A new report indicates the upcoming Porsche 911 GT3 RS has lapped the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7 minutes and 20 seconds.

A new report indicates the upcoming Porsche 911 GT3 RS has lapped the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7 minutes and 20 seconds.

Porsche's highly anticipated 911 GT3 RS has apparently completed a lap of the 'Ring in 7:20 which makes it a full 13 seconds quicker than the previous generation model 997 GT3 RS (4.0 version). If this rumor turns out to be true, it means the new GT3 RS is actually only two seconds slower than the more focused 911 GT2 RS (997).

Power is believed to come from an uprated naturally-aspirated six-cylinder 3.8-liter engine outputting as much as 500 PS (368 kW) in a body that should weigh less than 1,400 kg (3,086 lbs) whereas the regular GT3 has 475 PS and weighs 1,430 kg (3,152 lbs).

The diet will be possible by removing the rear seats and installing several body parts made like the roof, hood and fenders from carbon fiber reinforced polymer. In addition, the front seats could be borrowed from the 918 Spyder, Porsche's range-topping model which lapped the 'Ring in 6:57.

We will find out for sure if the lap time is true in less than three weeks as Porsche is expected to show the new 911 GT3 RS at the Paris Motor Show.

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Porsche 911 GT3 RS rumored to lap Nurburgring in 7:20