The new Porsche 911 Carrera S has reportedly posted a best lap time around the Nordschleife of 7 minutes 40 seconds. That makes the 991 model 13 seconds quicker than the 997 it replaces. It also means the new 911 Carrera S, with a 294kW 3.8 litre flat six, is as fast as the 997 911 GT3.
According to August Achleitner from Porsche the new time was set in a Carrera S fitted with a 7-speed PDK transmission and Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control. In regards to chasing the headline times set by the Nissan GT-R Achleitner says, “It is not so important for us.”