There are numerous Nurburgring Nordscheleife lap records, and the latest addition – accomplished last week – is the 991-generation Porsche 911 GT2 RS’s entry, with a lap time of six minutes and 47.3 seconds recorded along the German circuit’s 20.6 km stretch, beating that set by its VW Group cousin, the Lamborghini Huracan LP640-4 Performante.

This feat makes the latest GT2 RS the quickest 911 to date, one which boasts of 700 hp and 750 Nm of torque from its 3.8 litre biturbo flat-six engine, driving just the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Fully fuelled, the GT2 RS weighs 1,470 kg, attaining the 0-100 km/h sprint in 2.8 seconds. Top speed is a claimed 340 km/h.

First unveiled at E3 followed by its official debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, the 911 GT2 RS was initially tasked with a target lap time of seven minutes and five seconds. Porsche factory drivers Lars Kern and Nick Tandy managed five laps in under six minutes and 50 seconds, between two cars and both drivers. Ultimately it was Kern who set the lap record in ideal conditions with an average speed of 184.11 km/h, according to Porsche.

We mentioned at the beginning that there are numerous ‘Ring records, albeit for different classes of car – there are records for fastest front-wheel drive, fastest road-legal car (in this case, an EV), and fastest sedan, to name a few. In case of the GT2 RS, Porsche claims the record for ‘road-approved sports cars’, even beating its own hyper-hybrid, the 918 Spyder. Check out the onboard footage below to watch the lap record run.