GT2 RS MR Slaughters Lamborghini Record at Nurburgring
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700 horsepower & 553 lb-ft of torque propel the twin clutch bomber to a top speed of 211 mph, but that’s just part of the story. Curb weight is a fairly light 3,241 lbs with a multi-link suspension that helps the 265mm front tires turn in immediately while the 325mm rears help put the power down to rifle off the corners.
6:47.30 was the time that took the crown from Lamborghini who held the record just Nordschleife this absolute flyer was set. It’s a staggeringly quick time when you remember that , a few years ago Horacio Pagani was bragging about the all carbon Zonda R race car doing the same lap time…with a giant wing and slicks. Porsche absolutely nailed it with this one.
Lars Kern shut all driving aids off for this attempt at the blistering record. Let’s just reiterate that one more time: this guy is absolutely mental behind the wheel with no electronic nannies engaged. He also set a record for the Panamera Turbo here which he described as being “the worst possible spec” to attempt the record in. What’s his secret? Accelerating in the Karussell is apparently one of them.
A lot of journalists will complain about how cars ride have been set up on the Ring, but when you stop and think about it, both these competitions are great. Back in the '60s, it was the horsepower wars, the '80s had turbos, and in 2018 we have the Nordschleife shootouts. These are the new benchmarks for who is kicking who’s proverbial rears and get people excited about the brand and what their cars can do. It’s great!
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Of course, this time isn’t going to stand long. Everyone is coming out with a new edition this or a special edition high horsepower version of that. I would bet this record doesn’t even stand by the Summer of 2019 before it’s beaten by another 3-4 seconds. We’re living in one of the best times to be into sports cars and one of the best manufacturers—for now—is on top.
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