Porsche 911 GT3 R Chasing Mercedes-AMG GT3 on Nurburgring Will Get Your RPM High

Porsche 911 GT3 R vs. Mercedes-AMG GT3 Nurburgring Battle 5 photos
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We always keep an eye on the low-altitude flying that takes place on the Nurburgring, which means we can constantly bring you white-knuckle Green Hell battles. And the one we're here to show you tops almost everything before it, since we're talking about a rivalry that writes history as it unfolds, involving the racecar incarnations of the Porsche 911 and the Mercedes-AMG GT.
To be more precise, we're looking at a Porsche 911 GT3 R chasing a Mercedes-AMG GT3 on the infamous German circuit. The Porscha serves as the camera car and we have to mention that things get as tight and technical as possible.

And yes, the passenger door of the Neunelfer, if we may still call it so, does seem like it wishes to quit its job, but this often happens with racecars, so there's no reason to fret.

Since we're talking about a race here, the two missiles go from the Nordschleife to the GP circuit for a complete approach.

It's worth noting that the Nurburgring battle between Zuffenhausen and Affalterbach spreads way beyond the realm of track-confined machines.

In fact, the Porsche 911 and the Mercedes-AMG GT are currently engaged in a fight for the Nurburgring production car lap record. So far, the German athletes have been far from the 6:52 record of the Lamborghini Huracan Performante - while the quickest Neunelfer around is the 7:12.9 GT3, the Mercedes-AMG GT R delivered a 7:10 lap in a Sport Auto test.

However, Porsche is currently blitzing the Ring in the 2018 911 GT2 RS, with the wildest rumors out there talking about a lap time of 7:48.75. Given the fretting on the unofficial side of the Internet, we should see Porsche talking about the matter soon.

As for Mercedes-AMG, we've talked about a new range-topper for the GT, one that packs extreme parts such as a polymer rear window. However, given the prototype phase of the supercar, we'll probably have to wait until the second half of next year to get our hands on the V8 animal's details.

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