16 Porsche GT2 RS breaks Top Gear lap record

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The 991 Porsche 911 GT2 RS has managed to beat McLaren 675LT production car lap record at Top Gear test track.

Porsche GT2 managed 1:13.4, which improved McLaren time by 0.3 seconds, and now stands as the fastest production car lap time ever, assuming Caparo T1 and Ultima GTR 720 do not fit de-facto definition of "production car".

The Caparo T1 record of 1:10.6 stands since 2007, mostly because none of the recent track-savvy hypercars have been tested at the Dunsfold airfield. McLaren Senna in particular would be great challenger for the record, and I hope it does get featured in future TopGear episode, especially after triumphant appearance at Grand Tour Eboladrome where it managed to absolutely decimate previous track record, beating it by almost 4 seconds.

3m ago by FastestLaps
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Freedom Rider  1w ago

I agree with you, Dr. Cosimo...Maybe it was the same car they used to set the VRI lightning record of 2.37.8. If so, then it is a "specially" tuned Weissach (per Porsche officials). Whatever that means.


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dr. cosimo  3m ago

it turns out the car tested was a factory car with german plates, that should answer all your questions as to why it is on top of the list :)

good luck figuring out why they even bothered to send a factory car instead of using a rhd instead

 

lap time set with a different car

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...  3m ago

If the McLaren Senna beats the absolute track record of 0:59.0 from the Lotus T125 F1 car from 2011 (series 17 Episode 6), that'd be crazy!

 

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Tyrone1  3m ago

And ridiculous, it is nowhere close to that speed. Maybe a 1.10 is feasable or slightly under. But as fast as an F1? nope


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...  3m ago @Tyrone1

Well, it's possible it could happen (extremely low chance though), so who knows?


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Tyrone1  3m ago @...

If they retro fitted it with racing slicks it MIGHT get 1.05. Dont deluded yourself. There is a whole league of cars between the senna and an F1.


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saxy  1w ago

0:59 was a Renault F1 car.
A Senna GTR on racing slicks should beat a Zonda R even if the Zonda is still significantly lighter. But you’d get 1:07 tops I think. Every second faster gets significantly harder


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Tupadre  3m ago

Break the record? Really it is breaking record for only 0.3s vs old car lol


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Tyrone1  3m ago

To be honest, i am surprised it wasnt quicker. Less than half a second faster than a 675LT?


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FastestLaps  3m ago

I feel bad for Dr Cosimo. He will be even more edgy and more on-edge than usual.