Great driving impressions here with the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, the most powerful road-going Porsche ever.
Armed with a race-bred engine originally designed for the 24 Hours of Le Mans but now brought to life in a production car as a 3.6-liter twin-turbo flat-6 with variable turbine geometry (VTG), the GT2 RS sends all of its 620 bhp and 516 lb.-ft. of torque via a 6-speed manual to the rear wheels. According Porsche, zero to 60 mph takes only 3.4 sec, and the 205-mph top speed is limited only by gearing. Andreas Preuninger, Project Manager for Porsche’s motorsport-derived road cars, noted that the RS is designed not just for acceleration, but also ultimate speed and handling on a race track. In fact, the RS was born when Porsche engineers were fine-tuning the GT2, and came up with a wish list of how that car could be further improved. It’s really no wonder, then, that the RS can lap the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife in just 7 minutes and 18 seconds, besting the Corvette ZR1, Dodge Viper ACR and Nissan GT-R.