What you need to know: A 700-horsepower 2019 Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR has completed a lap of the 20.6-kilometre long circuit in 6:40.3 minutes. This. Is. Fast.
The previous and very recently established record of 6:44.97 was held by a 2018 Lamborghini Aventador LP 770-4 Superveloce Jota. It beat the 6:47.25 time set in September of 2017 by a 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS.
The MR, in GT2 RS MR, stands for Manthey-Racing. This company, of which Porsche owns a 51% stake, provides services and part packages for Porsche cars. The 911 GT2 that set this record was equipped with the new performance kit from MR and setup to tackle Nürburgring-Norschleife. It’s important to note that GT2 RS MR can now be ordered and thus is a production car.
While, like you, we love fast cars, are we the only ones that think that these one-lap record attempts have become nothing more than a cock-fight between OEMs? The relevance of these results seems lost nowadays.
How many GT2 RS owners are going to walk up to Aventador people and brag that their car is 4.67 seconds around the Ring?