The 911 GT3 RS has become the latest Porsche to set a sub-seven minute time around the Nürburgring as Kevin Estre lapped the Green Hell in 6min 56.4sec.
Its time was almost half a second faster than the time set by the previous iteration of the GT3 RS.
Porsche’s GT2 RS last year set the fastest time for a production car, narrowly shy of the NIO’s outright best time.
The 29-year-old Frenchman said “This lap was a sensational experience for me. Through the fast corners and on the brakes in particular, the GT3 RS is unbelievably close to our racing car GT3 R.
“This is also thanks to the new generation of tyres for road-going sports cars. I like the engine of the GT3 RS a lot. Up to 9000 revs per minute from a six-cylinder engine just feels fantastic. The sound is a dream and the torque is massive.”