Super Street Network

Due to the EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation, our website is currently unavailable to visitors from most European countries. We apologize for this inconvenience and encourage you to visit www.motortrend.com for the latest on new cars, car reviews and news, concept cars and auto show coverage, awards and much more.MOTORTREND.COM
 |   |   |  Porsche 911 GT2 RS Shatters Lap Record at Road Atlanta
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Porsche 911 GT2 RS Shatters Lap Record at Road Atlanta

Driven by none other than Randy Pobst

Collin Woodard
Mar 27, 2019

Porsche announced today that two of its cars have officially broken the previous production car lap record at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.

Last year, resident MotorTrend hotshoe and driver-for-hire Randy Pobst broke the Dodge Viper ACR's record behind the wheel of the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 with a time of 1:26.45. Earlier this week, Porsche brought Pobst back, along with 24 Hours of Daytona and Le Mans class winner David Donohue to attempt to take the record away from Chevrolet. The 911 GT3 RS eventually did exactly that, lapping the 2.54-mile track in 1:26.24.

Porsche_GT23RS_Road_Atlanta_003 Photo 2/3   |   Porsche 911 GT2 RS Shatters Lap Record at Road Atlanta

But even though the GT3 RS' time beat the previous record, it's not the current record-holder. That honor belongs to the 911 GT2 RS, which Pobst used to lap the track in 1:24.88. Both cars wore Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R N0 tires, which are street-legal but designed with track use in mind. Porsche says it also tapped data-logging and telemetry specialists Racelogic to record and verify each lap time. Be sure to check out the video at the bottom of this article, which was captured using the Vbox Video HD2 system.

Porsche_GT23RS_Road_Atlanta_002 Photo 3/3   |   Porsche 911 GT2 RS Shatters Lap Record at Road Atlanta

Having previously tested the Corvette ZR1, we're well aware that it's exceptionally quick. But it also doesn't surprise us to hear that Porsche broke its record because the 911 GT2 RS is a whole different kind of quick. It's the first car MT's ever tested that could run their figure eight test in less than 22 seconds, and with Pobst behind the wheel, it set a production car record at Big Willow, beating out the Porsche 918 Spyder, the Ford GT, the Lamborghini Huracan Performante, and the McLaren 720S, and even the Dodge Viper ACR.

So congratulations on that record, Porsche. And great idea hiring Randy for the job. Just make sure you give him back before the 2019 Best Driver's Car competition begins.

Source: Porsche

By Collin Woodard
111 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

It wasn’t the all-too-familiar Initial D series, nor was it the almost natural association with drifting that pulled Lester Donis’s attention to his two-toned 1986 Toyota Corolla GTS. It also wasn’t a feature story or any sort of social media influence that nudged him toward the iconic hatchback. Interestingly enough, his childhood encounter with a
RodrezNov 27, 2020
On Friday, November 27, 2020, a half dozen of our favorite MotorTrend hosts will be subjected to a series of holiday-themed automotive challenges that you, almost certainly, have never seen the like of before. But before all the Holiday Hooptie Challenge starts, let’s get to know one of the lucky contestants from All Girls Garage on the MotorTrend App
Jordon ScottNov 25, 2020
LOOKING BACK AT THE SUPER STREET COROLLA The new 2021 Toyota Corolla is an entry-level car that we’ve had a ton of experience with as we built a 2019 hatchback two years ago. With the help of our friends at Auto Tuned and a rendering by Jon Sibal, we transformed our little XSE into a
Sam DuNov 24, 2020
Putting down the first few sentences of a feature like this 1987 Honda CRX Si is a little tougher than usual. It’s not the familiar story of picking up an old, used Honda, adding wheels and a drop before giving in and going all out on a full-blown build. Furthermore, to be clear, it’s also
RodrezNov 24, 2020
Rodrez: It’s the measuring stick that offers as much speculation and attempts to discredit driver achievement as it does real-world data and raw, obsessively focused attempts to chip away at the clock. The Nurburgring serves as a standard by which most automakers set their sights. It arms internet debate specialists with numbers and comparisons by
Nick YekikianNov 21, 2020
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP