Making it the fastest Porsche 911 of all time.
It hasn't taken long for Porsche to reclaim the Nurburgring lap record. The German carmaker has announced that its explosive new 911 GT2 RS has set a time of 6 minutes and 47.3 seconds around the 12.9-mile track. And this was no one-off miracle lap time. Porsche test drivers, Lars Kern and Nick Tandy, broke the previous record of 6:52.01 set by the Lamborghini Huracan Performante in their first attempt, before completing five laps in under 6 minutes 50 secs. Astonishing. The car's average speed was 114.4 mph.
Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President Motorsport and GT Cars, said: "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." Having debuted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed at the end of June, there's been plenty of talk of the 911 GT2 RS, which comes packing a 690-horsepower 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six, reclaiming the Ring record for Porsche.
Only last week, spy shots from the Ring showed the car attempting the record, but now it is official. Andreas Preuninger, Director GT Model Line, says: "It's not just the record time achieved by the GT2 RS that demonstrates the vehicle's class, but also its consistent performance in every lap. We're particularly proud of the fact that this was achieved with two different vehicles and two different drivers, as this underlines the GT2 RS's ability to reproduce this record result over and over again". Weighing in at just 1,470 kg, the two-seater can sprint from 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 212 mph.