RE: Porsche 911 GT3 RS MR goes sub 6:50 at 'ring

RE: Porsche 911 GT3 RS MR goes sub 6:50 at 'ring

Tuesday 4th May

Porsche 911 GT3 RS MR goes sub 6:50 at 'ring

Not quite sold on the new 992? Manthey Racing has nearly pipped the GT2 with its take on the 991.2 RS



While all attention was focused on the launch of the new 992 GT3 last month, Manthey Racing quietly booked itself exclusive use of the Norschleife for two hours and sent the RS version of the previous model around the 20.8km layout. With works driver Kevin Estre behind the wheel, it managed a notarised time of 6:54.340 using the Nurburgring's official start-finish line. By the old 20.6km measure, it scored a 6:49.656.

Handily, Estre performed the same test in a 991.2 in 2018, and delivered a 6:56.4 - fully 24 seconds quicker than its predecessor had managed. The near 7 second improvement this time round was courtesy of the latest MR Performance kit, Manthey Racing's road-legal package which adds fully adjustable coilovers, the MR brake upgrade (including optional magnesium wheels) and considerable aerodynamic addenda - most notably that revised rear wing with its imposing side plates.

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The kit is based on the modifications Manthey made to the GT2 RS MR, which itself delivered a 7-second improvement over the 'standard' Porsche variant, recording a 6.40.3 in 2018 - a time that still stands as the quickest ever by a modified car. The fact that GT3 RS MR, admittedly on newer Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tyres but still with significantly less power, recorded a time just outside the official Porsche lap time set by Lars Kern in the GT2, will no doubt be gratifying to the Manthey team.

"We were impressed by how fast Kรฉvin was in our car," said Christoph Breuer, project leader for road cars at Manthey/PSZ. "I was pleased to see in the video analysis how relaxed he can drive the Porsche 911 GT3 RS MR fast on the Nordschleife. One of the goals behind the development of our performance kits is drivability. We aim to give our customers the confidence to get fast lap times safely."





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WCZ

Original Poster:

8,414 posts

159 months

Tuesday
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Was impressed with the gt2rs MR

Considering how expensive and developed the standard car was it was interesting how critically acclaimed the mr version was - Chris Harris saying that it made the standard cars suspension seem bad

Dave Hedgehog

13,116 posts

169 months

Tuesday
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WCZ said:
Was impressed with the gt2rs MR

Considering how expensive and developed the standard car was it was interesting how critically acclaimed the mr version was - Chris Harris saying that it made the standard cars suspension seem bad
and they have suspension for the GR Yaris via their sister company biggrin

epom

7,725 posts

126 months

Tuesday
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Probably the most expensive 7 seconds since Boris Becker's cupboard episode.

drpep

1,573 posts

133 months

Tuesday
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What a machine! One of the few instances where all the wings, scoops, winglets, and other addenda actually do something useful for the car's performance.

Great job Manthey - this thing is epic.

ZX10R NIN

21,067 posts

90 months

Tuesday
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If I had the money to buy one I'd make sure I had the money for these guys to fettle it.

The spinner of plates

14,987 posts

165 months

Tuesday
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ZX10R NIN said:
If I had the money to buy one I'd make sure I had the money for these guys to fettle it.
Agreed, they're a class outfit.

tommy1973s

737 posts

136 months

Tuesday
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We should celebrate these cars while we still can.

Terminator X

10,829 posts

169 months

Tuesday
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epom said:
Probably the most expensive 7 seconds since Boris Becker's cupboard episode.
Deserves a clap

TX.

Pookie123

760 posts

103 months

Yesterday (03:46)
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epom said:
Probably the most expensive 7 seconds since Boris Becker's cupboard episode.
Hat doffed bow

sege

233 posts

187 months

Yesterday (05:32)
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Hmmm I would buy one, and get the MR kit for it also, except for one problem. With me behind the wheel it wouldn't be able to do sub 6:50 at the ring. I'd be able to say that my car can go sub 6:50 at the ring, only...not with me driving it. I'd have to say, "this car can go sub 6:50 at the ring with Kevin Estre driving it." Which sounds a bit silly really. I think I'll stick to Forza.

wst

3,384 posts

126 months

Yesterday (18:12)
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I know Bellof's lap is in a different context that adds to the sheer quality of the performance/makes it hard to compare, but... it is fascinating to see otherwise normal road cars even in the same minute.


Terminator X said:
Deserves a clap

TX.
Agreed.

wst.

epom

7,725 posts

126 months

Yesterday (21:22)
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smile

Six Potter

5,143 posts

178 months

Impressively quick and looks very purposeful, enjoying the big wing. If I had the money...

Slippydiff

12,121 posts

188 months

epom said:
Probably the most expensive 7 seconds since Boris Becker's cupboard episode.
There was a point to "that" escapade (for Boris) however this latest iteration of Manthey's Porsche's fettling of the GT2/3/RS seems like the proverbial broken pencil. Herr Manthey must be laughing all the way to the bank.

As a former owner of several air and watercooled Porsche GT/RS cars, I can honestly say I find their latest GT products utterly cringeworthy aesthetically, and whilst I'd thought that the case with the 991 Gen1 GT3 RS, having seen a black 991 Gen 2 GT3 RS on the motorway recently, I now know they look completely ridiculous.

I'll take one of these and sleep easy despite the Uber-Beetle being a smidge quicker around what is to all intents and purposes a completely inconsequential ribbon of Tarmac in the Fatherland biggrin