5 seconds might not seem like a lot of time for most things, but when it comes to lap times on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, it is. A new best lap time was recently achieved on June 14 by Porsche development driver Lars Kern. Driving a 911 GT2 RS, Kern beat the previously held record by just a hair under 5 seconds — 4.747 seconds to be exact.

So what is it that makes this particular vehicle so special? We’re breaking it down in today’s post, so keep reading to learn more or contact us to schedule an appointment with the independent Porsche mechanics at HOUSE Auto Group. 

An Average Speed of 116 MPH

Interestingly, conditions on the Nürburgring Nordschleife were challenging as track temperatures soared to nearly 106 degrees. “The 911 GT2 RS sticks to the track like glue with the Manthey Performance Kit – you feel as if you’re in a racing car, especially on faster corners,” says Kern, according to the Porsche Newsroom

It was thanks to a collaboration between engineers with Porsche and specialists in Meuspath focused solely on achieving the highest possible level of performance. 

Customization Is Key

So what led to this particular 911 GT2 RS being so effective? Simply put, it was a combination of things offered by the Performance Kit — chiefly, the “chassis, aerodynamic and brake components [that were] specially developed for” this car, the Porsche Newsroom notes. Alexander Fabig, the Vice President Individualisation and Classic at Porsche AG, goes on to mention that “the individual components of the Performance Kit are precisely matched to one another [and] they only become fully effective when they are all installed together.”

Make Sure Your Porsche Is Ready For The Road Ahead

They key takeaway? It’s crucial to think about what you want to achieve in order to get the most out of your Porsche. Thankfully, as Encino and Pasadena’s go-to Porsche service center, we’re here to provide you with unrivaled work and a keen attention to detail. In other words, because a porsche demands specific tools to maintain and improve it, it’s important to bring it to a team you can trust. At HOUSE Auto Group, we love what we do and there’s nothing we enjoy more than giving your car the attention it deserves.

From pre-purchase inspections to general maintenance to specific repairs, our Porsche mechanics are ready to provide you with personalized service that’s backed by a genuine care for our work. There’s no doubt that Porsche’s are special vehicles, and we believe that Porsche owners deserve to have a team of specialists they can rely on to meet their every need. No matter the work you need done for your vehicle, we’d love to lend a helping hand.

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Have a question for the team at HOUSE? Ready to give your Porsche the love it needs? Ready out now to schedule an appointment and rest assured that you’re in good hands. We look forward to hearing from you!