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.
While Porsche boasted a record breaking stint (for road-going regular production sports cars), it should be noted that McLaren’s P1 LM has likewise achieved an amazing 6:43.2 lap time not to mention the world’s fastest electric powered supercar, the NIO EP9 has reached the finish line in 6:45.9 also in Nurburgring. The only difference is that both the P1 and the EP9 are limited- production-run models. Nio just made a total of 16 examples of the EP9. In this case, they allotted 10 units for their clients while the remaining 6 was for the company shareholders. McLaren, as we all know,has only produced 5 examples of the street-legal P1 LM.
Porsche didn’t say how many examples of the 911 GT2 RS will actually reach the assembly line, but we bet it is going to be more than the number of units which Nio and McLaren has allocated for their EP9s and P1 LMs. If we heard it right, Porsche will be making at least 1,000 examples of the GT2 RS which will cost about 293,000++ in USD.
To date, the Lamborghni Huracan Performante stands as the Porsche 911 GT2 RS’ closest contender. Note that this has all occurred barely a year after Lamborghini’s Marco Mapelli had reached Nurburgring’s finish line with a record-breaking 6:52.01.