Porsche fans wanting the fastest 911 ever made without making the workshop their permanent residence, look no further than the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. The road-approved sports car made history on September 20 when it took on the 20.6-kilometer (12.8 miles) Nürburgring Nordschleife, making it in a record time of 6 minutes and 47.3 seconds with an average speed of 184.11 km/h (114.40 mph). The monumental lap time not only surpassed the company’s set goal of 7 minutes and 5 seconds, but it also wiped the previous record for road-approved sports cars set by Lars Kern from Germany and Nick Tandy from the UK with the best timing of 6 minutes, 50 seconds.
The record was set by the final Porsche test driver, Lars Kern. And oh, in case you are wondering, the 700 horsepower car was rolling on Michelin Pilot Cup 2 tires when it did the feat. The now fastest and most powerful road-approved 911 premiered at the Festival of Speed in Goodwood in UK at the end of June. Coming in at 1,470 kilograms (3,241 lbs) and powered by a biturbo flat-six motor, which offers 700 ponies and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque, the 911 GT2 RS is capable of making the century sprint in a scant 2.8 seconds and touts a blinding top speed of no less than 340 km/h (211 mph).
The 2018 Porsche GT2 RS, btw, has 80 more horses and 50 Nm (about 37 lb-ft) of torque over its 3.6L predecessor. If what this car did pique your interest, you will be glad to know that you can acquire now for upwards of $293,200. Before you ahead and call you favorite Porsche dealer, you may want to watch the highlight of the proceeding in the video below.
And now, on with some lovely images of the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS which your hard-earned money can buy, courtesy of Porsche AG:
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