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GT2 RS destorys ring lap record

Porsche's 2018 911 GT2 RS is not only the most powerful 911 ever, but also the fastest one on the Nurburgring.

Moreover, it's also the fastest rear-wheel drive production car to have lapped the famous German track, after it managed to cover the 20.6km (12.8-mile) run in just 6 minutes and 47.3 seconds.

Thanks to this impressive achievement, the supercar proved that it's just 1.4 seconds slower on the Nurburgring than the electric NextEV Nio EP9, and faster than the Radical SR8LM, Lamborghini Huracan Performante, and basically all other high-performance machines.

"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", said Porsche's Motorsport and GT Cars Vice President, Frank-Steffen Walliser. "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."

For their attempt to break the 'Ring lap record, Porsche used a pair of 911 GT2 RSs, driven by Lars Kern and Nick Tandy. It was the former who managed to set this mind-blowing lap time, on September 20 at 7:11pm, in what the automaker calls "ideal outdoor conditions", averaging 184.11km/h (114.4mph).

Date Posted: September 27, 2017