Video of the 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S 7:37 Nurburgring lap
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.
Seeing how quickly Kluck got the new 2013 Carrera S around the famed German race course not only gives this model some serious high performance street cred but it also shows the promise of the new 911 Turbo S when it hits the ‘Ring. Among other things, the Turbo S adds 130 horsepower and all wheel drive which allows the Turbo S to dash from 0-60 a full second faster than the Carrera S along with packing a stock top speed of 195 miles per hour (8 better than the Carrera S). Should those differences between the Carrera S and Turbo S be enough to shave ten seconds off of the time shown in the video below, the 2013 Porsche 911 will officially be faster than the Porsche Carrera GT supercar.