Porsche Reclaims Nürburgring Record
In April this year a 991 GT2 RS set a 6:56.4 minute lap time around the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, at the time taking the crown for the fastest lap of the ‘Green Hell”s northern loop by a road-legal car. That lap was quickly eclipsed by the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ with a time of 6:44:97, but with the help of respected tuner Manthey-Racing, Porsche has retaken the record. A GT2 RS, set-up by Manthey and driven by Lars Kern, set a time of 6:40.3 minutes in late October.
The lap took place on Thursday 25 October 2018 and saw Kern at the wheel of the 700hp GT2 RS MR set up for the Nordschleife by Porsche engineers and Manthey-Racing experts. The car was equipped with a new ‘performance kit’ from Manthey-Racing, which included modifications to its chassis and aerodynamics, the only alteration differentiating the road car from the record holding car was driver’s bucket seat.
“The drive was great fun,” said Lars 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.”