Two different drivers 'immediately' broke the standing 6:52 record and continued to raise the bar on five separate laps.Porsche has claimed to set a new Nurburgring record for street-legal sports cars, sending a 911 GT2 RS around the Green Hell in just 6:47.3.The achievement far exceeded the company's internal development target of seven minutes and five seconds, which would have fallen short of dethroning the Lamborghini Huracan Performante's record of 6:52 set earlier this year.
Two different drivers -- Lars Kern and Nick Tandy -- both 'immediately' broke Lamborghini's benchmark and completed five separate laps under 6:50.
The new 6:47 record was set under ideal track conditions, maintaining an average speed of 114.4 mph on the standard GT2 RS' Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.
"It's not just the record time achieved by the GT2 RS that demonstrates the vehicle's caliber, but also the consistency of performance in every lap," says Porsche's head of GT cars, Andreas Preuninger. "We're particularly proud of the fact that this was achieved with two different vehicles and two different drivers, as it underscores the ability of the GT2 RS to reproduce the record over and over again."