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Porsche 911 GT2 RS Nurburgring record is at risk of being crushed by Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

Late last year, on September 20, Porsche took the 911 GT2 RS to the Nurburgring in attempt to take down the lap record for the fastest production car around the ‘Ring, finishing in 6 minutes and 47.3 seconds. Now, it looks like its record could be broken again soon, this time by Lamborghini’s up and coming Aventador Superveloce Jota (SVJ). So does it have the goods to surpass the already impressive record?

We have been seeing a lot of spy shots of the said model as it is being tested in Sant’Agata Bolognese at the Green Hell but it looks like Lamborghini was there for another reason. According to those who witnessed it, the naturally aspirated V12 supercar managed to lap the ‘Ring in 6 minutes and 54 seconds or 6.7 seconds slower than the Porsche. However, they made it clear that the track conditions were less ideal then.

When the new Lamborghini attempted its run on the Green Hell, a number of other automakers were out on the track, so traffic was indeed a factor that affected its results. Aside from that, there was a section of the circuit that had a few cones, and this also took their toll on the SVJ’s lap time. But even with all the obstacles and the imperfect conditions, it was still able to finish in 6:54, which is a striking result. This probably means that in ideal conditions, the hardcore Aventador will drop below the 6:50 mark. Therefore, there’s a good chance for it to beat the Porsche 911 GT2 RS’s record.

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2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS breaks Nurburgring RWD record with 6:47.3 lap time [w/video]

The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS is now the fastest, undefeated king of the ring for having settled a new record at the Green Hell - at least with regards to rear wheel drive road legal cars lately. The objective was to set a new record in Nurburgring-Nordschleife’s 20.6 km (12.8m) course for less than seven minutes and five seconds. Porsche instead proved it can do so much better by beating the record and being faster by 17.7 seconds.

Porsche factory test drivers Lars Kern from Germany and Nick Tandy of Great Britain made the new record on September 20 for beating the previous 6:52.01 minute log. Using two different Porsche 911s, both drivers took off, each making 5 laps all in less than six minutes and fifty seconds. Eventually, German driver Lars Kern made the fastest lap by reaching the finish line with a very impressive 6:47.3 recorded minutes. Kern runs at an average speed of 114.4 miles per hour (184.11 kph).

Kern’s excellent performance aboard the 911 GT2 RS defies the Porsche 918 Spyder by nearly ten seconds. This happened four years after Marc Lieb, also from Porsche, achieved a lap record of six minutes and fifty seven seconds on September 4th, 2013. In short, we now confirm that the 911 GT2 RS is faster than the 918 Spyder by at least ten seconds.

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2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS takes the spotlight at Goodwood

Last month, we witnessed the reveal of the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS at the E3 video game expo. It was a surprise for many to see it at that event instead of an auto show, but everybody was ecstatic to finally see the actual model after countless spy shots, reports, and previews. And again, it attended this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, with more power, and complete specs to share with us.

The 690 horsepower (515 kilowatts) and 553 pound-feet (750 Newton-metres) of torque that the supercar produces comes from the 3.8-liter, flat-six engine the same as the 911 Turbo S. The engine has been paired with large turbochargers and extra cooling system, and only weighs a total of 3,241 pounds (1,470 kilograms) when the gas tank is filled. The newly revealed Porsche 911 GT2 RS is way more powerful than its predecessor which was down by 79 horsepower (59 kilowatts) and 37 pound-feet (50 Nm) of torque.

With that engine found under its hood, the 911 can sprint from 0 to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in just 2.7 seconds, and a few milliseconds to get to 62 mph (100 kph). It has this ability to max out at 211 mph (340 kph). Paired to that engine is a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic gearbox that gives power to the 21-inch rear wheels. The new extra-light titanium exhaust system is in charge of its loud roar, this upgrade is 15 pounds (6.8 kg) lighter than what the 911 Turbo had.

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Limited edition 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS is now totally sold out

The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS that made its debut not so long ago at the E3 video game expo in Los Angeles has already been sold out according to reports. That’s surprisingly quick and highly impressive for the 700-horsepower (521 kilowatts) sports car. It sold so fast that you probably didn’t even have enough time to consider it.

