The past week proved to be a rather exciting one for Porsche, with their fastest, most powerful street legal version of the 911. The Porsche 911 GT2 RS with 700 hp from a flat-six biturbo engine, a torque of 750Nm and a weight of only 1,470kgs made multiple runs on the famous benchmark track of 20.6-kilometres, with the fastest run of 6 minutes, 47.3 seconds.
Porsche also notes that it was not a one-off timing. Andreas Preuninger, Director GT Model Line, says: “It’s not just the record time achieved by the GT2 RS that demonstrates the vehicle’s class, but also its consistent performance in every lap. 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”.
Lars Kern from Germany and Nick Tandy from the UK broke the previous record for road legal sports cars (6 minutes, 52.01 seconds) in their first attempt and subsequently finished five laps, each coming in under 6 minutes, 50 seconds. Kern ultimately set the final record time. The vehicle’s average speed was 184.11 km/h.
Watch the onboard footage of the fastest lap: