New Carrera S posts a Nürburgring lap time identical to the (997-generation) 911 GT3.
In an interview with GoAuto.co.au Porsche 911 product director August Achleitner confirmed the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S (991) has posted a lap time at the Nürburgring of 7 minutes and 40 seconds.
That number is the same as on the 997-generation 911 GT3.
The Carrera S is powered by a 3.8-liter unit with an output of 400 PS (294 kW / 394 hp). The 0 to 100 km/h sprint takes just 4.3 seconds (4.1 with the Sport Plus function in the optional Sport Chrono package) and tops speed is 302 km/h (188 mph).