Although the ‘standard’ 911 GT3 RS is as far removed from being slow and dull as humanly possible, there are apparently people who want more. There has to be at least several hundred of them, because the new GT2 RS is, without a question or a shadow of a doubt, the most insane road-going 911 ever made. The fact that Porsche decided to put it into production is an indication that there are enough lunatics out there to actually go out and buy it.
Of course, this isn’t the first time we encounter the GT2 RS moniker. Porsche started somewhat of a trend back in 1993 when they decided to combine two of their best-selling models into a sort of greatest-hits version. Think of the GT2 RS as a lovechild between the GT3 RS and the 911 Turbo S. It inherits all of the trick aero, undercarriage and interior specs from the GT3 RS, but gets Turbo S drivetrain bits. The end result is, as you’ve probably read in the title, a lot of horsepower. The original 993-generation GT2 RS may have been fast for its time, but the sheer level of performance this new 991-gen car promises almost defies physics.
The 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six has been lifted from the Turbo S, as mentioned, but Porsche didn’t just perform a straight carry over. To make it produce an unruly amount of power, they’ve given it larger turbochargers, an improved cooling system and a bespoke, lightweight exhaust system. The grand total equals to 700 horsepower at 7200 rpm and 553 lb-ft of torque. Perhaps more importantly, that’s 184 horsepower per liter at just 1.55 bar of pressure. In other words, one of the highest specific engine outputs from any modern super car currently on sale.
Power is sent to the back wheels only, but unlike its 993 and 997-gen predecessors, this new GT2 RS will be a PDK-only affair. Sadly then, no manual. Before you get disappointed and starting cursing at Porsche though, consider the following stats: 0-62 mph in just 2.8 seconds, 0-124 mph in 8.3 seconds and a top speed of 211 mph. It may be rear-wheel driven, but the ultra-quick seven-speed PDK coupled with the engine’s positioning means the GT2 RS offers mega traction off the line. The 325-section tires might have something to do with it as well.
In all likelihood the car’s already been sold out, despite the $294,250 price tag. Because this is Porsche, the possibilities to fully customize your GT2 RS are virtually endless. From the exterior body paint and the color of the brake calipers, right down to the interior materials and even the contour stitching. It’ll probably be so insanely fast that you won’t have time to notice anything else apart from the speed though. It’s Porsche going back to their roots and the madness which started it all, and we couldn’t be happier.