Weßling, Hockenheimring: With a new fabulous laptime of 1: 45.00 minutes, the 28-year-old GT reference driver Nico Bastian (Stuttgart) astonished the experts at the Hockenheimring. With the Porsche 911 GT3 RS [generation 991.2], configured by [a-workx], the native of Heidelberg mastered the Baden-Württemberg Motodrom fully two seconds faster than expected. On road-legal tire material, he left slick-tire, pure-bred GT4 racing cars behind him.
Maturity approval: Michelin’s latest „R“-generation proves to be lightning-fast even without a specific set-up customization. It allows racing-like performance on real racetracks like the Hockenheimring.
Strong overall package: The new 991.2 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, specially configured by [a-workx], a highly consistent track tool through targeted intervention on wheels, chassis and exhaust system.
Advantage in knowledge: Experience out of the current Porsche Sports Cup has been transferred most effectively from the 911 GT3 Cup to the GT3 RS of the current 991.2 model generation, with the development focus on even more driving dynamics.
In record time, [a-workx] from Wessling near Munich has not only configured the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS of the current 991.2 model generation for club sport and highly competitive road. In a fabulous time, reference driver Nico Bastian has also circulated the Hockenheimring. He recorded 1: 45.00 minutes on a driver licensing course. He was even faster than most of the same time in the Baden-Württemberg Motodrom testing, slick-tire, pure bred race car GT4 category.
This fable time was made possible by development work in a time lapse. It was not until July 2018 that [a-workx] commissioned a new Porsche 911 GT3 RS of the 991.2 generation. A little later, in the run-up to the Porsche Sports Cup on the third weekend of July at the Nürburgring, the first back to back runs took place. These were the Öhlins „TTX” chassis developed by [a-workx], the weight-optimized BBS „FI-R” wheelset in the classic, gold-colored cross-spoke design, and the likewise lightweight yet powerful Akrapovic exhaust system made of titanium material. In addition, data and findings from the use of up to four Porsche 911 GT3 Cup of the same model generation 991.2 could be applied. Of course, the latest Michelin tire generation with „R“-ID was not available at this early stage. Thus, only a suspension set-up based on the proven Michelin „Cup 2″ could be extended on the Eifel course.
On a well-used set Michelin „Cup 2″ began the rides on the Hockenheimring as well. First, Nico Bastian showed impressive 1: 47.00 seconds. After changing to the latest generation of sports tires with „R“-ID, the lap times dropped another fifty seconds to a fabulous 1: 45.00 seconds without further setup adjustment. Niko Wieth, racing manager of [a-workx], commented: „Several factors of success have played a key role here, first of all we have to mention our special, comprehensive know-how in the chassis sector and we have a sporty road set-up Also noteworthy are the ten kilograms of saved rotating mass through the BBS „FI-R” forged wheels, the further increase in efficiency due to the 20 kilograms lighter Liteblox battery in the front end and finally the power increase of 29 hp as well as saving 25 kilograms through the Akrapovic exhaust system made of titanium material, we have put all of this together in a performance-boosting package, and thanks to our daily renewing experience in active motorsports with current Porsche vehicles, we were able to implement this purposefully. ”
His preliminary conclusion: „The 991.2 generation Porsche 911 GT3 RS in our trim is the ideal road, trackday and club sport vehicle, and we have not only been able to equalize the performance of pure-bred GT4 racing cars, but even surpass them.” After the fabulous time at the Hockenheimring, the intensive test and deployment program for [a-workx] continues on the 20th and 21st of October 2018 at the same location. Then the six race weekend comprehensive event program of the Porsche Sports Cup with four Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, generation 991.2, turns into its final round. More about that soon.
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