Porsche 911 GT2 RS: The Fastest Street-Legal Porsche Ever

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This is the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. It's a 620HP, Nurburgring-devouring beast. Seven minutes, eighteen seconds 'round the 'Ring to be precise. It's the fastest road-going Porsche ever and exactly what all those Cayennes have been paying for.

Until now we've been clinging to the idea of the 993 Carrera RS as the pinnacle of everything that embodies Porsche. It may be time to let that idea go. The Porsche 911 GT2 RS, the last variant of the 997-series, is what those crazy ass-engined slot car-loving maniacs in Stuttgart are calling "the fastest and most powerful road-going sports car" ever built by Porsche. It's over 150 lb lighter than the next-rung-down GT2. The variable geometry twin-turbochargerd, horizontally-opposed six cylinder develops 620 HP and 516 lb-ft of torque with a curb weight just a tick over 3,000 lbs. That means every horsepower only has to lug around 4.8 lbs.


Those kinds of numbers mean only one thing: acceleration worthy of a Titan rocket — 0-to-62 MPH comes in only 3.5 seconds, 0-to-124 MPH: 9.8 seconds, 0-to-186 MPH: 28.9 seconds. Then everything gets hauled to a stop via carbon ceramic brakes.

Inside, there are carbon fiber seats, lighter doors and panels. There aren't even door handles for God's sake, rather "door opening straps." This is Porsche done right. Only 500 copies will be built, and with the asking price of £164,107 ($245,000) you better act fast Mr. Moneybags.

This video sums things up nicely.

It seems Porsche has finally bested the Nissan GT-R, and it only costs $245K (or whatever it'll cost to get one stateside).