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McC-CocK McC-CocK 04/16/2018 - 02:46pm

2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Reportedly Lapped The Nurburgring In Under 7 Minutes

Porsche has booked the Nurburgring Nordschleife to attempt setting a new lap record for the 991.2 GT3 RS and according to the latest info, they’ve managed to go under the 7-minute barrier.

Bridge-to-Gantry cites observers close enough to see the pitlane, reporting that a bright green Weissach-equipped GT3 RS has managed to set not one but three fast laps that are comfortably under 7 minutes, and the fastest of which to be around 6min and 56 seconds.

If this is true then the latest iteration of the GT3 RS is not only stunningly fast around the iconic track but is also just nine seconds off the lap time set by the much more powerful 911 GT2 RS.

What’s more, Porsche will have another opportunity to improve the 991.2 GT3 RS’s lap time this week. XThiloX posted a video showing the bright green test car lapping the Nurburgring today.

The latest version of the mighty 911 GT3 RS is powered by a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six engine, producing 512hp (520PS) and 346lb-ft (468Nm) of torque. Paired to a standard seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, the new GT3 RS is capable of a 0-62mph (100km/h) in 3.2 seconds and of a 193mph (312km/h) top speed.

Credit to Carscoops for the story: https://www.carscoops.com/2018/04/2018-porsche-911-gt3-rs-reportedly-lapped-nurburgring-7-minutes/


And a video going into more detail:
https://youtu.be/8DvW9u8rMBg

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  • NavMan
    1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
    It's a great time to be alive when the cars at the GT3 RS's price point are delivering this kinda performance.
    • McC-CocK
      1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
      Completely agree!
      You an totally see why these things are sold out so quickly!
  • The Giffriend
    1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
    That's crazy fast for a GT3RS!
    When I was coming home today a white 997 GT2 just cruised by on the road!
    • McC-CocK
      1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
      Yeah, incredibly fast on track!
      I can't see the Pista catching the GT2RS with this perspective, you?
    • The Giffriend
      1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
      I kinda hope it did, but I'm not sure either!
    • McC-CocK
      1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
      Naaaah, not unless there were Ferrari shenanigans in my opinion
    • The Giffriend
      1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
      I would really like to see it without the shenanigans but you're right on that!
    • McC-CocK
      1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
      Pesky Ferrari Shenanigans!

    • The Giffriend
      1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
      Yeah!

  • forakzai
    1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
    Holy shit that's nuts
    • McC-CocK
      1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
      Should be an incredible bit of kit for the price point....considering its what, 100,000 less than a performante
  • FerrariCEO
    1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
    This is going to be good. Not going to beat the GT2 RS but good anyway
    • McC-CocK
      1 week ago 2 P-Nos Points
      Yeah, if it get's close like I think it will, what a bargain!
      I really like this car...
    • FerrariCEO
      1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
      True, haven't thought of that
  • McC-CocK
    1 week ago 2 P-Nos Points
    If true, this is seriously impressive for the price point of the car!
    I can't wait to see them out and about on the road