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GT2 RS claims new ‘Ring record

991 GT2 RS with Manthey Performanc­e Kit is the fastest production road car


Porsche has once again climbed to the top of the tree and set a new record for road-approved production cars at the Nürburgrin­g Nordschlei­fe.

Driven by ‘Ring specialist Lars Kern, the 991 GT2 RS with Manthey Performanc­e Kit managed a time of six minutes and 43.300 seconds, beating the previous record held by the Mercedes-amg GT Black Series by a monumental five seconds. Kern’s GT2 RS was fitted with road-legal Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tyres, averaging 185.87kph around the famous 20.83-kilometre race track.

Porsche says the new Performanc­e Kit was developed as part of a close collaborat­ion between Porsche’s engineers in Weissach and Manthey’s Nordschlei­fe specialist­s in Meuspath. The circuitfoc­used Porsche Tequipment components are sold via Porsche Centres and consists of chassis, aerodynami­c and brake components, meaning the GT2 RS retains its 700hp-spec twin-turbocharg­ed flat six. “You feel as if you’re in a racing car, especially on faster corners. It is truly breathtaki­ng how the car puts its 700PS down, and how incredibly well it brakes while always remaining easy to control,” Lars Kern said in the wake of yet another ‘Ring record to add to his collection.

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