Porsche 911 GT2 RS picks up lap document at Street America


Street America is not essentially the most picturesque monitor earlier than the timber bloom, however the pavement nonetheless does its job, and that is all Porsche wanted.


First, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS set the production-car lap document on the Nürburgring Nordschleife (earlier than Lamborghini stole it again). Earlier this yr, Porsche went on to set a production-car lap document at Street Atlanta with the identical mannequin. Now, it is time to add one other lap-record notch to the hopped-up Neunelfer’s belt.

Porsche introduced on Tuesday that it has set the production-car lap document at Street America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The GT2 RS in query shoved its option to a 2:15.17 lap time, thanks partially to the talent of its driver, Le Mans and Daytona class winner David Donohue. The lap document was validated utilizing Vbox telemetry tools.

Whereas Street Atlanta had a production-car lap document to beat — the Chevy Corvette ZR1, particularly — Street America is slightly completely different. Porsche instructed me by way of e-mail that not many manufacturing automobile lap data have been set at this monitor. As a substitute, Porsche set its benchmark primarily based on a 2:17.04 lap {that a} personal GT2 RS proprietor ran final yr. Wielding the identical Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R N0 tires that it used on the Nürburgring, which can be found as an non-compulsory improve for RS-model homeowners, Porsche was in a position to knock about two seconds off that point.

The GT2 RS may be fairly rattling near a race automobile, however one have a look at the instances precise race vehicles publish round Street America, and it is clear why there is a delineation between total data and production-car data. In 2008, an Audi R10 TDI Le Mans prototype managed to lap Street America in 1:46.935. Even near-production GTC-class race vehicles can nonetheless lap within the 2:14 vary, which implies it is commendable how shut Porsche got here to assembly a race automobile’s lap time in a manufacturing automobile.

Then once more, even a fast look on the GT2 RS is all you want to understand it is no slouch. Out again lies a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter flat-six fuel engine, placing out 690 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. It’s going to attain 60 miles per hour in 2.7 seconds, and with sufficient flat floor in entrance of it, the GT2 RS will prime out at 211 mph.


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