911 GT2 could break Nurburbring record

911 GT2 could break Nurburbring record

The engine is based on the one now used in the 580-horsepower Porsche 911 Turbo S, but it’s been fitted with larger turbochargers along with some other power-boosting changes. The GT2 RS also has rear-axle steering for improved cornering. This is a system that, at low speeds, turns the back wheels slightly in the opposite direction of the front wheels for tighter cornering and, at higher speeds, turns them in the same direction for greater stability.

While Walliser says the company is still to set a lap time with the GT2 RS at the infamous German circuit, he’s given the best hint yet that the time could break the magic (for road cars) seven-minute barrier.

On the outside, the 911 GT2 RS sports large air intakes and outlets and a large imposing rear wing to improve its aerodynamics and down-force. The 911 GT2 RS ride on large, wide wheels with 265/35 ZR 20 tires at the front and 325/30 ZR 21 tires at the rear and standard Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes help keep everything under control.

The cabin is truly sweet. It has two deep-dish sport buckets finished with an open carbon weave and black leather that’s complemented by the burning red Alcantara accents. Now, the fact it is a race-bred ride does not mean it skimps on luxury — there is navigation and Porsche’s clever Track Precision app. It records a lap in real-time and overlays the video with data gathered from the car. This allows a would-be racer to parse a hot lap and pinpoint where to push a little harder.

911 GT2 could break Nurburbring record

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