In the list records Nürburgring, installed on Porsche cars, there is another one. Model Porsche 911 GT2 RS (this is the last generation, since in new there was no GT2 version yet), equipped with the new Manthey Performance package, completed the North Loop (20.8 km) in 6: 43.3. The Germans call this the lap record for mass-produced sports cars with road clearance. The previous record was 6: 48.047 (on the same 20.8 km), belonged to the model Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series and was delivered in November 2020.
The record bar was immediately raised by 4.747 s. But why is the company comparing the new achievement with November 2020? Indeed, in 2018, a 911 GT2 RS coupe with a similar set of modifications from the Manthey-Racing team (owned by Porsche) with the same Kern at the wheel drove the Nurburgring for 6:40.33 (though there was a cutoff of 20.6 km). That car was also allowed on public roads, and that set could also be ordered, only from Manthey-Racing itself. But such a redesigned sports car was not considered a serial, and the daredevils who put that set of changes on their copies of the GT2 RS flew off the warranty.
Now the alignment has changed dramatically. The partners at Manthey-Racing, together with the engineers at the Porsche Development Center in Weissach, have created a new package that is now officially part of the Porsche Tequipment program. Now this tuning package from Manthey can be ordered at Porsche’s own centers (in Europe), and the modified car will be officially registered as serial. The package can be purchased with the Porsche Approved warranty. This is why the GT2 RS was re-sent to the Northern Loop. It was not so much a matter of seconds (let it be good to beat your rivals), but the fact that the 911 GT2 RS record itself, as revised by Manthey, moved in the statistics from the “Non-serial or not road” table to the “Serial, road” section.
The kit includes additional shields on the front bumper, carbon fiber underbody liners and additional elements that change the air flow in the area of the front wheels, new wing, diffuser and aerodynamic discs on the rear wheels. At 200 km / h, the downforce increased from 49 to 70 kg at the front and from 93 to 200 kg at the rear. A helical suspension with shock absorbers has been added here, the settings of which can be adjusted without tools (three-stage adjustment at the front, four-stage at the rear).
In addition, the package includes racing brake pads for PCCB Ceramic Composite brakes, which offer increased thermal resistance for faster response and more precise force metering. Steel braided brake lines provide a sharper pedal feel. Magnesium wheels (20 inches at the front and 21 inches at the rear) are 11.4 kg lighter than standard wheels. (You can choose their color: Brilliant Silver, Black, Aurum, White Gold Metallic, Platinum.) Finally, an additional water tank was installed for the spray cooling system of intercoolers, increasing the serial volume of the system by about nine liters, so that water can be refilled less frequently. After Europe, the kit may appear in other markets.
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