Nurburgring production lap record makes GT2 RS the fastest 911 ever
The GT2 RS is the most powerful, fastest Porsche 911 ever. It's the alpha in a family full of apex predators, a rampant reminder of what the venerable automaker can do. As well as topping the pile at Porsche, the car has scaled the skyscraper of supercars chasing glory in Germany with a new production lap record at the Nurburgring.
According to Porsche, the car's 6:47.3 lap time around the Nurburgring Nordschleife (North Loop) was quicker than expected from within the company. Lars Kern – Porsche test driver and regular entrant in the Australian Carrera Cup – set the record lap, which kicked off at 7:11 pm.
There's always an air of uncertainty surrounding Nurburgring lap records, so here's the part where we talk about the cars the GT2 RS has beaten. Although 6:47 is slower than the NIO EP9 managed this year, the electric Chinese supercar hasn't been built in big enough numbers to properly qualify as a production car. As for the Lamborghini Huracan Performante, well, it's just not quite fast enough.
Porsche says the 911 GT2 RS used for the hot lap was running on standard N-spec Michelin Pilot Super Sport 2 tires, and the twin-turbo flat-six was unmodified. With 700 hp (522 kW) of power on tap, all of which is put to the rear wheels through a seven-speed PDK gearbox, the car didn't really need more grunt anyway.
You can check out a Porsche video of the lap below. Hang on tight, it's seriously quick.