Porsche's relentless pursuit of excellence has resulted in a new milestone at Road America, as the latest 911 GT3 RS has surpassed its predecessor, the 911 GT2 RS, to claim the production car record at the famed Wisconsin track.
Clocking in at an astonishing two minutes and 13.8 seconds, the GT3 RS shaved nearly two seconds off the previous record, firmly establishing itself as a force to be reckoned with. Behind the wheel of this track-focused marvel was professional race car driver Dimitri Dimakos, whose skill and precision allowed him to extract every ounce of performance from the vehicle.
With each turn and straightaway, the GT3 RS demonstrated its unwavering commitment to speed and agility, conquering the four-mile, 14-turn circuit with unparalleled finesse. The record it dethroned was set by the 911 GT2 RS in April 2019, with a lap time of 2 minutes and 15.1 seconds.
On the surface, the GT2 RS's 700 horsepower appeared to provide a significant advantage over the new GT3 RS's "mere" 518 hp. However, it was the latter's comprehensive aero package that ultimately proved decisive, propelling it to a resounding victory despite the apparent power deficit.
Unprecedented GT3 RS Triumphs
What makes this achievement all the more remarkable is that the latest GT3 RS has not only outperformed its predecessor, but it has also surpassed it by more than four and a half seconds on the freshly paved Road America.
The record-setting vehicle was privately owned, delivered just weeks prior to the historic lap. Equipped with optional Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R N0 tires, featuring road-legal specifications of 275/35 ZR20 in the front and 335/30 ZR21 in the rear, the GT3 RS was perfectly poised to conquer the track.
Looking ahead, it's clear that Porsche's pursuit of automotive excellence shows no signs of slowing down. Rumors have already surfaced about a future iteration, potentially a new 911 GT2 RS, that could debut as early as 2026 with over 700 hp from a hybrid powertrain.
This tantalizing prospect hints at even greater feats to come, suggesting that Porsche's own records may soon be shattered once again. As enthusiasts and automotive aficionados eagerly anticipate the next chapter in Porsche's illustrious history, one thing remains certain: the bar has been raised, and the new 911 GT3 RS stands as a testament to the relentless pursuit of perfection that defines the marque.