World's fastest cars: When the Lamborghinis and Porsches set Nürburgring on fire

Most automakers cut their teeth at the Nürburgring, the last word on what a race track should be like. Setting a record here gives you bragging rights for eternity

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Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

It was in 2018 when Lamborghini revealed the Aventador Superveloce Jota (SVJ), which became the brand's most powerful naturally aspirated production model when it was launched. The 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 in the SVJ is tuned to produce 759bhp and 720Nm of torque. The most potent version of the Aventador supercar went on to smash the production car lap record at the Nurburgring Nordschleife by setting a time of 6:44.97. The legendary Nurburgring race track in Germany has been around since 1927 and had four different configurations originally, with the longest loop measuring 28.265 km. The 12.8-mile Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit is a favourite amongst automobile enthusiasts and car manufacturers who often use it as a test track to fine-tune their performance cars. 

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Porsche 911 GT2 RS

The Nurburgring Nordschleife lap record was held by the 911 GT2 RS before the Aventador SVJ. The 700hp from its 3.8-litre flat-six engine helped it fire a record-setting 6:47.3 lap time.

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Lamborghini Huracan Performante

The track-focused variant of the Huracan is powered by a 5.2-litre V10 developing 640hp and 600Nm of torque, which along with the supercar’s aerodynamic package was instrumental in capturing the Nurburgring lap record by setting a time of 6:52.01.

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Porsche 911 GT3 RS

The 991.2-generation Porsche GT3 RS gets a rear-mounted naturally aspirated 4.0-litre flat-six engine that churns out 520hp 470Nm of torque. It became the third production Porsche to break the 7-minute barrier at the Nurburgring in 2018 by setting a lap time of 6:56.4.

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