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New King of the Ring - Nürburgring 6:47.3 lap time

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  1. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    On September 20 2017, the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS took the title for fastest street legal sports car on the Nordschleife course.

    2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS - 6:47.25

    Beating the Lamborghini Huracán record by almost 5 seconds
    Beating the Porsche 918 Spyder record by almost 10 seconds
    Even beating the Radical SR8 LM's record of 6:48.28 that has stood since 2009 while other manufacturers just tried to act like they didn't exist.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nürburgring_Nordschleife_lap_times#Production.2C_street-legal_vehicles


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    Making it look easy and effortless in what might be the smoothest run I've ever seen





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    More pics and story:

    https://jalopnik.com/porsche-911-gt2-rs-drops-a-lambo-crushing-record-6-47-3-1818836412

    http://www.motorauthority.com/news/...-gt2-rs-sets-record-647-3-nrburgring-lap-time



    But still have to give credit to Radical for holding the title for over 8 years (even if no one wanted to admit you existed)
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    would plow..... into corners :)
     
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    I thought I remember hearing a couple years back they weren't gonna announce the records any more.

    Glad they are though.
     
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    jamesA I'm a gun addict now. VIP

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    I could watch that video a thousand times and still be enthralled by it every time.

    Looks like he had some cornering issues where he was squealing the tires. I can only imagine the time if this badass made a 100% run instead of a 99.8% run. Props to the driver.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    i think the trouble is that the start/stop on the ring is different for each record. although it is nice to see this record start and stop at the same point.
     
  7. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    I'd like to see the Nurbrgring have a car and do a "stars in a reasonably priced supercar”.

    Maybe every 2-3 years just switch up the car a bit. This would make an AWESOME show. It would need more than 30 minutes on cable, but something like 45 minutes on Netflix or Amazon would be awesome. Hell, I bet the car makers would have a death match for sponsorship rights and even pay for most of the production costs.
     
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    I have really been trying to resist trading the GTR on a used GT3 or Turbo S.. this doesn't help
     
  11. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    then you're going to hate this video

     
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