Porsche fans in India will remember that last year a production lap record was broken at the Buddh International Circuit with India’s first ever F1 driver, Narain Karthikeyan behind the wheels of his own Porsche 911 GT3. This time around, Karthikeyan broke the same record with the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS clocking in at 2 mins 0.26 secs, 7.5 secs quicker.
The GT2 RS was launched in India last year priced at Rs 3.88 crore (ex-showroom) and is the most powerful road-going 911 ever made. Powered by a 3.8 liter, twin turbo flat-six engine, with 700 hp and 750 Nm of torque, there’s nothing stopping this mean machine. With a 7-speed PDK gearbox, the GT2 RS can go 0-100 in a breathtaking 2.8 secs and its top speed is rated to be at 340 kph.
Karthikeyan broke his own lap record with the GT2 RS, which was specced with the optional Weissach package, adding a carbon fibre roof, bonnet and anti-roll bars with magnesium wheels to cut off 30 kg from a total of 1,545 kg body weight.
After breaking the record, the ecstatic Karthikeyan said, “Compared to the 911 GT3, we set the previous record with, the GT2 RS is a completely different animal. It was a rush to break the record by such a big margin, and I think I even surprised myself with the final lap time.”
With yet another record broken, along with its production car record at the Nurburgring, the Porsche GT2 RS is making waves and climbing new heights. In Nurburgring, the GT2 RS beat the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ’s time of 6 mins 44.97 secs by clocking a very impressive 6 mins 40.3 secs, claiming the title of the fastest production car in the world.
Pavan Shetty, director at Porsche India, said, “This record establishes Porsche as the fastest automobile brand in India. In a matter of months, Porsche 911s have now broken the lap record twice at the Buddh International Circuit. With its incredible 700 hp and maximum torque of 750 Nm from 2,500 rpm to 4,500 rpm, the 911 GT2 RS has underlined again that it is the fastest 911 on the market. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Narain on a job well done as this was a true showcase of Porsche’s ability to manufacture highly emotional sports cars that are at home on the race track.”
With Porsche making news in its continuous advancements in the world of cars, we wonder how long it’ll be before someone breaks this record too, probably another Porsche beauty again?