After Lamborghini had chased the record for the fastest road vehicle on the Nürburgring Nordschleife from Porsche only in the summer, the Stuttgart now back – and take the whole thing a bit ad absurdum.
The Porsche GT2 RS is once again the fastest road-legal vehicle on the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring. After the old Porsche record of 6:47 minutes (set up by factory driver Lars Kern on a standard GT2 RS) was pushed by Lamborghini with a likewise standard Aventador SVJ by two seconds to 6:45 minutes this summer, Porsche has to Manthey Racing in Meuspath.
The deployment team for Porsche’s GT program in the sports car world championship is also the in-house Nordschleife specialist of the Stuttgarter. By changes to the aerodynamics and the tuning of the suspension of the Eifler traditional racing stable, which has been 51 percent Porsche for a few years, could untapped potential on the GT2 RS, whose official record holder name now GT2 RS “MR” (for ” Manthey Racing “). Once again, Lars Kern was behind the wheel, circling the 20.8-kilometer circuit in exactly 6:40 minutes.
However, the direct opponent Aventador SVJ is a production vehicle, which can not be said of the tuned GT2 RS MR – even if the upgrade package is to be purchased. Both manufacturers – Porsche and Lamborghini – brought their record laps to the track after weeks of testing and fine-tuning, so the air is already very thin at both brands.
When personal pet tuners refine the vehicles of the manufacturers, as usual in racing, the already opaque record competition on the Nordschleife continues to be watered down.
About the Porsche 911 GT2 RS
The strongest and fastest Porsche 911 celebrated its world premiere in June 2017 in Goodwood, UK. The 3.8-liter engine delivers 515 kW (700 hp) and delivers the torque of 750 Newton meters. The maximum speed of the rear-wheel-drive sports car is according to the manufacturer at 340 km / h. The sprint from a standstill to 100 km / h should handle the 1,470 kilograms lightweight two-seater in just 2.8 seconds.
In September, Porsche presented the new Porsche 935, based on the technology of the 911 GT2 RS, as part of the racing reunion VI in Laguna Seca, California, USA. The vehicle, which is designed for use at Trackdays, is delivered by the manufacturer to customers in a limited edition of 77 in the coming year.