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Porsche sets new lap record for fastest road-legal car

Porsche set a new lap record for road-legal production cars on the 20,8-kilometre Nürburgring Nordschleife in a 911 GT2 RS fitted with the Manthey Performance Kit.

The best time of 6:43.300 minutes was achieved on June 14, with Porsche development driver Lars Kern at the wheel of the 515kW 911 GT2 RS. 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, 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,” said Frank-Steffen Walliser, vice president of the model lines 911/718. “The engineers at Manthey and Porsche have together developed a perfectly tuned package that allows the 911 GT2 RS to deliver even higher performance.”

Source: Porsche

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