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Porsche 911 GT2 RS sets new RWD Nürburgring record

28th Sep 2017 4:00 pm

The Porsche 911 GT2 RS’ lap time of 6:47.30 also makes it the second fastest road car around the Green Hell, 1.4 seconds slower than the Nio EP9.

Porsche’s 911 GT2 RS has just broken the lap record at the Nürburgring for the fastest road legal, rear-wheel-drive car by managing a lap time of 6:47.30.

The 911 GT2 RS has also managed to claim the title of second fastest road-legal car around the ‘Ring by clocking a time that is 1.4 seconds slower than the current “ring leader, the all-electric Nio EP9 hypercar. Continuing its record making streak, the hardcore 911 GT2 RS is also the fastest Porsche around the Green Hell, beating the 918 Spyder hybrid hypercar’s time by more than 10 seconds!

For the purpose of the record breaking run, Porsche used two models of the 911 GT2 RS, one driven by test driver Lars Kern, the other by racing driver Nick Tandy, although Kern set the fastest time.

Andreas Preuninger, the GT model line director, said: “We’re particularly proud of the fact that this was achieved with two different vehicles and two different drivers, as this underlines the GT2 RS’s ability to reproduce this record result over and over again.”

Frank-Steffen Walliser, Porsche’s motorsport and GT car vice president, said: “The credit for beating our target goes to our development engineers, mechanics and drivers, who demonstrated an exceptionally strong team performance.”

The weather conditions were described as ‘ideal’, while the cars were shod with road legal Michelin Pilot Cup 2 tyres for the record run.

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