With 208 mph, Mark Webber claims that Porsche 911 GT2 RS has the fastest Nurburgring lap time

Article by Christian A., on July 10, 2017

During the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Frank-Steffen Walliser said that the 7th generation Porsche 911 GT2 RS is “all about sevens” with its 700 PS or 690 horsepower (514 kilowatts) engine that lets it run from 0 to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in just 2.7 seconds, and reach a top speed of 209 miles per hour. But with regards to taking on the Nurburgring, he asked for some time to check it.

The Porsche 911 GT2 RS has been given a 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine, which is what makes it a really fast car. Now, going back to the Nurburgring, we might have already gained some evidence of the sub-seven lap time.

During an interview between Mark Webber and Driving.ca, the 911 GT2 RS is said to have set a new record at the Green Hell. The car was able to hit 208.7 miles per hour (336 kilometers per hour) on the ‘Ring, making it the fastest car that has ever sprinted there. The present official record holder is the Huracan Performante with a top speed of 189 miles per hour (304 kilometers per hour). There’s a huge difference as it is 19 miles per hour faster than the Performante.

Now, if it can hit that high of a speed, then we can assume that the 911 GT2 RS is able to beat the current record holder among non-road-legal vehicles at the Nurburgring that is the McLaren P1 LM with a lap time of 6:43. Incidentally, the Porsche 918 Spyder had broken the record in September 2013, with its 6:57 lap time.

However, the GT2 RS has not been put to the test yet, and we have to wait for the time to come, like what Walliser said. But then, Walliser said that the supercar isn’t really about lap times, and it is also not about being the fastest car.

To give you some idea about its specs, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS weighs around 3,200 pounds. The engine produces almost 700 horsepower, and 553 pound-feet of torque, delivering power to the rear wheels. The said model comes equipped with 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels with ultra high performance tires in 265/35 and 325/30 sizes. Carbon-ceramic brake rotors are standard too.

If 3,200 pounds is not light enough for you, customers can go for the optional Weissach package that even reduces the weight by 40 pounds with the magnesium wheels that will replace the standard ones.

This is also the first ever 911 to wear the GT2 suffix since the short lived 2011 GT2 RS. The limited run 911 GT2 RS has a price tag of $246,000.

Source: Driving.ca

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