Watch Porsche 911 GT2 RS set production lap record on Road Atlanta

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The Porsche 911 GT2 RS set production-car lap record on Road Atlanta, Leguna Seca and Willow Springs. Straight out of Stuttgart, the 911 GT2 RS is back in production. Being one of the fastest production vehicles ever built, Porsche is on a mission to solidify that legacy.  After setting the lap record at the Nurburgring Nordschleife, the automaker headed to the United States. In California, the Porsche set the records at both WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca and Willow Springs International Raceway. The speedster later set the production-car record at the Road Atlanta with a time of 1:24.88 around the 2.54-mile circuit.

Two different drivers helped take the records, 24 Hours of Daytona and Le Mans class winner David Donahue and 24 Hours of Daytona class winner and multiple SCCA World Challenge champion Randy Pobst. Pobst previously set the record lap at Leguna Seca and Willow Springs. 

Porsche’s Andreas Preuninger, who is in charge of the high-performance GT cars said, “We wanted to make an honest turbo because nowadays turbos tend to get modified in a way that they feel like 10-liter naturally aspirated engines, and that’s not the point. I think a turbo motor has s many interesting sounds and characteristics. I wanted this turbo to burble and overrun, to make hissing sounds of the wastegate and mechanical noises. The breathing of the engine, the way it builds up power-even a little turbo lag, why not? The GT2 RS had to be difficult, and it is. Big time.” The Porsche 911 GT2 RS is what nearly $300,000 sounds like on the race track. 

 

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