We love the Nurburgring, that most absurd salute to motorsports insanity. It’s a wonderful place that tours 13 miles Germany’s Eiffel Mountains and even if we’re not necessarily “Porsche People” here at Roadkill, we can appreciate this effort. Porsche’s brand new GT2 RS, which has a pretty respectable 700 horsepower, set the production-car lap record at the Nordschleife, the full 13-mile loop, with a quickest time of 6:47.3.
Porsche, being ever the manufacturer of precision instruments—and thereby occasionally mystifying to Roadkill’s cut-once-oh-wait-i-didn’t-measure-first approach—pointed out that Lars Kern and Nick Tandy logged five laps under 6:50. All of those laps top the former record, set by the Lamborghini Huracan Performante (6:52.01). Look, we can tell you the numbers all you want; you really have to see and hear the car in action.
We’ve shared a lot of Nurburgring things here on Roadkill, like the privateer Viper ACRs trying to break 7:00, the Camaro ZL1 1LE’s insane lap, and more. We could ask you a silly question like “Do ‘Ring times matter?” or “Which ‘Ring car would you rather have?”
Instead, we’ll do something better: We’ll let you compare the Porsche’s lap with this one. This is our old friend Christophe Schwarz, who you may remember from the Olympia Express Dodge Charger story that was in Roadkill Magazine. Well, here’s Christopher flogging a HEMI-powered ’71 Plymouth Barracuda around the ‘Ring a few years ago. We might be biased, but we like this one at least as much as the GT2 RS video. And we like that one a lot.