The record breaking Porsche 993 'Black Snake' is a one off car that was originally a Carrera RS that was modified to become a fully customised GT2 version.
The modifications were carried out by SHK Motorsport in Germany in 1998 with the sole purpose of setting a new lap record on the famous Nurburgring Circuit.
Driven by Horst von Saurma the car recorded an incredible time of 7 minutes 46 seconds, setting a new road-car record for the Nurburgring.
The car utilised a 4-wheel drive system and transmission borrowed from the 993 turbo, fully adjustable Bilstein suspension, 18 inch Cargraphic wheels, and an uprated 650bhp twin-turbo GT2 Evo engine. The car was then lightened further by using carbon fibre RSR arch flares, front and rear bumpers and bonnet, a GT2 rear wing, Lexan windows, and a fully stripped interior and roll cage giving the car a weight below 1400kg wet and a top speed over 210mph.
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