2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Reportedly Lapped The Nurburgring In Under 7 Minutes

Porsche has booked the Nurburgring Nordschleife to attempt setting a new lap record for the 991.2 GT3 RS and according to the latest info, they’ve managed to go under the 7-minute barrier.

Bridge-to-Gantry cites observers close enough to see the pitlane, reporting that a bright green Weissach-equipped GT3 RS has managed to set not one but three fast laps that are comfortably under 7 minutes, and the fastest of which to be around 6min and 56 seconds.

If this is true then the latest iteration of the GT3 RS is not only stunningly fast around the iconic track but is also just nine seconds off the lap time set by the much more powerful 911 GT2 RS.

What’s more, Porsche will have another opportunity to improve the 991.2 GT3 RS’s lap time this week. XThiloX posted a video showing the bright green test car lapping the Nurburgring today.

The latest version of the mighty 911 GT3 RS is powered by a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six engine, producing 512hp (520PS) and 346lb-ft (468Nm) of torque. Paired to a standard seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, the new GT3 RS is capable of a 0-62mph (100km/h) in 3.2 seconds and of a 193mph (312km/h) top speed.

  • Reckoning Day

    Chevy……….

    • Shahul Usman

      better bring out that ZR1 chevy.. bet the gt3rs for $75k less…with a 3 pedal manual transmission

      • donald seymour

        Sorry to break it to you, but it doesn’t come with a manual. That’s the GT3.

        • Shahul Usman

          I mean.. I was talking about the ZR1..which does come in manual

          • donald seymour

            Oh, okay cool. Gotcha.

          • Reckoning Day

            Oh does it ??? -Z06 owner.

  • Honda NSX-R

    Weissach package ftw

  • Meh, I mean Walter Rohrl himself said Porsche did this because of customer demands.

  • Six_Tymes

    most impressive no doubt there. but for the $ this awesome machine costs, I would expect it to.

  • Vassilis

    The noise!

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