Warning: Lots of inappropriate profanity in the footage above.
For Lars Kern, the man who set the 991 GT2 RS’ record lap at the Nurburgring, this might’ve seemed like a casual jaunt through the forest. Braking early, giving the slower cars a wide berth, and avoiding much curb hopping, he strings together a respectable lap that wouldn’t come close to any of his quickest.
However, the German’s natural pace and intimate understanding of the 12.9-mile course are enough to terrify an Aussie bluesman by the name of Billy Neal. It seems the hardening that comes with years of touring didn’t prepare him for the run ’round the ‘Ring, as he’s clearly on the verge of soiling himself. To be fair, most mortals would sweat a bit when sitting shotgun in a GT3 RS driven by one of the quickest shoes on the ‘Ring.
So, naturally, the expletives fly. Anyone who’s been on a hot lap with a qualified driver knows the emotions are overwhelming—and you can’t expect a musician to keep them bottled up. Even Kern decides to join in the four-letter fun at 6:52 when his lap is hampered by an oblivious driver in an E36. Only at that moment, when the two are forced to slow considerably, does a relaxed Neal say anything that doesn’t sound like it should be bouncing off a stack of shipyard containers.