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The fastest production car around the Nürburgring, no less… Indeed. In a weird twist of fate, I was driving the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS at Silverstone on the day of the bombshell. The video of its 6min 47.3sec is here. Five seconds faster than the Lamborghini Huracán Performante, ten seconds ahead of Porsche’s own 887bhp 918 Spyder. Whatever you think of the ‘Ring lap time as a measurement, it’s integrity, relevance or otherwise, you can’t deny the time tells an impressive story. How did the GT2 RS feel at Silverstone? The irony that my phone binged with the news of how fast the GT2 RS can get itself around a notoriously difficult circuit, while I’m tentatively feeling my way around somewhere much tamer, wasn’t lost on me. And you have to be tentative initially, because this is a GT2 RS. It has a bit of a reputation.