How about them new race-like barely street legal Michelin tires? It (along with some electronic magnetic suspension thingy) gave the Z06 a 20 sec difference, I would like to see them on their upcomming models.For the 'Ring run, Porsche used a Carrera S with PDK dual-clutch transmission and Dynamic Chassis Control. However, before you go check the Carrera S's time against the similarly-priced Nissan GT-R, you should know that Porsche says they don't care if their new car is slower than Godzilla; the new lap time, Achleitner says, is just to compare against the outgoing model. Still, we doubt Porsche's abandoning their traditional Turbo-versus-GT-R-around-the-Nordschleife rivalry before the new forced-induction 911 even arrives. The 2012 Nissan laps the 'Ring in 7:24.22; if the Carrera S's 13 second improvement carries over to the Turbo, it should run around the track in 7:26.
How might Porsche try and eke out those extra two or three seconds? Well, they could always throw a little carbon fiber on there. Achleitner said the car maker is considering using CFRP for sportier models; while this usually meant the RS cars in the past, we could see Porsche grabbing some carbon bits to buy the Turbo more time on the track. (We wouldn't be opposed to seeing the regular Turbo go a little more in the GT2 RS direction, either.) As an example of what the car maker might do, Achleitner said the whole roof module could be replaced with a carbon fiber version.