Porsche smashes production car lap record at the Nürburgring

Porsche smashes production car lap record at the Nürburgring

by Pranali Mehta

Porsche has reportedly announced that a Porsche 911 GT2 RS has smashed the Nürburgring lap record for production car by 4.747 seconds. According to reports, the 911 GT2 RS has brought down the new time to 6 minutes 43.30 seconds with an average speed of 115.5 miles per hour. The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series previously held the record.

Lars Kern, a Porsche works driver who is getting more and more involved with the company’s Nürburgring activities, was the man on the steering. Kern previously performed in a Panamera lap record attempt and even the 2021 992 GT3 run.

The GT2 RS, which set the new lap time, was sporting the Manthey Performance Kit, which included modifications to the chassis, brakes, and aerodynamics, all of which were built specifically for the GT RS2.

The Manthey kit includes additional flaps on the front spoiler, carbon underbody and extra air guide elements around the front wheels. The car was also fitted with lighter magnesium alloys from the RS's Weissach Package (which cuts over 11.4kg in weight). At the rear of the car, the kit featured a redesigned spoiler, a reworked diffuser, and wheels with aerodiscs.

Vice president of the 718 and 911, Frank-Steffen Walliser, stated that the company’s GT clients frequently utilize their vehicles on the racetrack, like during track days. Manthey and Porsche’s experts have worked together to create a precisely tuned combination, that allows the 911 GT2 RS to offer greater performance.

Manthey has had a good month, having won the Nürburgring 24 Hours as Porsche's factory-supported race organization earlier in June, marking Porsche's 13th triumph at the endurance classic.

The Manthey Performance Kit, which has already been on sale throughout Europe, will be made available in the United Kingdom to order in the near future.

Source credit: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/porsche-breaks-nurburgring-production-car-lap-record

Pranali Mehta

A chemical engineer by qualification, Pranali Mehta dutifully walked down the slated path and worked in a chemical firm for a year. Her passion for writing however, pushed her into experimenting with the same as a career. With over three years of experience in content writRead more...