Porsche 911 GT2 RS Reclaims The Nurburgring Lap Record

Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR

Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR

Little surprise then that Porsche have been attempting to take the record back.

The GT2 RS's chassis and suspension were modified specifically for the 12.9-mile Nordschleife circuit by a team of engineers from Porsche and the US-based Manthey-Racing, which fields 911 RSR race variants in the World Endurance Championship and manufactures aftermarket parts for Porsches in the US.

The lap itself was organized by both Porsche and Manthey-Racing and was set by Lars Kern on October 25. The GT2 RS's 700bhp 3.8-litre engine remained untouched from that in customer cars.

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Today, Porsche have confirmed that they were able to achieve a faster time for the Porsche 911 GT2 RS.

Behind the wheel was Lars Kern - the same Porsche test driver to snag the record in the standard GT2 RS - and we've no doubt the footage will show displays of incredible driving skill and commitment. "The drive was great fun", he says. For safety purposes, this particular vehicle also had a racing seat. I did not have to take any great risks to be fast. "It worked out first time though".

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