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.