New Porsche 911 GT3 sets Nürburgring ablaze

New Porsche 911 GT3 sets Nürburgring ablaze
 

After saying that they didn’t Porsche once again seems to be caring about setting lap times around the Nürburgring Nordschleife. For this weekend they sent out a press release bragging about the fact that their new 911 GT3 is now 12.3-seconds quicker around the infamous ‘Green Hell’ than its predecessor was.

In pretty much ideal conditions (track temperature was 14-degrees, the air 8-degrees) test driver Lars Kern went out and clocked a time of 7 minutes, 12.7 seconds. Yep, impressively quick. Equally impressive is that the 368kW GT3 in question was a stock-standard car fitted with rear-axle steering, a seven-speed PDK gearbox and Michelin Sport Cup 2 N1 tyres. – Thomas Falkiner