Porsche has released a video of Jeff Zwart's record breaking run at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
Piloting the Luminox 911 GT3 Cup, Zwart set a new record of 11:31.1 in the 2WD Time Attack class. This beat the previous record, set by Rhys Millen, by 38 seconds and allowed Zwart to place sixth overall.
According to Zwart, "In my previous six victories - all in Porsche street-based turbo cars - I spent most of my practice time trying to tame the car to fit this difficult course; With this Porsche 911 Cup car, it was clear to me from the beginning that the car was challenging me to drive my best, and I went faster every time I stepped behind the wheel. Each time I thought I was asking too much from the car, especially when I carried maximum speed into one of those hairpins, the Porsche responded and challenged me to push even harder."
As you may recall, the 1,200 kg (2,646 lb) Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is powered by a horizontally-opposed 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine with 450 PS (331 kW / 444 hp). It boasts numerous aerodynamic styling tweaks (a wider rear body, a lower front spoiler, and a larger rear wing), a fully controlled catalytic converter, a racing exhaust system, and adjustable anti-roll bars.