A few days ago, Porsche announced that with the 911 GT2 RS, it had broken the record for the fastest mass-produced Nürburgring car from the Mercedes AMG GT Black Series and now holds the title. But apparently Porsche did not like the Mercedes-AMG record-breaking, and the company challenged its rival by posting on Facebook.
Mercedes AMG executives believe that the Porsche 911 GT2 RS is not a standard record-breaker, as it has been upgraded with parts made by Manthey Racing. Meanwhile, the GT Black Series set its record without any tuning and in standard conditions.
In the post, Mercedes AMG used a friendly tone to congratulate Porsche, but at the same time ironically questioned the record-breaking 911 GT2 RS and stressed that the car is not in the factory standard conditions.
While many enthusiasts and experts may agree with Mercedes AMG, it must be said that the Manthey 911 GT2 RS is a street car and there is no legal barrier to its use on public roads. This version can be ordered for European customers through the Tequipment accessories series and also includes a Porsche warranty.
Admittedly, the GT Black Series is a full-fledged AMG product, but that is not the case with the 911 GT2 RS, as it has been reviewed by Manthey Racing.
It is worth mentioning that the AMG GT Black Series set a record of 6 minutes and 48 seconds on the 12.8-mile (20.8 km) track in Nürburgring, which is 6 minutes and 43 seconds for the Porsche GT2 RS. Interestingly, unlike many competitors whose engine is located in the middle or rear, the AMG GT Black Series engine is mounted at the front. The closest record set by a front-engined car is 7 minutes and 1 second to the Dodge Viper ACR.