It’s like a rite of passage: at some point in its life, preferably at an early stage, a sports car has to prove its credentials at the 20.6 km (12.8-mile) arena that is the “old” Nürburgring. Even more so, when it's a Porsche, for which it’s a matter of honor.

Enter the all-new 911, aka the 991, in 394bhp (400PS) Carrera S guise with a PDK dual-clutch seven-speed gearbox and stock tires.

Timo Kluck, who was behind the steering wheel, piloted the new 911 around the ‘Ring in a blistering 7.37:9 on August 28, though Porsche officially released the video just a few days ago.

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