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Old 04-20-2017, 09:00 AM
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Why Porsche’s GT Boss Doesn’t Care About Nurburgring Lap Times

Trying to one-up each other must be a favorite past time of automakers, especially when it comes to Nurburgring lap times.

Although it was once considered the holy grail of performance specs, Porsche seems to be stepping back from setting record Nurburgring lap times for one simple reason: it’s just not that fun.

During an interview with AutoGuide.com after the North American debut of the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3, which is now available with a manual transmission option, Porsche GT boss <span class="s1">Andreas Preuninger shed some light on why they brought back the manual.

'There are a lot of people who aren’t looking at the stopwatch when they’re on the track and they just want the interaction and they want a driver’s car,' he said at the New York Auto Show, saying that making the GT3 more fun was the main goal. 'This is the reason why we left the route of being the quickest on the Nurburgring and only thinking about lap times. I don’t care that the competition is a little bit faster around the ‘Ring.'
Read more about Why Porsche’s GT Boss Doesn’t Care About Nurburgring Lap Times at AutoGuide.com.</span>
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