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    • Automotive journalism is garbage these days - 6:48.75 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Nurburgring time is bogus

      A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. A quote from Winston Churchill but with how quickly information (and misinformation) spreads today it is more apt than ever.


      Several outlets reported that the new 991.2 generation 911 GT2 RS lapped the Nurburgring in 6:48.75 and in doing so set a new Nurburgring production car record. This was false.

      BoostAddict reported this as a rumor because the source was a Facebook post. It turns out that Facebook post was just a guess:


      A bit ridiculous for a guess to be reported by major outlets as a new record, isn't it? Especially when many of these outlets have relationships with manufacturers and can simply ask Porsche directly. They would rather get cheap hits though and not do any actual work to verify the claim.

      It is an unfortunate reality of the social media era.

      The new GT2 RS may end up setting a new record but for now, there is no official time.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: Automotive journalism is garbage these days - 6:48.75 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Nurburgring time is bogus started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 9 Comments
      1. bp95gsx's Avatar
        bp95gsx -
        Shouldn't i get credit for this? Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bp95gsx Click here to enlarge
        Shouldn't i get credit for this? Click here to enlarge
        Yes you should Click here to enlarge
      1. quattr0's Avatar
        quattr0 -
        Its real and better time now

        http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cult...e-nurburgring/
      1. Surquhar's Avatar
        Surquhar -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by quattr0 Click here to enlarge
        Wow that's crazy fast.
      1. F16HTON's Avatar
        F16HTON -
        A lot happens while we sleep...
      1. F16HTON's Avatar
        F16HTON -
        For those who like visuals

      1. quattr0's Avatar
        quattr0 -
        Man, that looks so easy for him! I think he got up to 182 mph at the beginning....
      1. Surquhar's Avatar
        Surquhar -
        He only had to drop it to 2nd a handful of times unlike the NA GT3's. You have to love that torque!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by F16HTON Click here to enlarge
        For those who like visuals
        Oh my... time for another article.