Wisconsin’s famed Road America race track has a new production car lap record holder: The 992-generation Porsche 911 GT3 RS.

With Porsche Deluxe Carrera Cup driver Dimitri Dimakos at the wheel, the GT3 RS set a lap time of 2:13.8 around the 4-mile road course. This is a nearly two-second improvement on the previous lap record holder, a 2019 Porsche 911 GT2 RS, despite the GT3 being down two turbochargers and nearly 200 horsepower to the GT2. It’s also an improvement of over 4.5 seconds compared to the previous GT3 RS at the same track. 

The current GT3 RS’s 518 horsepower is derived from a naturally-aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six engine. It’s aided by active aero elements and road-legal Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R N0 tires. This rubber—275/35 ZR20 in front and 335/30 ZR 21 in back— was specifically developed for the GT3 RS, fitted to the record breaker by an authorized Porsche Center.

The driver, Dimakos, praised the GT3 RS for “the ease at which it can achieve that lap time, and the confidence it inspires in the driver.” When MotorWeek tested the new RS, we came away with a similar impression, saying “it makes you feel like a driving hero, despite your actual skills being far from it.”