The Porsche 911 GT3 sports a 500 Horspower Naturally-Aspirated engine and the 911 Turbo S sports a 580 Horspower well, Turbo engine. Both slightly different in terms of the style of performance they deliver. The 911 GT3 a more track-oriented car and the 911 Turbo S, a savage accelerating machine. What happens then should you combine the two? Well, you end up with the 911 GT2 RS. Porsche’s fastest 911 model, ever. In fact it delivers performance dangerously close to the 918 hyper-car. 911 GT2 RS is so aggressive it makes the GT3, a superior car in it’s own right, look like a child’s toy. It is literally is a mash-up of both cars.
Porsche has basically taken the GT3’s aero-package, doubled the aggressiveness, taken the engine from a 911 Turbo S, increased the power to 700 Horsepower, wrapped it all up in carbon fiber and gave it a sticker price of close to $300,000. This seems like a lot but that’s still only a fraction of what you’d pay for a 918 so there’s still a bargain to be had. Zero to sixty takes a menacing 2.7 seconds, not much of a huge improvement over the 911 Turbo S but then again the GT2 will take you all the way up to 210 miles-per-hour.
The cabin is much more GT3 in nature. Fixed carbon seats are accompanied by a roll cage and the only transmission available is Porsche’s PDK vs. a Manual Gearbox option on the GT3. With so much power however we reckon there are more important things to focus on when maximizing performance than shifting gears. Such as staying on the road and not flying off of a cliff. In summary then, the GT2 RS is more GT3 than it is 911 Turbo. The 911 Turbo S is still a very usable car on the road. More of an excessively capable Grand Tourer than track car.
The GT2 however, is pure savage. The only way to exploit it’s maximum potential is quite possibly an unearthly race track located on Mars or something of the sort. Still, we’re grateful it exists here on earth. Photos via Porsche Cars North America, Inc.