On September 20 2017 Porsche set the fastest lap time around the Nurburgring in a road-approved production car. The GT2 RS is the fastest 911 made by Porsche and made it around the track at an astonishing 6 minutes and 47.3 seconds, almost 5 seconds faster than the Lamborghini Huracan Performante. The record was set by Lars Kern, a Porsche test driver from Germany, and Nick Tandy, a Porsche factory driver from the UK.
“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”. -Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President Motorsport and GT Cars
The Lamborghini Huracan Performante set the record earlier this year with a 6 minute and 52.1 second lap which stole the title from Porsches 918 Spyder which set the record at 6 minutes and 57 seconds. Needless to say, the Porsche team is elated to be once again at the top in high performance, road-approved sports cars.
About the 911 GT2 RS:
Power: 515-kW 700-hp
Engine: 3.8L Six-cylinder biturbo flat engine RWD
Fuel consumption combined 11.8 l/100 km
Michelin Pilot Cup 2 tyres
Weighing in at 1,470 kg (wet)
0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds
Top speed of 340 km/h
Date Posted: September 27, 2017