The Porsche 911 GT2 RS has shattered the lap record for a production street legal car at the Buddh International Circuit. Racing driver Narain Karthikeyan set a time of 2 min 00.266 seconds beating the previous record of 2 min 07.629 seconds set by him in his own 911 GT3 making it by 7.363 seconds faster than the previous lap record.
The Porsche 911 GT2 RS was launched in India last year at a price of Rs, 3.88 crore ex showroom India. It is powered by a 3.8 litre twin turbo flat six engine that produces 700 horses and 750 Nm of torque. It goes from 0 to 100 kph in 2.8 seconds with a top speed of 340 kph making it the most powerful 911 ever. The engine is mated to a 7 speed PDK gearbox and the car weighs only 1,470 kg.
The new lap record set by the Porsche 911 GT2 RS has been certified by Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI), a long-standing member of the FIA.