Porsche has set a new production-car lap record on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife with the 2018 911 GT2 RS. While many said that the Lamborghini Huracan’s time is almost impossible to beat with a street legal car, the 911 did so beautifully, even to the surprise of Porsche itself. Porsche didn’t just shave a few milliseconds off the previous record, they crushed it by almost 5 seconds.
The GT2 RS’s record run took place on September 20. With Porsche test driver Lars Kern and factory racing driver Nick Tandy taking turns on the track, the car was setting times below 6:50 almost immediately. And then it kept lapping at under 6:50 for another four laps. When all was said and done, Porsche’s best lap time of 6:47.3 stood as the new production-car lap record.
And just to prove that they did it, Porsche released a full on-board video of the run.