Porsche GT3 does the Nurburgring in 7:40
Just over a week ago the Nissan GT-R lapped the 12.9 mile loop of the Nurburgring in 7m 27.56s not only beating their previous record setting run, but also besting the Carrera GT’s time of 7m 28.71s. Porsche was not happy about this, so the Stuttgart based sports car maker brought out their track based model in an attempt to set a record of their own around the German race track. Unfortunately the Porsche GT3 was only able to clock a lap time of 7m and 40s with their ringer Walter Rohrl behind the wheel.
Present at the same testing session, Ferrari was able to achieve a lap time of 7m 45s in their F-430 Scuderia, but it is the German automaker that was left with a sour taste in their mouths claiming the Nissan is incapable of doing better than the 7m 54s they managed with the Japanese giant killer last year.