Porsche has snatched back the coveted lap record for road cars at the Nurburgring Nordschleife with an upgraded version of the GT2 RS. The GT2 RS MR, which features Manthey-Racing’s upgrade kit, lapped the circuit on October 25th in 6:40.3 secs with Lars Kern at the wheel, the same driver who set the original GT2 RS lap record (6:47.3) last year. Porsche had lost the record in the intervening period to the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, which lapped in 6:44.97.
While Kern’s new record wasn’t set with a regular production model as such, Porsche owns 51% of Manthey-Racing, which runs the 911 RSR GTE effort in the World Endurance Championship and also works closely with Porsche Motorsport on the GT3 racers and other projects. It already sells ‘MR’ upgrade packages for the GT3, GT3 RS and Cayman GT4 road cars.