TThat new Porsche 911 GT3 RS Lap the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife in 6:49.328 minutes.
The latest 911 GT3 RS completed the 20.8 km main circuit in a full 10 seconds over the current 911 GT3 with Porsche brand ambassador Jörg Bergmeister.
Bergmeister, Porsche says, was heavily involved in the development of the new 911 series flagship.
Cruising at 285km/h on the racetrack, the 386kW road-legal high-performance sports car achieves a total downforce of 860kg – more than three times that of the 911 GT3.
The 911 GT3 RS was equipped with the Weissach package and optionally available Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires – size 275/35 R 20 at the front and 335/30 R21 at the rear. The new 911 GT3 RS completed the previously standard short lap in 6:44.848 minutes.
“The 911 GT3 RS delivered what it already promised at first glance – absolute excellence on the racetrack,” said Andreas Preuninger, Porsche’s director of GT cars.
“Considering the far from ideal conditions, with the long straight of the Döttinger Höhe and the cool asphalt temperature, we are satisfied with the times.
“The 911 GT3 RS is setting new standards for aerodynamics and chassis. Never before has a road car done so much motorsport.”
“We lost a bit of downforce due to the strong, sometimes gusty wind, but I’m still very happy with the lap,” Bergmeister added.
“Especially in fast sections, the 911 GT3 RS is in a league of its own. Here it is at a level usually reserved for top-class racing cars. The car is also setting new standards in braking.” Fast laps on the Nordschleife are great fun in this car.
The current ‘ring record for a production car is held by the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, which completed its lap in late 2020 in 6:48.047 minutes. Porsche’s own Taycan set the electric car record in August in 7:33.