set a new lap record for road-legal production cars on the 20.8-kilometre
Nuerburgring Nordschleife in a 911 GT2 RS fitted with the Manthey Performance
Kit. The best time of 6:43.300 minutes was achieved on June 14, with Porsche
development driver Lars Kern at the wheel of the 700PS 911 GT2 RS. The new
Performance Kit was developed as part of a close collaboration between
Porsche's engineers in Weissach and Manthey-Racing’s track specialists.
plan was to beat the existing 6:48.047 road-car record. Kern achieved this with
flying colours at the wheel of the 911 GT2 RS, beating the previous time by
4.747 seconds on road-legal Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tyres, at an average
speed of 185.87 km/h.
GT customers often use their cars on circuit, such as on track days,” says
Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President Model Lines 911/718, adding that “The
engineers at Manthey and Porsche have together developed a perfectly tuned
package that allows the 911 GT2 RS to deliver even higher performance."
Kern broke the record despite high-summer conditions and a track temperature of
41 degrees. “The 911 GT2 RS sticks to the track like glue with the Manthey
Performance Kit. You feel as if you’re in a racing car, especially on faster
corners. It is truly breath-taking how the car puts its 700PS down, and how
incredibly well it brakes while always remaining easy to control,” says Kern.
Manthey Performance Kit from Porsche Tequipment consists of chassis,
aerodynamic and brake components specially developed for the 911 GT2 RS. It
also includes the Weissach Package's light magnesium alloy wheels.
this stage, the circuit-focused Porsche Tequipment components are available at
Porsche Centres in Europe. The roll-out in other markets is planned in due
course, depending on country-specific requirements.
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