Well the saga of manufacturers lap times on the Nordschleife in Germany keep rolling in, This time the current 991 series of the 911 Carrera S has attained a time of 7:37.9.
This time is impressive as it shows that Timo Kluck drove the new 911 faster than the outgoing 2010 series Porsche Turbo by around 2 seconds, but still shy of the 7:20 ascertained by the Nissan GTR.
The interesting lap time of the currently in development 991 turbo will be aiming to shatter the Nissan GTR’s in light of the aggressive marketing against Porsche, and after seeing that the Nissan engineers also have a Porsche in the fleet at the Nordschleife for comparison.
The Porsche engineers are apparently aiming for a class leading 7:18 and we expect to see the finished product and the cockpit video prior to the 2013 Frankfurt IAA.
Powering the 911 Carrera S is a Water-cooled flat-six engine with four overhead camshafts along with four valves per cylinder all of which controlled by a variable valve timing and valve lift system dubbed the VarioCam Plus.
Along with 400hp and 440Nm of torque propels this 911 to 60mph in 4.1 seconds and all the way to a top speed of 188mph.