Porsche 911 GT2 RS bests Lamborghini

Porsche 911 GT2 RS bests Lamborghini

Oh, that’s precious. Y’all thought you could steal the “fastest road car on the Nürburgring” title from Porsche? Porsche, who lives just a short drive away? That’s cute!!! Porsche took back the record for the fastest street-legal sports car on the ‘Ring with a 6:47.3 lap time around the Nordschleife course.

(That is, depending on your opinion of electric-supercar startup Nio’s 6:45.90 lap time and its status as a manufacturer; the company hasn’t specifically claimed that mantle.) Either way, the 700-hp GT2 RS is ridiculously fast—it averaged more than 114 mph during its lap—and Porsche brought along a notary to certify the lap time. The run was made on the GT2 RS’s standard Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.

The GT2 RS’s record run took place on September 20 and was by no means a fluke. With Porsche test driver Lars Kern and factory racing driver Nick Tandy taking turns on the track, the car was setting times below 6:50 almost immediately. In the end it was Kern who set the fastest time. His average speed on the 12.8-mile lap was 114.4 mph.

Porsche’s most powerful 911 to date, putting out 700 horsepower, is now the fastest road-legal car with an official Nürburgring lap time. It also built the Radical SR8 LM, a purpose-built track car sold in incredibly limited quantities. It lags behind only two cars, according to Wikipedia — the NIO EP9 electric car (6:45.90), and the track-only McLaren P1 LM (6:43.22). It’s an incredible achievement, and one that Lamborghini will have a hard time topping.

2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

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