2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Becomes New King Of The Nurburgring

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2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Becomes New King Of The Nurburgring

Porsche has set a new lap record for street legal sports cars on Nürburgring-Nordschleife with the 2018 911 GT2 RS.

According to Porsche, the best lap time of 6:47.3 minutes makes the GT2 RS the fastest 911 model ever built.

The man behind the wheels of the record-breaking car was Porsche factory driver Nick Tandy, who completed the lap at an average speed of 184 km/h.

Unveiled in June at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed, the GT2 RS is powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbo flat-six engine which produces 700 PS and 750 Nm of torque, enabling the rear-wheel drive car to accelerate from 0-100 kmh in 2.7 seconds and top out at 340 kmh.

Just six months ago, the Lamborghini Huracan Performante lapped the Ring in 6:52:01, beating the record set previously by the Porsche 918 Spyder by five seconds.

And while many said that the Huracan’s time is almost impossible to be beaten by a street legal car, the 911 GT2 RS, in the hands of Nick Tandy did it beautifully, even to the surprise of Porsche itself.  

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