But now, the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS can be added to that list, having officially clocked a Green Hell laptime of 6:56.4 at the hands of Keven Estre.
Frank Steffen Walliser, vice president of Porsche motorsport and GT cars, said: "No other Porsche model gets as close to racing as the new GT3 RS".
The 2018 GT3 RS is now placed third on the production vehicle laptime leader board, just ahead of the 918 Spyder's 6:57.0, and is a full 24 seconds faster than the previous GT3 RS's best Nurburgring laptime.
"This lap was a sensational experience for me". If you're wondering, yes, this is faster than the previous GT3 RS, by 24 seconds!
Back in 2013, the €600,000 hybrid hypercar set a lap time of 6 minutes 57 seconds, which now makes it slower (albeit by a tiny margin) than the €200,000 sports auto.
The 513bhp Porsche was using road-legal Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tyres, which owners can choose to have fitted, and was otherwise standard, says Porsche. "The sound is a dream".
The rear-wheel drive track monster is powered by a naturally-aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six engine that produces a staggering 520hp and 346 lb-ft of torque. A second driver, Lars Kern, was only tenths of a second slower which Porsche GT line director Andreas Preuninger says shows how driveable the auto is at the limit. For a driver, each of the car's thousands of parts have to feel like one - that's an unbeatable strength of the GT3 RS.