Jump to content


SEARCH

0

Porsche has GM to thank for GT3 RS's 'Ring lap timing

By Faiming_low on 03 May 2018

Attached Image Thanks to General Motors(GM) development team, Porsche was able to set an under-seven-minutes lap timing at the Nurburgring for its 991.2 911 GT3 RS.

According to Motormouth, Porsche had forgotten to book the track in advance for the day they had planned to set a timing for the recently launched 911 GT3 RS. Upon reaching the track, they found out that the GM development team that had booked the track for testing the Corvette ZR1 for the whole day.

“We went there, pretty much the first to arrive at the track, with an official and two stop watches,” said Oliver Berg, Porsche's GT product manager.


After realising their mistake, Porsche approached the boys at GM for a favour and managed to get an hour of their track time to attempt a new lap record with the GT3 RS.

“Most of the engineers here know each other,” said Berg, “Because they’re always testing at the Nurburgring, and there is real camaraderie between them, a nice atmosphere.”

Interestingly, Porsche needed less than an hour to get what they needed.

“When we started the first lap everybody had their mobile phones out,” said Berg. “Before, when we ran in traffic on a busy day we were in the low sevens, so we thought we could reach the sixes. But then the first lap was - Baam! - six-fifty-nine…”

“The first thing my boss said was ‘Oh we can stop now, we’ve achieved our goal.’” said Berg. “And the Corvette guys were just standing there with their mouths on the floor. They didn’t expect us to do that on the first lap.

“Then, second stint – Baam! – fifty-nine, third stint – Baam! – fifty-nine…”

“Fourth stint – and baam! – fifty six… They’ve been there all week, and we didn’t even need the hour – we left after half an hour. And the Corvette guys are still ‘Huh?’, speechless… But really nice guys.”



Viewed: 2,891 times

Faiming_low
Written by Faiming_low
Since young, Fai Ming has always centered his life around cars. In fact his first word was 'car' and not 'mum' or 'dad'. Aren't kids cute?



 
Car Makes

Please select a car make

Facebook Likes
   Featured Blog Post
Photo
A souped-up version of the OPPO Find X has been launched recently. With a Lamborghini badge on th...
POPULAR BLOG POSTS
Photo
The Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is one of the fastest-accelerating four-door cars in the wo...
Photo
Colin Chapman, who founded Lotus, might not be as famous be as Enzo Ferrari but to people who lov...
Photo
38-year-old Walter Wong was killed when the Tesla Model X he was in crashed into a concrete divid...
Photo
Marvel fans can consider Daihatsu's latest offering, the Thor. Yes, it is no spelling error....
Photo
Passing your TP test is just the beginning, next up is learning to stay alive in the real world....
   Lifestyle Articles