Rumours are emerging that an unnamed Porsche test-driver has lapped the Nurburgring at the wheel of the latest 997 GT3 RS in 7 minutes 33 seconds, the circuit was open to other cars but was described as having some ‘light’ traffic.

Porsche usually call upon the services of Herr Walter Rohrl to set their official ring times, so this might not be representative of the 450 PS GT3 RS’ full potential. Nevertheless in the pantheon of bragging rights, this time is right up there as one of the fastest of any series production car (ever).

Nissan’s latest GT-R recently lapped the ring in 7 minutes 27.56 seconds, not to mention the Corvette ZR1 which recorded a lap of 7 minutes 26.4 seconds, so I’m sure we haven’t heard the last of this.

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Steve Davies

Steve is an investor, private equity advisor and former Partner at KPMG, PwC and Bain.   Most importantly he's a life-long car enthusiast, mountain biker and active sports enthusiast. He designs and builds technology platforms and is the architect behind Transmission.

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