One of my bucket list items is to take a fast car and push it to the limit on the Autobahn. It doesn't even need to be a performance car; just something where I can push it as far as it can go. My father in law lived in Germany for 7 years while diving an old Volvo wagon; he said maxing that thing out was the most fun he has had in years.
Imagine, then, what it must be like to take a Porsche 911 GT2 RS to the max. Normally, the GT2 RS is limited to 211 MPH. With the limiter disabled, the car can reach 221 MPH. Can it actually reach its claimed top unlimited speed? That's what the folks at Sport Auto wanted to find out.
Sport Auto took the car to an unrestricted section of the Autobahn and let loose. The speedometer read 356 KPH (approximately 221 MPH) before the driver backed off. However, the GPS device attached to the car read 342 KPH (about 212.5 MPH), so there's a bit of a discrepancy with what the actual speed was.
Either way, the 911 GT2 RS is one seriously fast car and even limited, 211 MPH is nothing to scoff at. There are very few places in the world where you can legally hit that speed on public roads, so you know what? I'll take one.