One of the last pre-production R2′s landed in the capable hands of Will Taylor and Steven Ranking, drivers of the Cannonball GTR. Installed on the morning they left for One Lap, the R2 helped the Cannonball GTR break the 5-year-old wet skidpad record, pulling an astonishing .953 G’s.
Over the ensuing week, Taylor and Rankins used the in-cabin remote control to quickly and effectively dial in the right amount of down force for each new track in the series.
“While other teams spent twenty minutes every time they wanted to adjust their aero setups for a given track, we were able to optimize our Aeromotions wing in twenty seconds and ended up with the perfect tune.” – Will Taylor.
At Daytona, Taylor ran a blistering 2:00.34 on the 24hrs track configuration. It’s impressive to see a street legal GT-R, running street tires, turn in times equivolant to the GT1 cars of ’96. His top speed of the morning session was 173.5mph. After tweaking the wing a little more, Taylor hit 177mph in the afternoon.
Congratulations to Will and Steven for a great show, and well deserved win! Learn more about their R2 wing.