The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS has set a new lap record around the “Green Hell” Nürburgring-Nordschleife for a road-approved sports car.
Porsche race driver Kévin Estre set a lap time of 6:56.4 minutes which was 24 seconds faster than the previous 911 GT3 RS model.
Frank Steffen Walliser, Vice President Motorsport and GT Cars, commented;
“No other Porsche model gets as close to racing as the new GT3 RS. Many innovative ideas from top-level motorsport were transferred; for example, from the 911 GT3 R. This is what our philosophy for GT models is about: Highest technology must be fascinating but tangible. In this regard there is no harder test for our ideas than the Nordschleife.”
Andreas Preuninger, Director GT Model Line, added;
“All four lap times of both drivers were below seven minutes and only tenths of a second apart. This proves not only the outstanding power of the GT3 RS, but also its extraordinary driveability at the limit. A perfectly composed overall system allows for highly dynamic performance even with a relatively modest engine power. For a driver, each of the car’s thousands of parts have to feel like one – that’s an unbeatable strength of the GT3 RS. And what especially delights me is how much fun Lars and Kévin had when driving that car.”
Have you got a spare 6:56.4 minutes to watch the onboard video of this 4.0 litre, 520 hp car ?
You must watch it!