When Porsche pulled off the wraps of the all-new 911 GT2 RS, it was the most powerful road-legal 911 ever made. Now, Porsche can proudly support that claim as the GT2 RS just became the fastest 911 to go around the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
The record breaking lap was piloted by Porsche factory driver Nick Tandy who hails from UK, who completed the 20.6 km stretch in 6 minutes and 47.3 seconds – just 2.6 seconds slower than the fastest road-legal car, the all-electric Nio EP9. This puts the GT2 RS not just the second fastest production car to lap the Green Hell, but is also the rear-wheel drive production car to do so.
Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President Motorsport and GT Cars, said: “At the start of the development process, we set ourselves a lap time target for the GT2 RS of less than 7 minutes and 5 seconds. The credit for beating this target by 17.7 seconds goes to our development engineers, mechanics and drivers, who demonstrated an exceptionally strong team performance. This result makes it official: The GT2 RS is not only the most powerful, but also the fastest 911 ever built”.
For the record attempt, the GT2 RS was fitted with Michelin Pilot Cup 2 tyres and the team flagged off at sundown at 7.11 pm. The GT2 RS recorded an average speed of 184.11 km/h.
At the heart of this record setting car is a 3.8-litre twin-turbo flat six that deploys 700 hp and 750 Nm of torque, allowing it to sprint to the 100 km/h mark from naught in just 2.7 seconds. Top speed is rated at 338 km/h. Drive is sent exclusively to the rear wheels via a seven-speed PDK.
The Porsche 911 GT2 RS carries a sticker price of USD $293,200 (RM1.26 mil) and will go on sale in early 2018.