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Fastest convertible and second fastest car overall.

1. Porsche 911 GT2 RS 1:33.51
2. McLaren MP4-12C Spider 1:33.69
3. Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 1:33.80
4. Wiesmann GT MF5 Mk II 1:34.00
5. Ferrari 458 Italia 1:34.30
6. Audi R8 GT 1:34.45
7. KTM X-Bow R 1:34.53
8. Porsche 911 GT3 RS 1:34.75
9. Lamborghini Aventador 1:34.84
10. Audi R8 V10 plus (2013) 1:35.00

 

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Was a very fast lap, but actually could be quicker! Lots of steering correction and hesitant on the throttle
You know, I've watched it twice and I don't really think it could have been that much quicker. Those are pretty subtle steering inputs and well on the limit; he's not jumping out of the throttle or missing apexes. Fractions here and there, but I don't think the cornering speed in many of the turns could have been significantly higher, but maybe you see something different.

It looks fast to me, like he is getting a lot out of those tires. IF they are customer-spec Pirellis, I'm impressed.
 

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Could be a bit smoother but was pretty well on the limit the whole time. Good driving.
Fast track, not very technical.
 

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Could be a bit smoother but was pretty well on the limit the whole time. Good driving.
Fast track, not very technical.
He was definitely on the limit, but could be smoother rolling into the throttle. Seemed a bit too stabby. There were also times when he was a bit hesistant mid corner, but probably could have gotten away with keeping the throttle down.
 

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Fastest convertible and second fastest car overall.

1. Porsche 911 GT2 RS 1:33.51
2. McLaren MP4-12C Spider 1:33.69
3. Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 1:33.80
4. Wiesmann GT MF5 Mk II 1:34.00
5. Ferrari 458 Italia 1:34.30
6. Audi R8 GT 1:34.45
7. KTM X-Bow R 1:34.53
8. Porsche 911 GT3 RS 1:34.75
9. Lamborghini Aventador 1:34.84
10. Audi R8 V10 plus (2013) 1:35.00

Can't imagine what a 991 GT2 RS will do;):p.......Porsche seems to always be on their A game:D
 

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This is a convertible... 150 lb less could be quite a few tenths. :) Still don't know what tires are being used, but I'd guess corsas. Compared to Sport Cups, the Mclaren's time is incredible
 

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For all we know maybe the driver had a few to many espresso's before jumping into the car and it made him a little jerky with both the throttle and steering wheel. I'd be extremely happy with that performance if I was the driver, that said I'm impressed with the whole thing, its always easy to be critical when someone else is doing the driving. Cheers.....??
 

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Hey guys, come on he was a crap driver. It's a wonder he knew the car had a manual throttle. Absolute rubbish lap time. A complete balls up.
 

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Driver looked fast - noticed some flaws but nothing major.

My guess - better performance than 99% of Mclaren owners including myself.

Thought we were just a bunch of guys who liked expensive things that go really fast.

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150 lbs less and cup tires, with MY 2013 coupé ie 625 hp, voilá, probably 1/s faster/lap. The Porsche GT2 RS driver was Porsche's test/racing driver on Cup Tires. Those tires are 1/s a lap faster than Super Sport tires according to Michelin.
 

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AutoBild Sportscars-results (on Corsa semi-slicks):

0-100 km/h: 3,07 s (fastest open-top car)
0-200 km/h: 9,4 s (fastest open-top car)
 

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150 lbs less and cup tires, with MY 2013 coupé ie 625 hp, voilá, probably 1/s faster/lap. The Porsche GT2 RS driver was Porsche's test/racing driver on Cup Tires. Those tires are 1/s a lap faster than Super Sport tires according to Michelin.
I should hope so too with the mclarens trick suspension , gearbox , new design etc etc .
Porsche always the big boys in the black on track . To think the gt2rs is previous generation , the 991 gt2 rs will be a monster .
Daily use , looks , feel good factor etc the Mac rules but when it comes to Laptimes ; there can be only 1 .
 
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