If you’re at all familiar with the Porsche 911’s history, you’ll instantly recognize the GT2 RS moniker. Porsche has reserved this nameplate only for its fastest, most special 911 editions. The 993-gen 911 GT2 RS was the car which started it all, followed by the magnificent 997 GT2 RS. Now though, after a several-year hiatus, the iconic name is back, this time on a 991 generation car.
Rumors about a new GT2 RS have been circulating the internet for several years now, but it wasn’t until several days ago that Porsche released official information. Although it’s hard to think how one could possibly top the GT3 RS, Porsche has gone and done it again. The GT2 is essentially a lovechild between the GT3 RS and the Turbo S, combining the best of both worlds to create one stunning piece of engineering. In this world full of already insane supercars, the GT2 RS brings a new meaning to the word crazy.
The exterior resembles that of the GT3 RS with all the trick aero, and it’s got similar hardware underneath. Well, apart from the engine that is. The motor has been lifted from a 911 Turbo S, but Porsche’s boffins have tinkered with it for good measure. It boasts larger turbochargers, a new cooling system and even a lightweight titanium exhaust system, completely bespoke for the GT2 RS. The result is 700 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque sent to the rear wheels only. That’s right, and it’s a rear-wheel drive only proposition. Sadly, it won’t come with a manual like its 997-gen predecessor, but the lightning-quick PDK is more than sufficient.
The sprint to 62 mph takes just 2.8 seconds, but the 8.3 seconds needed to reach 124 mph is the staggering figure here. It’ll top out at 211 mph, beating most modern supercars from the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini. What’s more, because it’s a Porsche, we have no doubt it’ll be as tame to drive as a Macan or a Panamera. Unless you turn every driving aid off and want to pretend you’re Michael Schumacher. At that case, you’re on your own.