Porsche 911 GT2 RS is considered as the fastest and most powerful Porsche 911 of all time; sets new RWD Nurburgring record
Porsche 911 GT2 RS becomes the fastest Rear-Wheel-Drive (RWD) car around Nurburgring with new lap timing of 6 minutes 47.3 seconds. With this new record, the car beats the Porsche 918 Spyder by around 10 seconds. The goal was to achieve the feat in less than 7 minutes and 5 seconds. But, GT2 RS managed to achieve the target way before that.
This run at the 20.6 kilometre demanding track of Green Hell was performed on 20th September by Porsche factory driver Nick Tandy and test driver Lars Kern. They performed five laps with two different cars in less than 6 minutes and 50 seconds. Finally, Lars Kern’s time became the fastest with 6 minutes and 47.3 seconds lap timing. He managed to drive at an average speed of 184.11 kmph.
With this, Porsche managed to break the record of its flagship hyper car, the 918 Spyder. Earlier in September 2013, Porsche 918 Spyder recorded a lap timing of 6 minutes and 57 seconds at Nurburgring with race driver Mark Lieb behind the steering wheel. Now, with this new record, Porsche 911 GT2 RS becomes the fastest road approved sports car around the Green Hell.
However, McLaren P1 LM recorded a lap timing of 6:43.2 minutes and an all-electric Nio EP9 registered lap timing of 6:45.9 stand as the benchmark. But, none of them are regular production models like the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, as McLaren P1 LM comes in a limited number of five units and only 16 units of the Nio EP9 were built. Porsche is yet to disclose the production number of the 911 GT2 RS model. But it is expected to build around 1,000 units of the car.
Speaking about the performance cars in the regular production category, Lamborghini Huracan Performante comes as the closest competitor against Porsche 911 GT2 RS. The Huracan Performante recorded a lap of 6:52.01 with Marco Mapelli behind the wheel.
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