Nürburg. With a time of 6: 43.300 minutes, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS is now the fastest production vehicle on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. Driver Lars Kern set the new best time with the 700 hp car. Porsche now takes first place in the “street-legal production sports car” category. Followed by the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series (6: 48.047) and the Porsche 911 GT3 (6: 59.93). The drive took place as an official Nürburgring record attempt. This guarantees a uniform standard for the manufacturers. Such a project is always accompanied by a notary who verifies the condition of the vehicle and the time it has stopped.
Lars Kern achieved the record on June 14th of this year, despite midsummer conditions and 41°C asphalt temperature. On the 20.8-kilometer-long Nordschleife, the vehicle from the Stuttgart-based brand achieved an average speed of 185.87 km/h. In view of the unique route with 73 corners and 300 meters difference in altitude on just one lap, this is an impressive figure. The vehicle has been optimized for the new record time with the Manthey Performance Kit and this version can be ordered from Porsche Centres in Europe. An important criteria: only vehicles that are available in the driven version and are sold in series for all customers can be listed in the category “street-legal production sports cars”.
How Lars Kern did on the Nordschleife with the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, everyone can see for themselves. The recording of the record lap from the vehicle's cockpit can be seen on the Nürburgring's YouTube channel.
Information on the official "Nürburgring record drives":
In general, the following principle applies: one route, a whole lap, one time - according to uniform standards. In addition to timing with calibrated measuring technology, official record attempts and attempts to achieve a lap time are always accompanied by a notary. In addition to monitoring the timing, the vehicle is also checked. The exact length of the route as well as the start and finish lines are precisely defined. A full Nordschleife lap with a flying start is driven and measured (20.8 kilometers).
The vehicle categories for record drives and official lap times of the Nürburgring are divided into different segments of the Federal Motor Transport Authority as well as specially defined special classes.