The Porsche 911 Turbo S isn't a track car—it's too heavy, too daily-driver focused for that. But, if you take a Turbo S to the track, it'll still lay down some crazy fast numbers. German magazine Sport Auto just took a brand new 991.2 Turbo S to the Nürburgring, where it ran a 7:17.11 in the hands of journalist Christian Gebhardt.
That lap might be far off the 911 GT2 RS's astounding 6:47.3 run, but it's still very impressive. It's not far off the more track-focused GT3's 7:12.7 run, which was set by Porsche factory test driver Lars Kern. And, it's worth noting that Gebhardt ran , so really, the GT3 and the Turbo S are very close.
The Turbo S's speed isn't much of a surprise to us, however. It ran the quickest lap time at our Performance Car of the Year 2017 test, despite being fitted with its standard set of Pirelli P Zero tires.
Sport Auto's tester was fitted with more aggressive Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires, which are available as an option for the Turbo S. The video also indicates the car was fit with a racing bucket seat and a harness as a safety measure.