Ever wanted to get close to the world’s most powerful street-legal Porsche? Well here it is, the extraordinary Porsche 911 GT2 RS.
How does 462kW, 0-100km/h in 3.2 seconds, top speed of 328km/h and a Nurburgring lap record of 7 minutes 18 seconds sound? All from a supertuned 3.6 litre twin-turbocharged (variable geometry turbochargers) six-cylinder engine.
Compared to the last GT2 RS, the new one has 67 more kilowatts and weighs 70kg less. Oh and it uses less fuel, but who really cares.
To give you some perspective, this thing weighs about the same a Toyota Corolla, but has nearly five times its power output. So it’s incredibly fast!
Unlike the 911 Turbo (which is actually quicker from 0-100km/h) this GT2 RS’ power is delivered via a six-speed manual (sorry, no automatic) to the rear-wheels. As its a purpose built track car that can also drive on the road, Porsche has equipped it with its Composite Ceramic Brakes.
To give you the grip and handling you need, the 911 GT2 RS comes with 245/35 ZR 19 at the front and ridiculously large 325/30 ZR 19 at the rear.
Being the ultimate 911, it gets pretty much everything standard, such as Porsche Adaptive Suspension Management (PASM) and Porsche Stability Management (PSM).
To set it apart from the rest of the range the GT2 RS comes with pretty much everything carbon fibre and is finished in a matt-black paint. With bigger wheels (wrapped in new alloys with central locking nut), flared arches and GT2 RS badging you’ll be sure to know what you’re looking at. Mechanically, apart from the engine upgrade, it also makes use of unique anti-roll bars and specific engine mounts.
When it comes to having some serious fun, all the nanny controls can be switched off entirely.
Moving inside the interior is blessed with lightweight two-piece bucket seats. Did we say they are made out of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic? Even the door panels use fabric straps instead of door handles to save weight.
Colour codding is a case of black and red that complement each other to produce a sporty look.
Only 500 of the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS will be made so if you want to see one, you better get here quickly!