The 2009 Porsche 911 is a touch faster than the 2008 version around the 'Ring, posting a 7:58 in Carrera S trim. This is also faster than a Cadillac CTS-V (barely) but still much slower than the Nissan GT-R dry time of 7:29. That's gotta hurt. Home turf, even. Though we doubt this will dissuade the dentists and accountants who get off on being able to correct their friends. "Porsh-uh, Sally, Porsch-uh."

To make Porsche feel better, many other companies will be racing around the 'Ring, lowering the average times. We're cool with the Audi R8 V10, and the TT-RS is probably pretty quick but... the 2010 9-4x? We're guessing the Porsche is faster than that. [InsideLine]