Hot off Subaru’s record-setting lap on the Nürburgring track earlier this year, Porsche beats out the record with the new 911 GT2 RS, undercutting the previous time by 10 seconds. Porsche’s 6:47.3 lap is not only the fastest 911 Nürburgring lap, it’s a record for road-legal sports cars ever. Porsche’s Frank-Steffen Walliser says:
“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.”
Porsche’s also broke the Lamborghini Huracan Performante‘s existing 6:52.01 road legal sports car record on the first try and that was followed by five other laps under 6:50. In addition to two drivers, Porsche brought two cars to the Nordschleife. “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,” says Porsche’s GT Director Andreas Preuninger.