997 GT3 RS records unofficial Nurburgring lap time

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.