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CarsPorsche 911 GT2 RS sets new production car lap record at Road Atlanta

09:51  29 march  2019
09:51  29 march  2019 Source:   motoringresearch.com

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Pobst previously set the production car lap record with the 911 GT 2 RS at Weather Tech Raceway Laguna Seca and Willow Springs International Raceway last year. Further showcasing the exceptional performance capability of the motorsport-derived 911 GT lineup, the Porsche 911 GT 3 RS recorded

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Porsche 911 GT2 RS sets new production car lap record at Road Atlanta © Provided by Motoring Research Ltd 2019 Porsche 911 GT2 RS sets Road Atlanta record Porsche has laid claim to another record with its 700hp 911 GT2 RS, notching up the fastest production car lap around the Road Atlanta circuit.

Covering the twisting 2.54-mile course in just 1min 24.88sec, the 911 shaved almost 1.7 seconds from the previous record.

This time of 1min 26.54sec was recorded by a Dodge Viper ACR in 2015, as part of an incredible 13 fastest laps achieved by the V10-powered supercar.

We imagine Porsche will be rather pleased with the result, given its North American headquarters are located just 60 miles from Road Atlanta.

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At Road Atlanta , the GT 2 RS laid down a 1:24.88 lap time; its 700 horsepower helped belt it down the track's front and rear straights, as well as up the hill after its first turn. Porsche says the record - setting 911 was unmodified and rode on Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires, and that it beat the 911 GT 3 RS 's

Gallery: Porsche 911 GT 2 RS Road Atlanta Record . Underscoring its enormous performance potential, the Porsche 911 GT 2 RS has set a new production car lap record at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta , completing the 2.54 mile road course in just 1:24.88 minutes.

Porsche 911 GT2 RS sets new production car lap record at Road Atlanta © Provided by Motoring Research Ltd 2019 Porsche 911 GT2 RS sets Road Atlanta record Racing driver and writer Randy Pobst was responsible for wrestling the GT2 RS to its latest lap record.

Pobst clearly has form with the car, using it to set new production lap records at both Laguna Seca and Willow Springs International Raceway in 2018.

To validate the authenticity of the lap times, Pobst shared driving duties with professional racing driver David Donohue. The son of motorsport legend Mark Donohue, David has taken time-attack wins for Porsche at the annual Pikes Peak hill climb event.

Porsche 911 GT2 RS sets new production car lap record at Road Atlanta © Provided by Motoring Research Ltd 2019 Porsche 911 GT2 RS sets Road Atlanta record Powered by a 3.8-litre turbocharged flat-six engine, the GT2 RS was the most powerful road-going Porsche 911 when first introduced in 2017.

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Porsche 911 GT 2 RS does it again, sets Road America lap record . The Road America site doesn't list fast laps for production cars , so we're not certain which record fell. The best we can tell, Dodge SRT set the former benchmark in 2011 a Gen IV Viper, crossing the line in 2:20.00 with factory racer

GT 2 RS has set a new production car lap record at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta , completing the 2.54 mile road course in just 1:24.88 minutes. motorsport-derived 911 GT lineup, the Porsche 911 GT 3 RS recorded an impressive lap time of 1:26.24 minutes at the same track and thus became

A seven-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox is standard, and allows a top speed of 211mph, plus 0-62mph in just 2.8 seconds.

Last year, a modified version of the 911 GT2 RS reclaimed the production lap record at the Nürburgring.

Although now officially out of production, Porsche has had to temporarily restart building the GT2 RS. The unexpected move came following the sinking of a ship carrying four of the £250,000 cars to customers in South America.

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