We’re pretty sure you remember Porsche and Nissan going back and forth last year on their Nurburgring lap times with the 911 GT2 and the GT-R. Well, they’re both back in the ‘Ring this year and Porsche has just thrown thrown the first punch.
According to Andreas Preuninger, Porsche’s Project Manager High Performance Cars, test driver Walter Rohrl managed to take the 2009 Porsche 911 GT3 around the famous Nordschleife in 7 minutes and 40 seconds.
Preuninger said that if Rohrl had been in a more competitive mood that day, he would’ve managed to knock two seconds off the unofficially clocked lap time. He said that the Nissan GT-R still does no better than 7 minutes and 54 seconds that Porsche achieved last year at the Nurburgring.
Nissan recently hit up the Nurburgring with a mildly-updated 2010 GT-R and reported a lap time of 7:27.56. It claimed to achieve a time of 7:29.03 last year.
Can we just get the Corvette ZR1 in the ring and call it a day?
2009 Porsche 911 GT3:
– By: Omar Rana