The 2023 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Sets Impressive Nurburgring Lap Time, Outshines Competitors
The 2023 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is in a league of its own, as demonstrated by its recent lap time at the Nurburgring. The car was put through its paces by Sport Auto test driver Christian Gebhardt, who completed the lap in an impressive 6 minutes and 54.99 seconds. This was faster than the 911 GT3 that the publication tested earlier this year, which returned a lap time of 6:59.42, even with a Manthey performance kit.
Despite this impressive feat, Porsche's own factory effort managed to squeeze an incredible 6:44 lap out of the car last year, showing that there is still room for improvement in the 911 GT3 RS's performance. However, the car's latest lap time is a testament to its capabilities and the engineering prowess of Porsche.
The 911 GT3 RS is a track-focused version of the iconic sports car, designed for enthusiasts who want the ultimate driving experience. It features a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six engine that produces 502 horsepower and 346 lb-ft of torque. The car is rear-wheel drive and comes with a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission.
In addition to its impressive performance on the track, the 911 GT3 RS also features a range of advanced technologies and features that enhance its handling and driving dynamics. These include Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and Porsche Stability Management (PSM), which work together to provide maximum grip and control in all driving conditions.
Of course, the 911 GT3 RS is not the only high-performance car on the market. Recently, the Mercedes-AMG C43 was put through its paces at Hockenheim by Sport Auto, where it lapped the circuit in 2 minutes and 2.3 seconds. This was 1.1 seconds slower than its main rival, the BMW M340i xDrive, which had been tested by the same journalists.
Despite this relatively slow lap time, the C43 is still a formidable car, with a 3.0-liter V6 engine that produces 385 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque. The car also features a nine-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive, which help to ensure a smooth and stable driving experience.
Ultimately, both the 911 GT3 RS and the Mercedes-AMG C43 are impressive cars in their own right, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. However, when it comes to pure track performance, the 911 GT3 RS is clearly the winner, with its incredible lap time at the Nurburgring setting it apart from the competition. Whether you are a Porsche enthusiast or simply a fan of high-performance cars, the 911 GT3 RS is undoubtedly a car worth considering.
0. “See 2023 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Set Impressive 6:54.99 Nurburgring Lap” Motor1 , 11 May. 2023, https://www.motor1.com/news/666866/2023-porsche-911-gt3-rs-nurburgring-lap/
1. “Watch the 2023 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Lap the Nürburgring in 6:54” Road & Track, 11 May. 2023, https://www.roadandtrack.com/news/a43862948/2023-porsche-911-gt3-rs-nurburgring-lap-video/
2. “2023 Mercedes-AMG C43 Laps Hockenheim Slower Than Renault Megane RS” Motor1 , 3 May. 2023, https://www.motor1.com/news/665221/amg-c43-hockenheim-lap-video