A freeze frame shot of the 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S at the Ring.

Video of the 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S 7:37 Nurburgring lap

A video has hit the internet showing the 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S tearing around the famed Nürburgring race course with a time of 7:39.9, putting the new Carrera S in very impressive company in terms of recorded lap times and in fine modern Nürburgring lap times – the German automaker has offered up an awesome video of the lap time being set.

The Nürburgring Nordschleife has become the ultimate proving grounds for every type of sports car from automakers around the world so when the 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S turned out a lap time of 7:37.9, the new 911 Carrera S put itself among some incredible company. That time makes the 911 Carrera S faster than times turned in by the Lexus LFA, the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, the Nissan GT-R and the Ferrari 458 Italia – all of which ran a time of 7:38 in the hands of European car mag Sport Auto driver Horst von Saurma.

The 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S used for the video below was equipped with the dual clutch automatic transmission featuring paddle shifters that the German automaker calls the Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK). The wheelman in the video below is pro racer Timo Kluck. Perhaps what makes this new ‘Ring lap time so impressive is the fact that the Carrera S is really just a small step up from the base 2013 911. This 400hp, rear wheel drive coupe carries a price tag below $100k which makes it less expensive than plethora of cars on the Nürburgring Nordschleife lap time list that turned in slower times.

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