Watch The Porsche 911 GT2 RS Lay Down A Record-Breaking 6:47 'Ring Lap

As had been anticipated, Porsche has beaten the Huracan Performante's Norschleife lap time, and is now the fastest production car at the 'Ring

Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to your new Nurburgring production car lap record holder: the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. The time it managed? Six minutes, 47.3 seconds - nearly five seconds faster than the Lamborghini Huracan Performante.

Yes, we know the all-electric Nio EP9 went slightly faster with a 6min 45sec lap set earlier this year, but with only a handful being made to order, it’s not exactly a production car, is it?

What’s particularly impressive about the GT2’s time is it beats the 6min 48sec lap set by the Radical SR8 LM, another car with dubious ‘production car’ pretensions due to the fact it was an actual racing car with number plates. The GT2 on the other hand is a proper road car with an actual roof and an ability to navigate things like speed bumps and pot holes - it just happens to also be staggeringly fast.

Watch The Porsche 911 GT2 RS Lay Down A Record-Breaking 6:47 'Ring Lap

On 20 September Porsche sent out its factory driver Nick Tandy (who came straight to the ‘Ring from the World Endurance Championship round in Austin, Texas) and test driver Lars Kern to chase the record. The GT2 RS set a 6min 52.01sec lap on the first attempt, with Kern eventually setting 6min 47sec on a lap that began at 19:11 during “ideal outdoor conditions.” The average speed for the GT2 - running Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres at the time - was 114.4mph.

If you’re not impressed yet, make sure you watch the video at the top of this page. It’s mesmerising stuff.


The Silver Paseo EL54

An RWD beat a 4WD, that’s something!

09/27/2017 - 11:33 |
6 | 1

Look at how proud his father is!

09/27/2017 - 11:35 |
34 | 0

More like 6:50 given the starting point an the ending one but still a mesmerizing performance

09/27/2017 - 12:15 |
0 | 0

That’s heckin’ quick! Props to Porsche and Kern

09/27/2017 - 12:31 |
1 | 0

Turbinchen? Is that you?

09/27/2017 - 12:51 |
2 | 0

Props to Porsche, they flipped the underdog card. Good Job!

09/27/2017 - 13:40 |
2 | 0
Cooper Wells

The est part is the the porsche is rwd and the huracan is awd

09/27/2017 - 14:08 |
0 | 0

I’ve watched, not many, but apperantly enough ring runs to notice and ask the question - why is the starting point of the lap and the finishing point different?

09/27/2017 - 14:08 |
1 | 0
Joseph Le Corre

Is that seat standard?

09/27/2017 - 15:03 |
0 | 0
Rekord 86

When I saw the top picture I first thought it’s a post about project cars 2

09/27/2017 - 15:15 |
0 | 0



Sponsored Posts