Porsche 911 GT2 RS Breaks Record At Pikes Peak

Porsche 911 GT2 RS Breaks Record At Pikes Peak

While Nobuhiro Tajima’s record-breaking run at Pikes Peak has been capturing all the attention after finally breaking the sub-1o minute mark for the first time ever, but another record was set at the famed Colorado mountain this weekend in something much more accessible to mere mortals.

Legendary Porsche shoe Jeff Zwart took a 911 GT2 RS up the mountain in 11:07.869, setting a new record for street legal cars. Zwart’s time was 6 seconds behind Rod Millen’s Hyundai Genesis Coupe race car, which took the overall win in 2WD Time Attack. Zwart noted that “we fell three seconds short of beating an all-out race car that is hundreds of pounds lighter with no street safety or emission equipment,” and felt confident that the record would stand for years to come.

[Source: Motor Trend]

  • Full Throttle Funk

    I was fortunate enough to be at Pike’s Peak on Sunday to watch this incredible event and the skilled driving of Jeff Zwart. Stood inchs away from the track as he zipped around mile 16 at Devil’s playground. What an amazing feat to make it up the 12.42 mile treacherous course in 11:07. Can’t help but think that the fact that two portions of race track were dirt last year and paved this year helped efforts to beat last years records. Next year the whole mountain will be paved before the start of PPIHC 2012. Bound to be a lot more records broken and more street legal cars entering the race. Would like to see a mid engine Cayman R attempt this run.