately and proceeded to lap the track in under 6:50 minutes on five separate laps.
Andreas Preuninger, Director of the GT model line, stated, “It’s not just the record time achieved by the GT2 RS that demonstrates the vehicle’s caliber, but also the consistency of performance in every lap. We’re particularly proud of the fact that this was achieved with two different vehicles and two different drivers, as it underscores the ability of the GT2 RS to reproduce the record over and over again.”
Premiered at the Festival of Speed at Goodwood, Great Britain, the GT2 RS is a twin-turbo flat-six motor, producing 700HP, weighs 3,200 pounds and accelerates from 0-60 in 2.7 seconds. Top speed will probably never be seen, even on the track, but Porsche claims 211 MPH.
No, I haven’t been lucky enough to slip behind the wheel, but my fiend Patrick Bowling did, and all he could say was, “awesome”.