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Ultimate 911 Turbo previewed: Porsche 911 GT2 RS

By Rigval on 15 May 2010

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Whenever Porsche comes out with a 911 that is designated a 'GT2' almost everyone gets nervous. The GT2 moniker is usually reserved for a high performance version of the 911 Turbo. It is lighter than the Turbo version as Porsche threw away the all wheel drive system and made it rear wheel drive. The 996 version of the GT2 became known as a 'widowmaker' as it channeled more than 500bhp from its rear mounted engine only to the rear tires. The recipe of the engine at the wrong place and too much power to the rear wheels made it even worse than the usual 911 type of scary, pendulum-like oversteering effect that happens when things go wrong. So what does Porsche do then?.

Porsche has now come up with an 'RS' version of the already manic GT2; the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. The car pictured above has supposedly lapped the Nurburgring Nordschleife in 7minutes 18secounds and was recently previewed to dealers in Europe. It is 200kg lighter than the already lightweight GT2. It is even more powerful than the already legendary and ultimate (of its time) Porsche Carrera GT which only has 612ps. It does 100km/h from a standstill in 3.4 seconds, zero to 200km/h in under 10 seconds and a top speed of over 300km/h.

At a stroke, Porsche has created the ultimate 911 Turbo. This is like the 911 GT3 RS but with '21' added on the scale of 10. The GT2 RS makes 620ps from its 3.6liter twin turbocharged engine. The whole thing runs through the rear axle which I believe must be aided by the PASM or Porsche Stability Management System. The RS also has a roll cage like the GT3 RS in place of its rear seats. But I have to say that in other words, they have created a car that may be potentially the scariest road going Porsche of them all.

This car may reaffirm the 'widowmaker' nickname of the original GT2 and it will surely enter the annals of almost everyone's top 10 911s ever produced. The cost for owning one of these, limited to 500 units monster? It starts at 240,000Euros. All the Porsche I ever wanted was the GT3 RS. Now they've done it by moving the goalposts of 911 heaven again.

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Rigval
Written by Rigval
Born in 1972. Married with a kid. Loves B-road drives and have driven cars from the 1950s to date.



 
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