Porsche 911 GT3 lap time at Nürburgring Nordschleife

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2021 Porsche 911 GT3 completed a lap of Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7 minutes and 4.7 seconds.

Track Nürburgring Nordschleife
Type flying start
Vehicle Porsche 911 GT3 (992)
Power / weight 510 ps / 1453 kg
Driver Christian Gebhardt
Time 7:04.740
Peak speed 284 kph (176 mph)
Average speed 175 kph (108 mph)
Air temperature 20 C (68 F)
Track temperature 31 C (88 F)
Air pressure 1022 mbar
Notes Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires
Submitted 05.05.2021 by Hoppelmoppel123
Source Sport Auto magazine (Germany)
Views 176

Reference:   Image of source Sport Auto - 6/2021

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SpeedKing  5m ago

Yet another example of the difference between Porsche factory driver Lars Kern 6:55.34 and Christian Gebhardt 7:04.74 for Sport Auto in the 2021 GT3 which is a 9.4 sec gap, pretty significant although i think Gebhardt is improving.


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FastestLaps  5m ago

9.4 over 7 minute lap is not bad at all. We are comparing against factory driver after all...

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SpeedKing  5m ago @FastestLaps

Yeah it's pretty good lap for him and the purpose for commenting is to inform peeps who are new to fastest laps, and don't know who these drivers are, as to why there's a significant difference between lap times in the same car :)

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196ss  5m ago @FastestLaps

As a rule, the difference between laptimes of Sport Auto and factory drivers for Porsche is usually less than for other brands, such as Mercedes, BMW, Lamborghini, etc.
This is explained, in my opinion, not so much by bias, but by more involvement of the automaker during testing.
Surely Porsche, along with the test car, send a couple of engineers who provide optimal settings for a particular track and monitor the overall technical condition of the car. Not all automakers bother with this.