Porsche 911 GT2 RS Shatters Lamborghini’s Nurburgring Lap Record

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Porsche's new 911 GT2 RS is the most powerful 911 ever. Now, this has been proved by the recent Nurburgring run.

Yes, the new 911 GT2 RS has set the fastest time for a rear-wheel-drive production car at the German race track. The car lapped the 20.6km circuit in just 6 minutes and 47.3 seconds.

Porsche 911 GT2 RS Sets Nurburgring Lap Record

The 911 GT2 RS was 1.4 seconds slower than the electric NextEV Nio EP9 and faster than the Radical SR8LM, Lamborghini Huracan Performante, and all other high-performance cars on the legendary Green Hell.

Porsche 911 GT2 RS Sets Nurburgring Lap Record

Porsche aimed to lap the Nurburgring in less than 7 minutes and 5 seconds, but the 911 GT2 RS ended up setting a new lap record. There were two cars on the circuit in an attempt to set a new record.

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Porsche 911 GT2 RS Sets Nurburgring Lap Record

Behind the wheel of the two GT2 RS models were Lars Kern and Le Mans driver Nick Tandy. Both the drivers lapped under 6 minutes and 50 seconds, but it was Kern who set the new lap record at the Nurburgring.

Porsche 911 GT2 RS Sets Nurburgring Lap Record

Director of the GT Model Line at Porsche, Andreas Preuninger said, "It's not just the record time achieved by the GT2 RS that demonstrates the vehicle's class, but also its consistent performance in every lap."

Porsche 911 GT2 RS Sets Nurburgring Lap Record

The new Porsche 911 GT2 RS draws power from a 3.8-litre flat six twin-turbocharged engine producing 690bhp and 750Nm of torque. The car can sprint from 0-100km/h in just 2.8 seconds despite being a rear-wheel-drive machine.

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Porsche had claimed that the new 911 GT2 RS will be the powerful 911 to be ever built. Now, the latest Nurburgring lap time proves the same. Despite being a rear-wheel-drive car, the GT2 RS was fastest than all other high-performance sports cars.

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Story first published: Thursday, September 28, 2017, 10:18 [IST]
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