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2010 Porsche GT3 RS Laps Nurburgring in an Unofficial 7min 33sec

 2010 Porsche GT3 RS Laps Nurburgring in an Unofficial 7min 33sec
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Evo magazine is reporting the newly facelifted 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS has unofficially lapped Nurburgring Nordschleife in 7min 33sec. That's still significantly slower than the current leaders, which include the Corvette ZR1 (7m26.4s), Gumpert Apollo (7m11.57s), Radical SR8LM (6m48s) and the highly disputed Nissan GT-R (7m27.56s), however, compared to the regular 911 GT3 it is a full seven seconds quicker.

The test driver was not named, however, track conditions were reported as having "some light traffic" and the timer telemetry showed a theoretical best lap of 7m 30s.

It was a year ago Porsche disputed Nissan's claims of achieving 7m 29s with the newly launched Nissan GT-R which was 20 kilos heavier than the 911 Turbo.  Porsche officials were baffled as they could only achieve 7m 54s with a GT-R they purchased from the US.  Porsche suspected the GT-R had been modified or used other tires.  Nissan fired back by releasing photos of the tires used as well as in-car video footage with timer display.  Since then Nissan has gone on to better the GT-R's time further with 7m 26.7s.

Source: evo.co.uk

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 CrazyCanuck CrazyCanuck
Just wanna clear any dilusions out there. I do think Porsche is a fine company (even with the archaic RR beetle layout). There is no doubt that Porsche represents a special pedigree in the performance exotic world. And I would consider it an honour to have one on my driveway. If it wasn't for Porsche's incredible achievements as a world automaker, I doubt that Nissan would've continued to produce the GTR. Final post.
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October 29, 2009 6:27 pm
 CrazyCanuck CrazyCanuck
Just in case you need verification regarding the understatement of the GTR's HP rating, here is a link which proves my statement... Just in case you porsche addicts call ME a liar. Enjoy. http://www.autospies.com/news/Nissan-s-w... RE: drivers. Yes, some drivers are better than others, see F1 racing where all cars are supposed to be at a level playing field. See Nascar, where all the cars are at a level playing field. Boy. This is getting boring indeed. The fact is, Nissan ran test mules around the track for a number of years. I doubt that the Nissan driver could've posted a similar time in a GT3 RS. Just thinking outside the box.
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October 29, 2009 6:11 pm
 CrazyCanuck CrazyCanuck
excellent editorial radmeister. and your point would be valid if there wasn't a video of the GTR's record lap. i think that there is transparency that is clearly present here along with unbiased officials who were present at the time of the hot lap - thus the announcement recognizing this time as a world record. and you're right about the fact that only a handful of people out there have driven around the ring and that most people would buy a car based on real time world driving. In terms of the whp differential, i believe that the horsepower rating on the GTR is grossly understated - see R34 Vspec RB26DETT's mftr 291 hp rating vs 330 hp at the wheel when dyno'd. Kind of like the BMW 335i which definitely makes more than 300hp at the crank. Mr Radmeister, you almost had me convinced. However, I do applaud your literary skills. Bravo.
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October 29, 2009 5:45 pm
 unknownuser unknownuser
The car is such a joy to look at...this is my new wall paper on the desktop... Thanks for the pics!
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October 29, 2009 3:52 pm
 joespeed joespeed
GT-R for buyer. 911GT3 for real driver.
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October 29, 2009 8:40 am
 CrazyCanuck CrazyCanuck
oh, almost forgot. the hand build gtr motors vary in hp. some by a fair margin. read somewhere that a jspec car actually makes 493 whp on the dyno. for all you clever know it alls out there. as well, the new attessa ets awd system is far more advanced on the new gtr which incorporates a rear active steer to cut cornering times immensely. seems to me porsche is interested in dispelling the myth re the gtr to protect their lucrative bottom line. If this is true, wouldn't you feel this was dispicable and a show of POOR sportsmanship? IF you truly don't believe that Nissan (Prince Motor Corp) cannot produce a truly world class sports car, that's fine. The race car drivers who use 911's in GT500 racing that have never really been a threat against the R34's and the new GTR's will tell you different I'm sure.
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October 28, 2009 10:26 pm
 CrazyCanuck CrazyCanuck
good point xanavi23. However I don't recall nissan crying foul re the GT3 RS' latest and best result on the ring. also remember, nobody remembers the guy that finishes second best. oh, good lord, i've just dropped my $15 starbucks coffee. better get another delivered quickly before someone sees me without it.
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October 28, 2009 10:12 pm
 CrazyCanuck CrazyCanuck
yeah. that's what nissan wants to do, lie to the world after almost 9 years and millions of dollars worth of development on the gtr. sounds like a bunch of cry babies to me. pls pass the $100 kleenex box and tell me it's going to be alright.
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October 28, 2009 8:34 pm
 Xanavi23 Xanavi23
Very impressive, as i don't believe some of the times of its competition, like the GT-R for one. The GT3 is IMO, probably the greatest track car, one of the best on the market period. Ideally i'ld own a GT3RS and an SRT-10, among a couple others.
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October 28, 2009 8:01 pm
 CrazyCanuck CrazyCanuck
when speaking of dollars and sense. I'd like to see a Z-Tune version of the GTR making close to the 650whp mark. as in the limited edition R34 models Nissan produced in 2005. The price point will be closer to the GT3rs. I think the picture will be clearer then.
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October 28, 2009 7:49 pm
 catchmyshadow catchmyshadow
they say the time was posted in traffic. so a 7:30 would have been possible, that is astonishing.
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October 28, 2009 5:44 pm
 fusion01 fusion01
The GT3 really is a thing of beauty, modern yet classic at the same time... if I had the loot, it'd be my first choice.
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October 28, 2009 4:41 pm
 911fnatic 911fnatic
Probably Walter Rohrl as usual, and the man's not exactly an ehh...bad driver.
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October 28, 2009 2:12 pm
 stalnoy stalnoy
pure sportscar
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October 28, 2009 1:03 pm
 joespeed joespeed
GT-R for dreamer, Porsches 911GT3 for real driver.
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October 28, 2009 7:34 am
 andrewB andrewB
Yeah its good, i prefer the gt3 rs over the standard gt3, wish they would bring out a gt2 update but i heard they wont be until the new model of 998
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October 28, 2009 7:07 am
 ADCAR ADCAR
if the GT-R is so good why they don't join real race ?
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October 28, 2009 5:42 am
 SZQ SZQ
Hav any1 actually found out whether nissan cheated?
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October 28, 2009 5:40 am
 nederina nederina
Lap times are there just to show the car's ability to around the 147 corners and the speed. I think it is fair to compare the all-wheel drive 911 Turbo against the Nissan GT-R. As much as I love the Godzilla, the 911 GT3 RS remains the ultimate track car with all the right ingredients that makes it special and it is also the car that you would actually buy.
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October 28, 2009 4:40 am
 Edison Edison
Not bad for a car with a normally aspirated 6-cylinder engine of 3.8 liters and manual transmission.
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October 28, 2009 2:17 am
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