39 Porsche 911 GT3 breaks cover with a sub 7 minute Nürburgring lap time

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The 992 generation Porsche 911 line-up is now complete - first it was the Carrera and Carrera S, which, despite having the same engine as 991.2 generation, surprised with excellent acceleration performance, followed by much anticipated 911 Turbo, again, setting new benchmark in straight line performance.

Now it is time for the naturally aspirated, track-focused GT3, which, for most people, is the signature high performance 911 flavor.

In keeping with Porsche tradition, GT3 launch is accompanied with officially verified and certified Nürburgring lap time effort by Lars Kern - Porsche's test driver, who managed a 6 minute 55.3 second lap time, improving on outgoing 991.2 GT3 RS by 1.1 seconds.

Judging by lap time, it is likely that eventual "RS" version will beat Lamborghini Huracán Performante, which used to be record holder at Nürburgring 3 years ago.

The gap to current record holder Mercedes AMG GT Black Series is, perhaps, a bridge too far for naturally aspirated Porsche and absolute track record will likely be targeted with theoretical turbocharged 992 GT2 RS.

3m ago by FastestLaps
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Aaron  2m ago

Lap record or not, this is a bloody good car.


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gegt  3m ago

would be nice if they let Hulkenberg to make an attempt. Just out of PR reasons


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hostboy  3m ago

A modern Porsche 911 generation lineup will never be complete without a GT2


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DodgeHEMI426  3m ago

I think with the Michelin Pilot Cup R-tires all new "records" need to be put into perspective if compared with lap times that were performed on normal Sport Cup 2- or Trofeo R-tires. Obviously it is all legit and I don't doubt the times but it is a proven fact that the same car is substantially faster on Cup R than Cup 2 (or also Trofeo R).

This is especially the case when people highlight the 17 second difference between the 991.2 GT3 and the 992 GT3.


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SpeedKing  3m ago

I'm hanging out to see how fast the Huracan STO will be at the Nurb. My guess is that it could very well beat the Merc AMG GT Black record lap there...


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mameson  3m ago

Good