Is the GT2 RS the new King of the 'Ring?

The new GT2 RS is the most hardcore, most powerful 911 Porsche has ever built. Equipped with a 3.8-liter biturbo flat-six producing 690 horsepower (514 kilowatts), the sports car can sprint to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in just 2.7 seconds, and continue on to a top speed of well over 200 mph (321 kmh). But one question remains: how fast is it on the Nürburgring?


Rumors have suggested that the GT2 RS could tackle a sub-seven minute Nürburgring run easily, but a new report could be the proof that we’ve been waiting for. Though unconfirmed, Bridge to Gantry suggests that the GT2 RS lapped the 'Ring in well under seven minutes, possibly even besting the Lamborghini Huracan Performante, which set a lap record of 6:52 earlier in the year.

Gallery: Porsche 911 GT2 RS Nurburgring

Two separate photos were taken of the GT2 RS during the run. The first was snapped at turn 13 (the first turn for the Nordschliefe), and the second was captured as the car came around the second time. 
According to the timestamps on the photos, less than seven minutes had passed between the two shots. Though not an outright confirmation, back in July Mark Webber confirmed that the GT2 RS hit 209 mph (336 kmh) at the Nurburgring, so a sub-6:52 lap time doesn’t seem out of the realm of possibility. 

For now, the Lamborghini Huracan Performante remains the record holder with a time of 6:52. The 918, meanwhile, maintains the lap record for all Porsches with a time of 6:57, while the fastest 911 is the current GT3 with a time of 7:12.7. We’ll just have to wait and see if the GT2 RS is indeed the new King of the 'Ring.

Source: Bridge To Gantry

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