Porsche 911 GT2 RS is the fastest 911 ever

Porsche 911 GT2 RS managed the Ring lap on roadgoing Michelin Pilot Cup 2 tyres

Porsche says that the auto was immediately a record-holder at the 'Ring, with Lars Kern and Nick Tandy breaking the 6:52.01 lap record their first time around in the vehicle. More incredible still is that Porsche didn't just shave a few milliseconds off the previous record.

Despite Porsche setting a modest target of 7:05 for the reborn Widowmaker, the 911 GT2 RS lapped the Green Hell in a gobsmacking 6:47.3, making it the fastest road-legal, production auto around the challenging 23km circuit. It's also faster than the Lamborghini Huracan Performante, the Porsche 918 Spyder, the Lamborghini Aventador, the Dodge Viper ACR and the Nissan GT-R Nismo. "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".

When the Porsche development crew took their new twin-turbo 911 GT2 RS to the Nordschleife last week they weren't chasing any records. You just did, because this is your home turf, dagnabbit, and they weren't going to let the Lamborghini Huracán Performante's 6.52.01 stand.




The official record was set on September 20, when Porsche was spotted with a small army of tire-warmers and support staff by 'Ring fans. Nick Tandy broke the previous record for road-approved sports cars (6 minutes 52.01 seconds) in the first attempt and subsequently finished five laps in under 6 minutes 50 seconds. Kern ultimately set the flying lap, as he should have, given that the VLN competes on the full Nürburgring Nordschleife.

The GT2 RS is the most powerful 911 on sale today, producing 691bhp from its 3.8-litre engine. That's good for a 0-60 time of just 2.7 seconds and a top speed (on track only, of course) of 211 miles per hour.

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