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November 21, 2018

Porsche 911 GT3 sets lap record at Buddh International Circuit, Noida, India

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Photo: Porsche 911 GT3 has set a new lap record of 2 minutes 7.6 seconds at the Buddh International Circuit, Noida.

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Photo: Porsche 911 GT3 at the Buddh International Circuit, Noida.

Porsche India

Photo: Narain Karthikeyan, India’s first Formula 1 Driver, with the Porsche 911 GT3 after setting the lap time record at Buddh International Circuit, Noida.

Mumbai, November 21, 2018 — The 911 GT3, Porsche’s road-approved sports car, has set a new lap record of 2 minutes 7.6 seconds at the Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh — India’s only FIA-certified circuit. India’s first Formula 1 driver, Narain Karthikeyan, got behind the wheel of the Porsche 911 GT3 to beat the previous track record for road-approved street-legal production cars by 2.2 seconds.

The Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India has officially certified the record, Porsche India announced.

After his successful lap record attempt in the Porsche 911 GT3, Narain Karthikeyan said: “I have been lucky enough to have driven some of the world’s most powerful cars on tracks around the world, and I can truly say that driving the Porsche 911 GT3 today was one of the most exhilarating drives I have had the pleasure of experiencing. To set a record on home soil here at the Buddh International Circuit is very special to me, and I am honored to have made history here with Porsche today.”

Pavan Shetty, Director of Porsche India, added: “Across its 50-year history, the 911 has enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with the record books and we’re proud to see that tradition continue in India today. The lap record set here by the 911 GT3 is another example of the concentration of Porsche’s motorsport expertise into a high-performance sports car that also masters everyday driving. Offering an unfiltered driving experience and bridging the gap between the track and the road, it is a real highlight of the iconic 911 range which continues to win the hearts and minds of our customers in India.”

Source: Porsche India

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