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.