AutoBild says that Porsche’s plan is to produce 1,000 units of the 911 GT2 RS, and that every single one of them had already been accounted for. The company did mention that some of those examples will be reserved for 918 owners, as they get priority access to this model. Apparently, the 911 GT2 RS has a starting price of €260,000 or €289,000 in Europe. Deliveries will begin by fall this year. However, the company has not confirmed any of these details shared to us yet.

To make a more aggressive vehicle, the sports car has been provided with an aero package that is noticeable in the front and rear fascia - with a wide body kit as well as a massive rear wing. Throughout the inside the cabin, you’ll find carbon fiber trimmings, and to keep the weight down, a set of lightweight wheels has been put in.

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The E3 video game expo this year isn’t just about video games. During last weekend’s expo at Los Angeles, Porsche surprised many with the new 911 GT2 RS. Not only does it look visually stunning in person, but it left people talking about the car’s horsepower.

Before it made its appearance, we heard rumours that the new 911 would be producing more than 640 horsepower. But during the event, it was confirmed by Automobile Magazine that the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS can produce 700 horsepower (521 kilowatts) and 553 pound-feet of torque (749 Newton-metres), as they were one of the first few to hitch a ride in the sports car. However, Porsche does not confirm the publication’s statement and calls it a “speculation”.

Whether that is true or not, what we know is that the power comes from a 3.8-liter biturbo inline-six. In just 2.9 seconds, the 911 GT2 RS can speed up to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour), and it has a top speed of 212 miles per hour (341 kilometers per hour). And for the record, the RS only weighs 3,306 pounds (1,500 kilograms). Supposedly.

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If you want to channel your inner speed freak, then this modified E92-generation M3 might get your senses tingling with excitement. Whether you intend to take it for a highway cruise or do laps at any nearby racetrack, this may serve as good news to you.

G-Power, a notable German car tuning manufacturer, worked its magic on the BMW M3 and unleashed the sports car's full potential by further customizing the vehicle and creating the road legal speed monster with the moniker "M3 GT2 S Hurricane". We do agree with this storm reference as a perfectly valid description.

With this BMW M3 GT2 S Hurricane, G-Power has proven to everyone once again at how it has mastered tuning the sporty line-ups of the German automaker models, further confirming why it is the ideal partner for someone who hopes to produce a professional Clubsport car. The German tuning company revamped the M3's already outstanding V8 powertrain standard.

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In 2012, a GT2 version of Bentley’s top-selling Continental will be launched, according to an Auto Express report. However, new chief Wolfgang Durheimer has yet to confirm if the GT2 will use the current W12 engine or the new twin-turbo V8 that’s due in 2012. At 2,200kg, this model is lighter than the standard GT by at least 200kg. It has an output of 650bhp, almost 100bhp more than the regular coupe.

As a result, the vehicle can accelerate from a standstill to 60mph in less than four seconds. It can reach a top speed that exceeds 200mph.

It is believed that both engines are being tested as the two of them can deliver over 600bhp. Sources said that this limited edition would be the fastest and most powerful road car from Bentley. In addition, the sources said that the GT2 is the first Continental to get rid of the four-wheel-drive system.

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Techart’s version of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS delivers 710-hp and 664 lb-ft of torque, easily making it the most powerful car that it has ever built. The latest GTStreet offers an excellent performance and comes in an aggressive styling package that uses a lot of carbonfiber. A boost in power is the result of the use of Techart’s TA 907/T2.2 power kit, enabling the GT2 RS to run from a standstill to 62 mph in only 3.3 seconds and to reach a top speed that approaches 219mph.

On its exterior, we can see that the front bumper has a carbon fiber splitter and has an adjustable splitter built from polyurethane-RIM for extra downforce. The entire rear spoiler is built of carbon fiber while its rear apron has a carbon fiber diffuser.

In addition, Techart has its Noselift System available for the GT2 RS, enabling owners to make adjustments to the height of their Porsche by approximately 0.4-inches with just the push of a button.

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Porsche announced today that all the 500 units of the limited edition 911 GT2 RS were sold. As you may know already, the limited edition model was introduced back in August at the 2010 Moscow Auto Salon as one of the most powerful vehicles in its lineup.

