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Porsche Broke Road Atlanta's Production Lap Record With Two Different Cars

The German manufacturer can now lay claim to the first and second-fastest production car laps at Road Atlanta thanks to the GT2 RS and GT3 RS

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Porsche - Porsche Broke Road Atlanta's Production Lap Record With Two Different Cars - News

It seems car manufacturers have cottoned on to the fact we’re all getting a bit bored with Nurburgring lap records. Since claiming top production car honours at other tracks isn’t as headline-grabbing, though, Porsche had a trick up its sleeve to attract our attention.

Its first task was to send the 911 GT2 RS around Road Atlanta, in the process clocking a 1:24.88 effort and nabbing the production car lap record from the Dodge Viper ACR. It was a regular GT2, and not the Manthey Racing-fettled version which went faster than the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ at the Nurburgring recently, we should note.

Porsche fielded endurance pilot David Donohue and Randy Pobst for the record-hunting exercise, with the latter racing driver claiming the magic time. Rather than go home, however, Porsche decided the GT3 RS should be given a go.

It managed a 1:26.24, a few tenths quicker than the ACR. So now, Porsche can lay claim to the fastest and second-fastest production car laps at the Georgia track.

Porsche - Porsche Broke Road Atlanta's Production Lap Record With Two Different Cars - News

The lap was recorded and validated by Racelogic using one of its Vbox systems. The cars weren’t quite to factory spec, with both using the “Porsche-approved” ultra-sticky Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tyre.