Earlier this year, Lamborghini managed to snatch the title of fastest production car around the Nurburgring in the Aventador SVJ from the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. Now, the German marque has returned to the Green Hell in order to take the title back with the new 911 GT2 RS MR. Built in cooperation with Manthey-Racing, the GT2 RS MR managed to set a new record lap time of 6:40.3, with Porsche claiming it the ‘fastest road-legal sports car on the ‘Ring’.
For reference the GT2 RS MR managed to beat the SVJ’s time by 4 seconds and the standard GT2 RS by almost 7 seconds. In order to take things further, Porsche engineers used their engineering know-how from the 911 RSR and the GT3 R race cars and applied it onto the vehicle. Meanwhile, Manthey-Racing used their experience on the Nurburgring-Nordschleife to make it faster around the 20.6-km track.
Porsche didn’t specify the modifications made to the car but did say development was focused on ‘chassis and aerodynamics’ and . More so, the extra equipment will soon be offered by as a new performance kit for club sport and track day events. From the looks of it however, it got new canards up front and a restyled rear wing. Inside, only a racing bucket seat was added for driver safety and did not provide weight benefits.
Behind the wheel during the record run was Porsche test driver Lars Kern. The same driver who set the GT2 RS lap record back in 2017.
“The drive was great fun. 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,” said Kern.