Is the GT2 RS the Wildest Porsche in Seven Decades?
Coming out from the Galgenkopf and on to the Döttinger Höhe 1km straight of the Nürburgring, there were joys on the railings of the pit lane from the Porsche crew as the timing board read 6m47.3s. The car driven by Porsche Test Driver Lars Kern was no other than the Porsche 911 GT2 RS.
Even though the Porsche 911 is a road car, it is regarded mostly for its track performance and why shouldn't it be, it has broken nearly every track record.
But this is not what I want to know, i want to know that when this road car is actually taken to the road, is it the wildest Porsche still?
I quite like the GT2 RS simply beacuse of its raw power delivery and this one doesn't disappoint. This is probably the reason why this has been fitted with the widest rear tyres ever fitted to a road-legal Porsche.
The simple characteristic that sets it apart from the GT3 RS is its power delivery. you put your foot down the accelerator and Bang.
The noise that it makes, it is phenomenal. You'd buy the GT3 RS because of its nat-asp engine but why now when a turbocharged flat-six is satisfying you ears as well as your power need by producing 700 horsepower.
You don't use all the 700 all the time but when you do, it is a gem of an experience. It's a bit like a private jet. You don't use it always but when you do, you love it.
If you put a tick on the Weissach Package which adds a roll cage and Magnesium wheels, it becomes even better.
It is not a cruiser, when you drive it slowly the ride isn't that good. Its one of those cars that urge you to drive fast. The faster you drive it, the better it is.
If you are concentrated, it will take corners with some discipline. This is the thing. For me this is not wildest, wildest is when poo comes out when you approach a corner. I also wanted it to stick its tail out a bit more.
I think Porsche got a bit more involved in lap time and record breaking that the GT2 RS lost a little bit of it raw character.
So is it the wildest road-legal Porsche? Well, the GT2 RS might not be the wildest road-legal car, but it is without any doubt the wildest Porsche.