MOTOR sets production car lap record at The Bend in Porsche 911 GT2 RS

Warren Luff, MOTOR, and Porsche have set the benchmark for Australia’s new track

2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS The Bend lap record video

MOTOR Magazine has put Warren Luff behind the wheel of a Porsche 911 GT2 RS with the goal of setting a searing lap time at The Bend Motorsport Park in South Australia.

With Luffy (our long-time Gun Driver) and the GT2 RS at our disposal, MOTOR was confident any lap time set on the outing would stand for quite some time.

Luff managed to produce a 3:28.1 after his first outing in the 515kW GT2 RS, having had more experience with the track prior to our expedition when he competed in the Australian GT Championship round held there.

He told us the GT3 cars were running around 3:03 on the circuit.

“The GT2 RS just feels so much more powerful,” he said.

“I think I got to 260km/h on the straight before I stopped looking down. It’s a mega, mega thing.”

Luffy actually managed to V-Max at 271km/h on his next run, which produced the record lap.

 After the next outing on track, Luffy came back in to tell us the good news: “Three twenty-four one.”

The first production car lap record for the 7.77km GT Circuit at The Bend Motorsport Park stands at 3:24.079.

The GT2 RS already holds the Nürburgring lap record for a production car at just 6:47.3, and as the Bend is approximately one-third the length of the Green Hell, Porsche’s Widowmaker now holds records for the two longest permanent racetracks in the world.

You can read the full story of our record lap at The Bend in the July issue of MOTOR, on sale until July 26.

 

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