2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Reportedly Sets 6:48.75 Nurburgring Lap Record

2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS on Nurburgring 6 photos
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The Porsche 911 prototypes blitzing the Nurburgring have been keeping us on our toes all year and it seems that the Neunelfer is ready to collect its Green Hell crown.
Yes, we're talking about the production vehicle lap time record. You see, despite the fact that the German automaker has fully revealed the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS, with the configurator now being online.

We've seen King Kong lapping the Nordschleife on countless occasions and the latest info on the topic talks about the 700 hp animal having lapped the Ring in 6:48.75.

The said chronograph number was mentioned by Edo Karabegovic, the man behind the Porsche-friendly Edo Performance German aftermarket developer and you can find it in a Facebook post.

And while we can't be sure this is the official lap time of the rear-wheel-drive special, the Neunelfer certainly has the potential to deliver such performance. For one thing, we'll remind you that Porsche's Mark Webber let it slip that the Rennsport Neunelfer managed to hit 208 mph on the track's main straight, a velocity level that tops those delivered by the current holder of the record, the 640 hp Lamborghini Huracan Performante (6:52).

For one thing, the quickest 911 derivative is currently the 991.2 GT3, which needs 7:12.7 to lap the infamous German circuit. Keep in mind that we're talking about a Neunelfer animated by a naturally aspirated 500 hp flat-six, while the GT2 RS mixes a 700-pony twin-turbo boxer mill with lightweight carbon parts delivered by its (optional) Weissach Package.

Until we get our hands on the official Nurburgring lap time of the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, you can check out a Racing Yellow example of the supercar doing its thing on the Green Hell below.

P.S.: Returning to the 911 assault we mentioned in the intro, we have to keep in mind that the Porsche is currently also testing the 991.2 GT3 RS on the Ring.

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