Former F1 driver Narain Karthikeyan set a new lap record for street-legal cars at Buddh International Circuit – India’s only FIA certified track. Narain lapped the 5.14 km circuit in a Porsche 911 GT2 RS in 2 minutes 00.266 seconds, beating his own fastest lap time on the track in a 911 GT3 last year November.
This new lap time beat Narian’s previous best of 2 minutes 07.629 seconds by 7.363 seconds. The time has been certified by Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI), a long-standing member of the FIA.
“In a matter of months, Porsche 911s have now broken the lap record twice at the Buddh International Circuit. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Narain on a job well done as this was a true showcase of Porsche’s ability to manufacture highly emotional sports cars that are at home on the race track,” commented Pavan Shetty, Director at Porsche India.
The 3.8-litre biturbo flat-six engine can catapult the 1,470 kg two-seater from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds under optimal circumstances. All that 700 hp and 750 Nm of torque is transferred to the rear wheels via 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK).