The Porsche 911 GT2 RS has taken the Nürburgring lap document again from Lamborghini
The Porsche 911 GT2 RS has reclaimed the title of quickest road-legal automotive across the Nordschleife
The Porsche 911 GT2 RS has posted a lap time of 6:40:30 on the Nürburgring, Porsche claims, beating the earlier road-legal lap document of 6:44:97 set by the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ earlier this yr.
The GT2 RS’s chassis and suspension had been modified particularly for the 12.9-mile Nordschleife circuit by a workforce of engineers from Porsche and the US-based Manthey-Racing, which fields 911 RSR race variants within the World Endurance Championship and manufactures aftermarket components for Porsches within the US.
Porsche mentioned that, regardless of the modifications, “the technicians centered on suitability for on-road driving always”. The GT2 RS's 700bhp three.Eight-litre engine remained untouched from that in buyer vehicles.
Porsche affirmed that the one modification between the record-breaking automotive and the observe day-prepped GT2 RS MR offered by Manthey-Racing within the US is the set up of a racing bucket seat. The German producer pointed out that this was carried out in keeping with Nürburgring security suggestions and supplied no weight advantages.
Regardless of the modifications, the GT2 RS stays appropriate for off-track use in Europe, rendering it eligible for the road-legal lap time document.
On the wheel for the record-breaking lap was Lars Kern, whose 6:47:25 lap time in an unmodified GT2 RS final yr beat the earlier better of the Lamborghini Huracán LP640-Four Performante.
The general Nürburgring lap document can also be held by Porsche; its 919 Hybrid Evo race automotive went round in 5:19:55 earlier this yr.
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