Porsche GT2 RS Nürburgring Record
The Porsche GT2 RS is a staggeringly impressive machine. It pumps out 700bhp, that is around four times the power of a regular family car and an additional 200bhp on top of the power output from a Porsche 911 GT3. It accelerates from 0-60mph in just 2.8 seconds, has a top speed of 211 mph and it is only rear wheel drive, not four wheel drive, this gives the GT2 RS amazing character.
We were fortunate to film the launch of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and delighted when Porsche asked us to head to the Nürburgring to document the car going for a time on the legendary 20 kilometre circuit. The aim was to break the record for the fastest production car and the target time was that of the Lamborghini Huracan Performante at 6:52.0. Other impressive Nürburgring lap times include the Porsche 918 Spyder at 6:57.0, the record holder for quite some time, the Lamborghini Aventador at 6:59.7 and next up the Viper ACR-Extreme with a 7:03.2.
The Nürburgring is such a special place. The circuit is insane, one demanding fast corner flows into another, and another, before g-force inducing inclines and dramatic dips. The track is a rollercoaster that tests the driver and the car like no other circuit. Our challenge was also a difficult one. We needed to get from corner to corner very quickly between runs, and the car was only scheduled to complete a handful of laps. We needed to film trackside, record the action in the pits, start onboard cameras and fly a drone, all with a crew of three. At Kingdom Creative we are automotive filing specialists and we enjoy a challenge. This shoot was a challenge for the GT2 RS and also our film crew.
We mounted GoPro cameras in the car using tape and white tac, rather than clamps as these added too much weight to the car. We filmed on two Sony FS7 cameras and a Sony A7S mounted on a Ronin steadycam rig. Our drone was a DJI Inspire. The shoot was rapid and over in under two hours. An emotional experience, delighted for the Porsche team at the Ring which included Andreas Preuninger, the genius behind Porsche GT cars and Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser the Head of Porsche Motorsport. So what was the time? The Porsche 911 GT2 RS smashed it! Recording a staggering record time of 6:47.3.
So proud that Kingdom Creative were a part of this piece of history.