Fastest Porsche on the Sachsenring race track with 1:30.15 minutes
Faster than Walter Röhrl in a Porsche 918 Spyder
After one year of development, the time had finally arrived. The goal: to be the fastest Porsche on the Sachsenring race track! After having undertaken tough tests on the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring and other racing tracks, edo already broke the top-speed mark in the autumn. On the high-speed ATP race track in Papenburg, edo’s Blackburn drove the fastest speed of 341.21 km/h!
This involved the installation of Stage II, a stronger performance kit. The edo competition Powerkit now has an impressive 669 bhp (492 Kw). With a maximum torque of 880 Newton metres in over-boost, a rate of acceleration of 0-60 miles an hour (0-100km) of under 2.7 seconds (series 3.2 seconds) and a top speed of 341 km/h (series 318 km/h), the edo competition Porsche 991 Turbo S was really able to show what it can do when left off the leash.
Due to the fact that you in particular need curving talent when out on the race track, a further measure that was undertaken was the new development of the edo/KW Competition thread chassis. And this was a big package of alterations such as adjustable support bearings and a separate expansion tanks for which the compression and rebound stage can be set. Equipped with these measures, the professional driver Marc Basseng did countless laps of the Sachsenring race track. New set-ups were continually being tried out until everyone was happy with the way the car was set up in the finish. Michelin Sport Cup 2 semi-slicks were slipped onto the 20-inch forged wheels with central lock that edo developed itself before the car hit the track. Marc Basseng’s set-up was now able to show its full effect. In sector 2, the Blackburn was already three-tenths of a second faster than the 918 Spyder. Basseng was able to drive the fast downhill section behind the go-cart track in the same time as Walter Röhrl even though his car had an engine under its bonnet which delivered a significant 20 km/h higher top speed. Edo’s Blackburn recorded the best time in the corners in the sectors two and five. In a phenomenal overall lap, it was enough for edo competition to claim the record. The Vbox confirmed this result: A lap in 1:30.15 minutes, that is a new Porsche record on the Sachsenring!
You can read the entire report in the Autobild Sportscars edition no. 5 May 2016