The New Porsche 911 GT2 RS Has Smashed the Nurburgring Record
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The New Porsche 911 GT2 RS Has Smashed the Nurburgring Record

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You read the title correctly: the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS is now the fastest road-going car around the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit.

See the On-Board Video of the Record Lap Below

When putting together our 2018 Exotic Car Buyer’s Guide issue, we had an internal discussion about what car should be the “Track Car of the Year.” I opted for the Lamborghini Huracan Performante, considering it was the fastest car around the Nurburgring. One employee, we’ll call him Nick because that’s his real name, kept on saying it needed to be the new GT2 RS. Nick insisted that the GT2 RS could be the Performante around Nurburgring.

Well, here we are with an official release from Porsche saying that the 2018 911 GT2 RS has completed the Nürburgring Nordschleife in just 6 minutes and 47.2 seconds. That’s just under 5 seconds quicker than the Performante (6:52.01). What’s more, Porsche ran the circuit with two different cars and two different drivers, and each lap was consistent with the last.

Eugen Oberkamm (Director Motorsport – Development Complete Vehicle), Andreas Preuninger (Director GT Model Line), Lars Kern (Porsche Test Driver) and Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser (Vice President Motorsport and GT-Cars) after the record lap at the Nurburgring Nordschleife.

Congratulations to Porsche and the drivers, Lars Kern and Nick Tandy.

P.S. – We picked the right car for “Track Car of the Year,” and I admit I was wrong. But I couldn’t be more happy with being wrong.

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