New Porsche 911 GT2 RS is a Record-Breaker!
September 27, 2017
A Porsche 911 GT2 RS has set the fastest time lap of the Nürburgring ever by a road legal, rear-wheel drive car.
The £207,500 supercar is now officially the fastest Porsche 911 of all time with a time at 6 minutes, 47.3 seconds.
It also broke the record for the fastest Porsche around the 20.6-kilometre Nürburgring Nordschleife, beating the lap time of the 918 Spyder hybrid by more than 10 seconds.
The remarkable new benchmark is nearly five seconds faster than the 6:52 set by the Lamborghini Huracan Performante earlier in 2017, but is just shy of the 6:45.9 set by the all-electric NextEV NIO EP9 back in May.
“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,” said Frank-Steffen Walliser of Porsche.
“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.”
The record-breaking GT2 RS was driven by German Lars Kern and Briton Nick Tandy.
The fastest and most powerful road-approved 911 celebrated its world premiere at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June.
At the heart of this high-performance sports car is a 690bhp six-cylinder bi-turbo flat engine.
Weighing in at 1,470kg with a full fuel tank, the lightweight two-seater accelerates from 0-62mph in just 2.8 seconds and can reach a top speed of 211mph.
Written by Luxuria Lifestyle UK’s Gareth Herincx