On September 20, Porsche set a new record for road-approved sports cars on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The Porsche 911 GT2 RS completed the famous 20.6 kilometre track in an impressive 6 minutes and 46.3 seconds, making it the fastest 911 of all time.
Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President Motorsport and GT Cars said, “At the start of the development process, we set ourselves a lap time target for the GT2 RS of less than 7 minutes and 5 seconds. The credit for beating this target by 17.7 seconds goes to our development engineers, mechanics and drivers, who demonstrated an exceptionally strong team performance. This result makes it official, the GT2 RS is not only the most powerful, but also the fastest 911 ever built”.
At the heart of this high-performance sports car is a 700-hp six-cylinder twin turbo flat engine. Weighing in at 1,470 kg with a full fuel tank, the lightweight two-seater accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds. The rear-wheel drive coupé has a top speed of 340 km/h and with its near-motorsport drive technology, the new 911 GT2 RS trumps its 3.6-litre predecessor by 80 hp and achieves a torque of 750 Newton metres (an increase of 50 Nm).
Watch the 911 GT2 RS make history at the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
Fuel consumption 911 GT2 RS: Urban in l/100 km (mpg) 18.1 (15.6); Extra-urban in l/100 km (mpg) 8.2 (34.4); Combined in l/100 km (mpg) 11.8 (23.9); CO2 emissions in g/km 269.
* Data determined in accordance with the measurement method required by law. Since September 01, 2018 all new cars are approved in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), a more realistic test procedure to measure fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions. You can find more information on WLTP at www.porsche.com/wltp. From 01 January 2019, all fuel consumption figures are shown as determined in accordance with WLTP. CO₂ figures will be shown as NEDC-equivalent values, as CO₂ based taxation will continue to be based on an NEDC value (derived from WLTP) until 06 April 2020. Fuel economy and CO₂ emission figures are only intended as a means of comparing different types of vehicles tested under the same test cycle. New WLTP homologated vehicles are therefore not directly comparable with any vehicles tested under NEDC.
Values are provided for comparison only. To the extent that fuel consumption or CO₂ values are given as ranges, these do not relate to a single, individual car and do not constitute part of the offer. Extra features and accessories (attachments, tyre formats etc.) can change relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics which may result in a change in fuel consumption and CO₂ values. Additionally, weather and traffic conditions, as well as individual driving styles, can all affect the actual fuel consumption, electricity consumption, and CO₂ emissions of a car.