The Porsche 911 GT3 RS has set a new record on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit in Germany, since Porsche works race driver Kévin Estre set a lap time in 6:56.4 minutes – 24 seconds faster than the previous 911 GT3 RS. This means that the 911 GT3 RS is now the third production vehicle to lap the track in less than seven minutes, following the 918 Spyder and the 911 GT2 RS.
“No other Porsche model gets as close to racing as the new GT3 RS,” stated Frank Steffen Walliser, Vice President Motorsport and GT Cars. “Many innovative ideas from top-level motorsport were transferred; for example, from the 911 GT3 R. This is what our philosophy for GT models is about: Highest technology must be fascinating but tangible. In this regard there is no harder test for our ideas than the Nordschleife.”
The Porsche 911 GT3 is powered by a 4.0L naturally aspirated flat six-cylinder engine with 520 horsepower and 346 lb-ft. of torque For the test, the 911 GT3 RS was equipped with Michelin Pilot Sport tires, which can be purchased for either the 911 GT3 RS and 911 GT2 RS. The 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS reaches 62 mph in 3.2 seconds.