Porsche removed the covers off the glorious blue 992 911 GT3 yesterday and with it, revealed an impressive Nürburgring Nordschleife lap time of 06:59.927.
Lars Kern was the man behind the wheel that day and it turns out that time was recorded on the full 20.8-km lap of the Nürburgring, which Porsche just started using as a benchmark. They did record the time for the shorter 20.6-km lap which came in at 6:55.2 making it more than 17 seconds quicker than the predecessor and 1.2 seconds faster than the Porsche 911 GT3 RS (6:56.4).
For the blistering lap, it was fitted with the optional Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tyres, which until now were reserved for RS models only.
As a reminder, the new 911 GT3 packs a naturally-aspirated 4.0-litre six-cylinder which delivers 503 hp (375 kW) and 470 Nm (346 lb-ft) of torque. This is good for a 0 to 100 km/h sprint time of 3.4 seconds when paired with the PDK but if you opt for the third-pedal (six-speed manual), this will take 3.9 seconds.