Comparing it to the standard 911 GT2, the new car received a power boost of 90 hp and but it is also lighter than the standard model with 70 kilograms or 154 lb.

As expected, it carries a 3.6 litre six-cylinder boxer engine delivering a total output of 620 hp (a power-to-weight ratio of just 4.9 lbs (2.21 kg) per horsepower).

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The German tuning specialist Wimmer Rennsporttechnik Solingen is well known for transforming production vehicles into faster and hotter machines. Currently their car of choice is the latest Porsche 997 GT2 Biturbo which came with 680hp.

When Wimmer RS was finished with it the power output was already 680hp and 870Nm make the car as appropriate on the race tracks as it is on the streets.

This boost in potency was reached via a bi-turbo unit, enhancement of the popwerplant management in tandem with two optimized turbochargers from Wimmer, a bespoke sport exhaust system from Wimmer that comes with two 100 Zeller sport catalysts, cylinder head development, sport camshafts, and a sport clutch system.

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The Stuttgart-based Porsche specialist Gemballa Automobiltechnik GmbH & Co. KG has answered the prayers of Porsche users who are desiring a more powerful sounding sports car with a new exhaust system for the latest models 997 Turbo and GT2. The new exhaust system offers a remarkably strong audio all over the whole speed range.

It is likewise technically impressive since it is made from extremely light titanium alloys which is about 40 percent lighter than its stainless steel counterpart and can withstand extreme heat figures.

Since it offers enhanced exhaust flow and come with 200-cell catalysers, engine performance is improved by an additional 20hp (15kW) and 25Nm of torque.

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After few leaked photos, Porsche unveiled today the brand new 2011 GT2 RS, a hardcore version of their most powerful vehicle found on the market. What is really interesting about this car? Well, besides its impressive price tag of $245,000 and the limited production of just 500 units, the car is with 154-pound lighter (70 kg) using plenty of carbon fiber but also a new body kit.

The new vehicle has a total weight of 3,020 lb (1,370 kilograms) in road trim with all fluids on board. The kit consists of a redesigned front bumper, new side sills as well as a new rear wing spoiler in order to improve the handling at very high speeds. “Matte-finish carbon also graces the redesigned front spoiler lip and the 3/8th of an inch (10 mm) taller rear spoiler lip - which both enhance aerodynamics and provide extra downforce”.

The new car features the same 3.6-liter engine found on the standard version, featuring two variable turbine geometry turbochargers, but delivering 620 hp (a power-to-weight ratio of just 4.9 lbs (2.21 kg) per horsepower), with 90 hp more than the standard GT2.

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The initial photos of the Jaguar XKR racecar has been revealed by Rocketsports Racing (RSR). The racecar will join the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) GT2 category together with the classic 24 Hours of Le Mans race.

Later this year, the ALMS will begin its transition into a new global GT class based on the present GT2 regulations as the GT1 category goes into the racing books, and RSR will be present to take advantage with a all-new team and image.

The team will only participate for part of the 2009 season but will be prepared for a full-season championship next year.

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Switzer Performance's iteration of the Porsche 911 GT2 (997) – itself an overwhelming machine -- is fascinating, with a capability of delivering up to 911 hp (679 kW) of max output. To those who may be wondering, the extra 291 hp of output that resulted to the 911 hp figure is definitely not a coincidence. The Switzer GT2 R911S has everything that is offered in a P800 GT2 package and more.

Switzer’s P800 GT2 package allows the engine under the hood of the Porsche GT2 R911S to send over 800 hp to the rear wheels, when using race fuel. This is equivalent to around 50 percent more power than that of the Porsche GT2 RS. With more than 900 hp of max output in two and several racetrack-oriented revisions made, the new Switzer GT2 R911S can even make the Porsche GT2 RS disappear in its rearview mirrors.

Switzer reportedly installed its in-house massive intercoolers on the car. There was also a vague reference to racing fuel. Switzer's MONSTER intercoolers allow the engine of the Switzer GT2 R911S to deliver a consistent performance lap after lap.

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