The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS just became the fastest production car around the Green Hell, Germany’s 13-mile Nurburgring Nordschleife track. It crossed the line with a time of 6 minutes, 47.3 seconds. It surpassed the next closest rival the purpose-built Radical SR8 LM, by about 1 second. It’s also faster than the Lamborghini Huracan Performante, the Porsche 918 Spyder, the Lamborghini Aventador, the Dodge Viper ACR and the Nissan GT-R Nismo. Quite a crowd, if you ask us.
The GT2 RS was able to accomplish the feat using a 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six making 700 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. The sprint to 62 mph (100 kph) takes 2.7 seconds, astounding for a two-wheel-drive car, and top speed is 211 mph. Making the record even more impressive, and legitimate, was that it was done on standard N-spec Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup 2 tires.
Nick Tandy and test driver Lars Kern got a shot the track
Both Porsche factory driver Nick Tandy and test driver Lars Kern got a shot the track, and it looks like Kern was holding the wheel when the stopwatch clicked for the record time.
We’ll get our turn behind the wheel of the 911 GT2 RS in the next few weeks, so stay tuned for a full review.