New 911 GT2 RS is ’Ring mas­ter

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THE PORSCHE 911 GT2 RS has set the fastest time for a lap of the Nür­bur­gring Nord­schleife by a rear-wheel-drive se­ries-pro­duc­tion car — and it has gone 10sec faster around the fa­mous cir­cuit than the 918 Spy­der in the process.

Its time of 6min 47.30sec is the sec­ond fastest by a road car and is 1.4sec slower than the Nio EP9 elec­tric hy­per­car achieved. Porsche broke its own tar­get of 7min 05.00sec by al­most 18sec.

The lap time makes the GT2 RS not only the fastest 911 of all time around the cir­cuit but, in beat­ing the 918 Spy­der, also the fastest non-com­pe­ti­tion Porsche. The time is 25sec faster than the 911 GT3 too.

Porsche ran two cars around the ’Ring for the at­tempt — one pi­loted by test driver Lars Kern, the other by Le Mans win­ner Nick Tandy. Kern set the fastest time.

Porsche claims the 7min 05.00sec tar­get was beaten re­peat­edly dur­ing the record runs.

The Mclaren P1 LM, a road-le­gal ver­sion of the track-fo­cused 986bhp P1 GTR, has been clocked at 6min 43sec around the ’Ring, but that car is a limited-edi­tion con­ver­sion, not a se­ries-pro­duc­tion model.

Porsche 911 GT2 RS set rear-drive lap record at the ’Ring

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