It seems like every few weeks or so either Porsche or Nissan comes out with a new Nurburgring lap time for their respective 911 Turbo and GT-R models. The last we looked, Nissan was claiming a 7m 26.7s Nurburgring lap time for its 2010 ‘Series II’ GT-R, while General Motors was boasting an even better time of 7m 22.4 seconds for its Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 supercar.

Earlier this month we saw Porsche shave 10 seconds off its Nurburgring lap time for the 2010 911 Turbo, ending at 7m 39s, and today we have new times for the more extreme 2010 911 GT3 RS.

While manufacturer claims should be taken with a grain of salt--there are just too many variables that can affect the lap times--the numbers always raise a multitude of questions, especially when a company like Porsche makes an announcement.

According to the automaker’s official claims, the 2010 911 GT3 RS laps the 13-mile Nordschliefe circuit in just 7m 33s--a full 7 seconds faster than the regular GT3.

Described as the “the most sporting 911 yet”, the new 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS features the same 3.8-liter naturally aspirated flat six as the regular GT3 but with a healthier 444 horsepower--35 horsepower up on the outgoing model, and 15 horsepower more than the new GT3. More power, less weight and shorter transmission ratios also ensures the new RS is decidedly more aggressive on-track--and it shows.


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