And just like that Porsche has swiped the Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record right from under Mercedes-AMG’s nose, with a 911 GT2 RS fitted with the Manthey Performance Kit.
As verified by a notary, and with Porsche development driver Lars Kern behind the wheel, the 911 GT2 RS managed a best time of 6:43.300 minutes, which is 4,7 seconds faster than the previous record that was achieved with a Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series.
The 911 GT2 RS, which was fitted with road-legal Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tyres, achieved an average speed of 185,87 km/h around the 20,8 km German circuit.
“The 911 GT2 RS sticks to the track like glue with the Manthey Performance Kit – you feel as if you’re in a racing car, especially on faster corners,” Kern enthused.
“It is truly breathtaking how the car puts its 700 PS (515 kW) down, and how incredibly well it brakes while always remaining easy to control”.
And we can only fully concur, having spent some quality time in a GT2 RS in Cape Town recently – and this you can read about in the July issue of CAR Magazine, which is currently on shelves.