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. Porsche, the company that absolutely cares about ‘Ring times, could not put up with the injustice of seeing another automaker take their hard-earned record from them. So, just like the last time when the 911 GT2 RS was codenamed “Project 727” after the target lap time they needed to set to take this record back from the Nissan GT-R, Porsche whipped out a brand new 911 GT2 RS. This time, Porsche Head of Motorsport and GT Cars Frank-Steffen Walliser said they weren’t aiming to beat Porsche’s own 918 Spyder hypercar’s 6:57.0 lap time or set a new record, but just happened to do so: 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 model ever built. Ah, yes. There’s no better way to rub it in everybody’s faces that you just stomped their hard-fought record into the ground by… [Read full story]
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