On September 20, Porsche set a new record for road-approved sports cars on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The Porsche 911 GT2 RS completed the famous 20.6 kilometre track in an impressive 6 minutes and 46.3 seconds, making it the fastest 911 of all time.
Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President Motorsport and GT Cars said, “At the start of the development process, we set ourselves a lap time target for the GT2 RS of less than 7 minutes and 5 seconds. The credit for beating this target by 17.7 seconds goes to our development engineers, mechanics and drivers, who demonstrated an exceptionally strong team performance. This result makes it official, the GT2 RS is not only the most powerful, but also the fastest 911 ever built”.
At the heart of this high-performance sports car is a 700-hp six-cylinder twin turbo flat engine. Weighing in at 1,470 kg with a full fuel tank, the lightweight two-seater accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds. The rear-wheel drive coupé has a top speed of 340 km/h and with its near-motorsport drive technology, the new 911 GT2 RS trumps its 3.6-litre predecessor by 80 hp and achieves a torque of 750 Newton metres (an increase of 50 Nm).
Watch the 911 GT2 RS make history at the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
Fuel consumption 911 GT2 RS: Urban in l/100 km (mpg) 18.1 (15.6); Extra-urban in l/100 km (mpg) 8.2 (34.4); Combined in l/100 km (mpg) 11.8 (23.9); CO2 emissions in g/km 269.