The Porsche 911 GT2 RS May Have Set a Blistering Nurburgring Lap

Porsche may have set a new lap at the Nurburgring, with the automaker saying it has some news to share this week. 

The manufacturer posted an image today of the 991 GT2 RS going through the Karussell at the infamous Nurburgring with the caption “Here we go again. Look out for the story behind this image on coming Wednesday.” The internet was rife with speculation last week that the giant-slaying GT2 may lap cracked the 7:50 barrier around the 12.9-mile west German racetrack, and the post has only fanned the flames.

Porsche has already said the car would be “no seven at the Nurburgring,” at tourists have already clocked the test car making its rounds in the high six-minute area. Porsche factory driver Mark Webber also said it’s capable of doing 208 mph at the track – faster than the Porsche 918 went during its visit to the aptly named Green Hell.

The 911 GT2 RS will have to dethrone the Lamborghini Huracan Performante if it wants to be the new production car king of the ‘Ring. The V10 supercar set an impressive time of 6:52.01, but the lap raised controversy after rumors began to swirl the lap was faked. It turns out it wasn’t fake – it was just set on an extra-sticky set of Pirelli Trofeo R tires that will be available on the Performante as an option.

Stay tuned for Porsche’s big announcement.

This article first appeared on AutoGuide