Manthey takes 7 seconds off GT2 RS 'ring time

For those who need their really fast Porsche to be even more rapid, Manthey Racing is the company to visit. With no additional power, its Nurburgring expertise has created a 991.1 GT3 RS capable of a 7:10 lap (against 7:20 as standard), as well as a tweaked Cayman GT4 that took 13 seconds out of the normal car (7:29 vs 7:42) again with standard power. When you've won as much at the Nordschleife as Manthey has, it's clear you know a thing or two about getting a Porsche around the circuit pretty damn quick.

Now comes news of the latest fast-Porsche-made-faster; a GT2 RS with MR's latest range of aero and chassis tweaks has lapped the Nordschleife in 6:40.3, against 6:47.3 for the standard car. Seven seconds might not seem huge on a track that long, but when the 2 RS represents the very pinnacle of Porsche Motorsport's road car programme it's some achievement. Behind the wheel for both of those laps was Lars Keen, too, so there can't be any suggestion of a quicker driver this time around.

There isn't yet a huge amount of detail available on just want Manthey has done, there simply being mention of "targeted modifications" in "the areas of chassis and aerodynamics", with the kit supplemented "by an overall vehicle setup tailored to the circuit characteristics of the Nurburgring Nordschleife." That might make it sound like an undriveable race car with numberplates, but don't forget how good some cars with a 'ring setup are on the road - see Golf Clubsport S - and Manthey also stated that suitability for road driving was focused on "at all times."

Sounds like one heck of an upgrade, then. In fact the only thing that seems to be missing at the moment is a video of the 6:40 lap, so keep your eyes peeled for that very soon. Should a 700hp 911 RS made even more circuit focused sound right up your street, the MR kit is available to order now.


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  • Leonardo101 02 Nov 2018

    Does anyone care about pointless ring times!

  • J4CKO 02 Nov 2018

    Its a performance car website and the Nurburgring has become a standard yardstick for comparing the performance of performance cars.

    It probably isnt relevant for say a Skoda Octavia diesel taxi but it is for a Porsche 911, especially one as focused as a GT2 with extra carbon sprinkles.

    I know Jeremy Clarkson decided it was pointless a few years back, but the fact manufacturers still keep going back suggests they put some value in it, at the end of the day it doesnt matter, all car racing is frivolous and utterly pointless by and large, but its fun and interesting, so thats why it has a point.

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  • Tomatogti 02 Nov 2018

    7 seconds might not seem like a lot? I beg to differ - that's a huge amount to take off!

  • CornedBeef 02 Nov 2018

    J4CKO said:
    all car racing is frivolous and utterly pointless by and large, but its fun and interesting, so thats why it has a point.

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