The sensational new Porsche 911 GT2 RS has set an incredibly fast time at ‘The Green Hell’ to become one of the fastest road cars to ever lap the Nurburgring.
Powered by a modified version of the Porsche 911 Turbo S’ 3.8-litre turbocharged flat-six, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS managed to lap the formidable 12.9-mile circuit in just 6 minutes, 47.3 seconds; a time that allows it the title of ‘fastest Porsche 911 of all time’. To help give perspective on just how fast the GT2 RS’ time is – Pagani’s outrageous track-only Zonda R completed its lap just one second quicker.
Taking the automotive world almost by surprise, the GT2 RS even managed to surpass Porsche’s own expectations by almost 18 seconds. Talking of this fantastic achievement, Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President of 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.”
Making this even more impressive, Porsche have noted that this record was not a one-off, with both drivers – Lars Kern from Germany and Nick Tandy from the UK – managing to complete five laps under the time of 6 minutes, 50 seconds, in two different cars. Andreas Preuninger, Director GT Model Line, said:
“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”
As mentioned previously, the 911 GT2 RS is powered by a six-cylinder biturbo flat engine that produces 700bhp and 750nm of torque. Benefitting from motorsport developed aerodynamic elements - such as the large rear wing and aggressive front air intakes - the two-seater sports car is capable of reaching 62mph from a standstill in just 2.8 seconds and a top speed of over 200mph.
We’ll have more on the formidable Porsche GT2 RS later in the year. Whilst you wait for that, why not head over to the Porsche website and create your very own Porsche 911 GT2 RS on their configurator; is there any better way to spend your lunch hour? Let us see your creations on Facebook or tag us on Twitter (@sytner) and Instagram (@sytnergroup).