Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR is Fastest Road-Legal Sports Car on Nurburgring
The chase to break lap records on the Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit never stops and the latest is for the fastest road-legal sports car which has now been claimed by the Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR with a time of six minutes, 40.3 seconds.
Driven by Porsche test driver Lars Kern, the record was broken on October 25 using a series-production Porsche 911 GT2 RS fitted with a Manthey-Racing performance kit, which is comprised of an aero kit, coilover suspension, magnesium wheels, brake pads, Stahflex brake lines, and an additional water tank for the vehicle's intercooler water spray system. According to Manthey-Racing, the only thing that isn't road legal in the record-breaking car was a racing bucket seat in place of the standard seat as a safety precaution for the driver, "which brings no weight advantage."
"We kept our eye on the weather all day and thought hard about whether such a drive was possible. We would not have taken any risks if it was raining or if the track was slightly damp,” said Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, Head of Motorsport and GT Cars.
Supplementing the Manthey-Racing kit was the car's overall vehicle setup which was tailored to the circuit characteristics of the famed course.
"In this test drive, we simply wanted to assess the potential of the vehicle once more" added Walliser. "The result is quite impressive. It really is a fabulous time. This shows again very clearly the exciting possibilities of this sports car."
"The drive was great fun," said Kern. "The balance of the car is also very good with the new package. I did not have to take any great risks to be fast. But I only had one attempt because it was already getting dark. It worked out first time though."
"We are very proud," added Manthey-Racing CEO Nicolas Raeder. "It was a great challenge to make the already tremendously fast Porsche 911 GT2 RS even faster."