Road legal and incredibly light
The Porsche 911 GT2 RS has just set a new record for street legal sports cars on the 20.6 kilometer Nürburgring last September 20, 2017. With a record time of 6 minutes and 47.3 seconds, and an average speed of 184 kph, even Porsche was surprised with the results; 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”.
Not just a one-hit-wonder, drivers Lars Kern and Nick Tandy, both Porsche drivers, also broke the previously set record for road approved sports cars in their first attempts, and finished in under 6 minutes and 50 seconds. 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”.
The Porsche 911 GT2 RS is the most powerful 911 so far, and celebrated its reveal at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last June, 2017. The 911 GT2 RS is powered by a six-cylinder biturbo with 700bhp, 553lb/ft of torque, weighing in at 1,470kg wet, and a 0 to 100kph time of 2.8 seconds. Top speed is measure at a blistering 340kph.