57 6:47 - Porsche 911 GT2 RS is the new "King of the Ring"

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Porsche 911 GT2 RS in hands of test driver Lars Kern set the fastest ever lap at Nürburgring Nordschleife - 6 minutes and 47 seconds.

This makes the new 700 horsepower rear wheel drive 911 not only fastest Porsche ever (beating Porsche 918 by full 10 seconds), but fastest anything with a numberplate to ever produce a verified time at the Nürburgring.

And nothing comes close. Some publications are referencing the the 6:45.9 time by Nio EP9 as the absolute lap record, but we at FastestLaps know very well that EP9 was and probably still is not road legal and their efforts at Nürburgring were little more than dishonest marketing campaign aimed at more casual enthusiast who can't be bothered to read the small print.

Full announcement from Porsche here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh8_2zQZ3xM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouRvFrIqmSg

1y ago by FastestLaps
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Jonnes Bays  10m ago

Incredible car. Just as many Porsche's before. This manufacturer never ceases to amaze.


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cosimo  11m ago

another angle for the crippled / short-sighted members

https://i.imgur.com/sk52vyC.jpg


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dddd  1y ago

I knew that this car would have an incredible performance level.

Congratulations to Porsche that they play in a proper way.

We will see whether Ferrari answers on apriopriate level with their 488 "SE"...



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sroser  1y ago

6:43 is still the record anyway.


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cosimo  1y ago

when you place the engine in the wrong end and ask your customers to grab the keys and go for a test drive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjcZxS_9Ipc

it must be more exciting in the 2wd where it could take off like an airplane and few seconds later drops down like a bomb causing a chernobyl disaster

https://static.businessinsider.com/image/5579dbebeab8eab37749d053/image.jpg


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cosimo  1y ago

918 will not be faster, it's just a stupid rumor sung by vw fanboys to make it look like this car cannot be beaten until its successor makes a debut in the coming years.

keep the jokes coming, this king of the zig around hotwheels track is just all talk with piss poor factory cars that are highly modified under the skin to achieve better lap times for youtubers to start their cheering followed by dipsh*ts on fl.


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A156  1y ago

So the fastest car on the planet has the engine on the wrong place? Even if we accept that Porsche engineers are superb, how did they manage to make 918 slower?


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Fastedee  1y ago

It has a fair amount of downforce but it's the mechanical grip and newly developed tires that do it. Really really puts the power down too.


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nala  1y ago

good grief how much more is possible from a 40 year old concept ?


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FreedaBees  1y ago

2018 Honda Civic Type R: $258,000 cheaper and only 56.5 sec slower.


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saxy  1y ago

The passenger seat is clearly there in the second video. Camera is pointing at driver side. The only thing missing is the console.
Bucket seat is for extra safety. Makes sense.
Gosh that discussing scum underneath must be feeling awesome lol


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cosimo  1y ago

another 911 with a missing passenger seat and a mysterious looking driver side bucket seat? lololol

https://vectortoons.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/creepy-clown-collection-3-001.jpg


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juggz  1y ago

A full carbon body Cayman with magnesium parts and that light 500hp v4 engine from the 919 hybrid would be something else.


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juggz  1y ago

Carrera GTS is the real MVP 69.16% more fuel efficient than a GT2 RS when that's only 8.97% faster around the ring no water injection required. Still the GT2 RS is faster and 8.29% more fuel efficient than a Huracan performante and doesn't have shit tread wear tires.


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FastestLaps  1y ago

Will McLaren respond or will they "pull a Koenigsegg" and be content with better p/w ratio and bigger horsepower on paper


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JAKUB  1y ago

and glad to see true petrol car beating all those electric "inventions"


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JAKUB  1y ago

stunning