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Man­they Rac­ing-tuned Rennsport is fastest road-le­gal car around the ‘Ring

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Porsche can once again lay claim to hav­ing the fastest road-le­gal car around the in­fa­mous Nür­burg­ing Nord­schleife af­ter team­ing up with long-time Mo­tor­sport part­ners and VLN ex­perts Man­they Rac­ing to pro­duce a tweaked ver­sion of its 991 GT2 RS. The 991 GT2 RS MR de­liv­ered a time of 6:40.3 around the 12.8-kilo­me­tre track of the Green Hell with sea­soned Porsche test driver Lars Kern at the wheel.

The Man­they-tuned 911 fea­tures a spe­cially crafted per­for­mance kit on the 700hp GT2 RS in­clud­ing a re­vised aero pack­age, new per­for­mance brakes and lighter wheels. The car was also specif­i­cally set up for a shot at a record-break­ing run around the Nord­schleife. “We kept our eye on the weather all day and thought hard about whether such a drive was pos­si­ble. We would not have taken any risks if it was rain­ing or if the track was slightly damp,” says Dr Frank-st­ef­fen Wal­liser, head of Mo­tor­sport and GT Cars. Mav­er­ick driver Lars Kern was also de­lighted with the new lap time: “The bal­ance of the car is also very good with the new pack­age. I did not have to take any great risks to be fast, but I only had one at­tempt. It worked out first time though.”

The MR pack­age is now avail­able for pur­chase from Man­they Rac­ing for 991 GT2 RS cus­tomers and is suited for those wish­ing to par­tic­i­pate in club sport events or track days.

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