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.
Porsche 911 GT3 lap time at Nürburgring Nordschleife
|Vehicle||Porsche 911 GT3 (992)|
|Power / weight||510 ps / 1453 kg|
|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)|
Reference: Sport Auto - 6/2021
|Porsche 918 Spyder||7:01.00||-3.7|
|Dodge Viper ACR||7:01.30||-3.4|
|Porsche 911 GT2 RS||7:03.00||-1.7|
|AMG GT R Pro||7:04.63||-0.1|
|Porsche 911 GT3||7:04.74|
|AMG GT R Pro||7:07.00||+2.3|
|BMW M5 Competition||291||+7.0|
|Porsche 911 GT3 (992)||286||+2.0|
|Jaguar XE SV Project 8||285||+1.0|
|M4 Competition Coupe||285||+1.0|
|Porsche 911 GT3 (992)||284 kph|
|911 Carrera GTS||282||-2.0|
|C 63 AMG S Coupe||280||-4.0|
|Porsche 911 Carrera S||280||-4.0|
|Porsche Cayman GT4||279||-5.0|
SpeedKing 5m ago
FastestLaps 5m ago
9.4 over 7 minute lap is not bad at all. We are comparing against factory driver after all...
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 :)
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.