Porsche has set a new lap record for road-legal production cars on the 20.8-kilometre Nuerburgring Nordschleife in Germany, in a 911 GT2 RS fitted with the Manthey Performance Kit.
The best time of 6:43.300 minutes was achieved on 14 June, with Porsche development driver Lars Kern at the wheel of the 700 PS (515 kW) 911 GT2 RS, it stated on its online site.
The new Performance Kit was developed as part of a close collaboration between Porsche’s engineers in Weissach and Manthey-Racing’s track specialists.
The plan was to beat the existing 6:48.047 road-car record. Kern achieved this with flying colours at the wheel of the 911 GT2 RS, beating the previous time by 4.747 seconds on road-legal Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tyres, at an average speed of 185.87 km/h.
“Our GT customers often use their cars on circuit, such as on track days,” says Vice President Model Lines 911/718, Frank-Steffen Walliser.
“The engineers at Manthey and Porsche have together developed a perfectly tuned package that allows the 911 GT2 RS to deliver even higher performance.”
Lars Kern broke the record despite high-summer conditions and a track temperature of 41 degrees.