The Nurburgring has long been a testing ground for a number of the world’s fastest vehicles. It seems that all of the biggest car manufacturers have taken their turns around the Nurburgring with the same goal in mind: set the fastest lap for a production car in one of the world’s most famous circuits

The latest to take a stab at the record is the new Porsche 997 GT3 RS, which took to the track last week. While the record – 6m and 48s set by the Radical SR8LM - was realistically unattainable, the GT3 RS wanted to measure itself up against cars of its caliber.

In the end, the GT3 RS posted a time of 7m and 33s, seven seconds faster than the standard GT3. The time falls way short of the SR8LM’s lap record and is also slower than the Nissan GT-R’s time of 7m 27s. The GT3 RS’s lap time is still an impressive time posted by the folks from Porsche.

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Source: Evo UK

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18 comments:

  (859) posted on 01.6.2010

I will blast my comment on Juan9994 coz’ it’s not about the horse power matters on this one. If you will find it in youtube, the battle between the super snake that have a 600 HP and for the godzilla that have only 412 HP. Seriously speaking, GT-R have won this match. I know the capability of Porsche 911 but it all depends on the tune-up.

  (612) posted on 01.5.2010

Both car are great, but we all know that Porsche is well know automobile company that has superior engine and performance vehicles. the problem with GT-R is it’s a computer dependent well they are really a Japanese car.

  (92) posted on 01.5.2010

I’m glad you understand.

Naterade22  (238) posted on 01.4.2010

Ok, sounds good. I understand it’s a matter of opinion. You’re a Porsche fan, I’m a Nissan fan. I think drivers tell the best cars, not computers, but it’s all a matter of opinion. Porsches are very tremendous automobiles.

Naterade22  (92) posted on 01.4.2010

I’m just saying that if a computer put the Porsche Turbo and the GT-R, the Porsche probably has a slighter edge over the win. I’m not saying that the GT-R is not a bad car... I like it, but I think of Porsche as a superior vehicle manufacturer.

Naterade22  (238) posted on 01.4.2010

Juan in case you are unaware of the Specs compared, go to my page and check them out.

Naterade22  (238) posted on 01.3.2010

The GT-R is still a faster car. So then stuff a turbocharger on more porsches then. And actually on paper, Nissan is better as well. Unless you were looking at things like hp, which has only a limited portion of how fast the car is. GT-R has always owned Porsche every time they create cars so obviously it isn’t just the driver. If you look up the history of the competition between the GT-R and the 911 Turbo, you would know how the GT-R has always bested Porsche. The turbo comment makes no sense at all btw.

Naterade22  (92) posted on 01.3.2010

Also the nissan needs it’s turbocharger which Porsche only has on the superior 911 Turbo.

Naterade22  (92) posted on 01.3.2010

it also depends on the driver.... on paper, Porsche is better.

Naterade22  (238) posted on 12.30.2009

Umm, Juan...the paragraph right below the picture of the porsche clearly states its Nurburgring time slower than the GT-R’s. Porsche can’t be beat? I believe Nissan already won that battle.

Uncia  (868) posted on 12.30.2009

I’d rather have a 911 turbo than a GT-R, but neither of them would I ever actually buy. As far as I’m concerned the Lotus Evora is the new car to beat. It may not be as fast, but quality speaks for itself.

Uncia  (92) posted on 12.30.2009

you are seriously wrong... The 911 Turbo has 500hp which is 15hp more than the GT-R. The 911 has 480 lb.-ft. (with overboost 516 lb.-ft.) torque and the GT-R has 434 lb.-ft. The 911 has a top speed of 194 mph and the GT-R has 193 mph. With PDK, the 911 goes 0-100km in 3.2 seconds, which is extremely fast. I’m sorry man but Porsche can’t be beat.

AK47  (1024) posted on 10.31.2009

Oh, I wouldn’t throw it out of my garage. I would just sell it and buy a GT-R and a GT3. And it is useless, it has better power, AWD and is still can’t hang with a GT-R or a rear engined GT3.

Uncia  (868) posted on 10.31.2009

"Useless?" I mean, sure; the 911 turbo isn’t exactly Porsche’s best, but I wouldn’t throw it out of my garage.

AK47  (1024) posted on 10.29.2009

More disturbingly, this car is only a second slower than the 530hp 911 GT2. I think its safe to say this is the only real Porche with proper racebred DNA and driving experience.

AK47  (1024) posted on 10.29.2009

Thats faster than the useless 911 Turbo. If Honda hadn’t selfed the NSX, they could have had a perfect six cylinder car as this car’s competitor.

AK47  (92) posted on 10.28.2009

yea man.... that’s true! Besides the GT3 RS is a true race car that is not impossible to get

Uncia  (868) posted on 10.28.2009

In my mind, the record for "production" vehicles should only be given to those which can be used as everyday cars. The Gumpert Apollo and SR8LM’s times shouldn’t count - they aren’t true road cars. I’d take a GT3 over a SR8LM anyday.

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