The latest mega 911 heads to the Nurburgring, returns with a Huracan-humbling lap
Wow. If you can watch the video of a GT2 RS lapping the Nurburgring Nordschleife 12 seconds faster than a 918 Spyder and not be totally staggered, then you might want to check for a pulse. This is a crazy lap, the speeds recorded absolutely barmy and the composure shown by both car driver truly extraordinary.
Course it was doing more than 200mph down here
Six minutes and 47 seconds means the GT2 is not only brisker than the hybrid hypercar, but also five seconds ahead of the Huracan Performante - the goalposts move again! It's difficult to put such a time in context, but consider this for a start: the RS has lapped the Nurburgring a minute - a minute! - faster than the Golf GTI Clubsport S, the fastest front-wheel drive car there and a vehicle that's already lapped quicker than a 997-era 911 3.6 GT3. Madness.
Driving duties for this record attempt were taken on by Lars Kern, although Nick Tandy was involved too; indeed both clocked up more than one lap below 6:50, with the record lap requiring an average speed of 184.11km/h. That's 114mph...
that is ludicrous! especially considering its only RWD! wow. balls of steel required
numtumfutunch27 Sep 2017
Staggering - major respect
stuckmojo27 Sep 2017
bloody hell, the 100kph - 250kph acceleration!
rtz6227 Sep 2017
Spectacular, stunning, super-impressive. But whilst I'm using words beginning with 'S' I can't help but bring up 'Stefan Roser' and the Yellowbird; as fast as the GT2 RS is it just doesn't store my custard like Herr Roser did. Perhaps it's the nonchalant way he threw in arms full of oppo or his sartorial elegance, dancing on the pedals in jeans and loafers...? Magnificent effort for the GT2 RS, and just when we thought that lap times couldn't get much quicker.