Video: Jeff Zwart breaks record at Pikes Peak with Porsche 911 GT2 RS

The fallout from this year’s electrifying Pikes Peak International Hill Climb continues to flood the web weeks after the dust settled on the mighty Colorado mountain.

We’ve already seen video of Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima’s record-breaking run in the Race to the Clouds, but what was lost in all the adulation surrounding the event’s first sub 10-minute time was another record-shattering run by Jeff Zwart. As the record-holder of the 2WD Time Attack class, Zwart took his stock Porsche 911 GT2 RS up the steep slopes of Pikes Peak to post a time of 11:07:869, smashing the record for a stock production car at Pikes Peak by more than 24 seconds.

Unfortunately, even this scintillating run wasn’t enough for Zwart to win the 2WD Time Attack class as that honor went to Pikes Peak legend Rod Millen, who eclipsed Zwart’s time by just three seconds. Having said that, Millen’s time came at the expense of a race-spec machine that produced well over 700 horsepower.

We normally don’t celebrate runner-up finishes, but we’re going to make an exception this time around. The fact that Zwart was able to accomplish what he did with a stock production 911 GT2 RS speaks volumes of what this man is capable.

Check out the video of Zwart’s run to the top of Pikes Peak in the video above!

Source: Porsche

4 comments:

We all know that it is really hard to break your own record, especially if that record is awesome. Jeff Zwart really did a great job to beat his own record. What a performance here by Jeff.

Well, that was quite a surprised at Pikes Peak. Because all the attention was pointing into one man, "The Monster". Jeff Zwart really did a great job there with his Porsche 911 GT2 RS.

Its quite impressive to see Jeff Zwart broke his record in the Porsche. And I have to agree that though he is a runner up still finishing the race with a stock production of 911 GT2 RS is very impressive!

Its really challenging in attempting to make a record in the Pikes Peak track. The corner and the grid of the track is quite dangerous and with a wrong move a crashed may happen. BTW, it was also shown that this car is capable in running down in the concrete and off road.

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