The updated Porsche 991.2 911 GT3 RS may have lapped the Nurburgring in under 7-minutes, putting it within striking distance of some of the world’s fastest supercars.
According to the Nurburgring experts over at Bridge to Gantry, Porsche has been running industry pool sessions in a green Weissach Package-equipped 911 GT3 RS all month. This past week, the green colored Porsche was observed doing a slow lap before the driver stepped on it for three consecutive full speed laps, all of which were allegedly under the 7 minute mark. The fastest of these laps reportedly clocked in at 6 minutes and 56 seconds, which would make the Weissach Package 911 GT3 RS just nine seconds a lap slower than the record-breaking 911 GT2 RS.
Bridge to Gantry also reports that Chevrolet’s Corvette ZR1 test cars have yet to break the 7-minute barrier. In fact, it seems as though the ZR1 is struggling on the Nordschleife, setting an alleged lap time of 7 minutes and 11 seconds. That’s decidedly faster than the C6 Corvette ZR1, which set a lap of 7 minute and 19 seconds, but nowhere near as fast as competitors from Porsche, Lamborghini or even Dodge. Videos taken during this industry pool sessions square with this intel. In the video embedded above, the green 911 GT3 RS is clearly the fastest of the three 911 GT3 test cars putting in laps. Additionally, the white Corvette ZR1 is visibly slower than the 911 GT3 and appears to be struggling for grip through some of the faster corners. Maybe Chevy is still working some of the kinks out of the ZR1’s setup.
We eagerly await onboard videos from both of these lap record attempts, and we’ll be sure to share them with you when (or if) they are released.
[Source: Bridge to Gantry]
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