The GT2 RS has just lapped another legendary US circuit in record time.
The Porsche 911 GT2 RS has done it again. After setting a new lap record at Road Atlanta back in March, the 911 GT2 RS is now the fastest production car to ever lap Road America. Behind the wheel of the hardcore sports car was 24 Hours of Daytona and Le Mans class winner David Donohue, who completed the 4.048-mile road course with its 14 turns and multiple elevation changes in just two minutes and 15.17 seconds.
According to Porsche, the record was achieved in "favorable” weather conditions and only needed two laps to set the record time, which the automaker says is a testament to his track driving capability and the approachability of the car. As with the record run in Atlanta, Porsche also brought a naturally aspirated 911 GT3 RS to the party.
Despite having 200 less horsepower, the GT3 RS managed to set an impressive lap time of two minutes and 18.57 seconds after only a few laps, which is only four seconds slower than its GT2 RS sibling. Both cars were driven on road-legal approved Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R N0 tires, and Racelogic was on-site to record and validate the lap time, vehicle telemetry, and video utilizing the VBOX Video HD2 system.
If you need a recap, the current 911 GT2 RS comes with a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged flat-six producing 700 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque, making it the fastest and most powerful 911 ever made. This setup enables it to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.7 seconds and top out at 211 mph. It also only weighs 3,241 pounds, making it extremely agile when attacking corners.
Porsche unveiled the next-generation 911 last year, but the automaker doesn’t want us to forget about the current GT2 RS any time soon. Either that or Porsche wants you to forget that it’s no longer the king of the Nurburgring – that crown now belongs to the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, which lapped the Green Hell in just six minutes and 44.97 seconds to set the current production car lap record.