The 991.2 GT3 RS has finally been driven, with Kyle Fortune the lucky man to have pedalled the blistering new Rennsport on your behalf around the de-restricted roads of the Isle of Man (I wonder where Porsche GB got that idea from, considering our autumn road trip there in the 991.1 RS!). As ever, context and synergy is important, so on top of delivering the definitive first drive verdict on the ‘green lizard’, we’ve put the car back-to-back against the 996 and 997.2 GT3 RSS to see how the offering from each generation compares. As you’ll discover from the epic feature beginning on page 20, all are different, save for those fundamentals that make each car a true 911 sports car.
On the subject of final RS cars from each generation, it’s looking increasingly likely that we are indeed going to see a special edition before the 991 finally bids us farewell. You may remember I called it right from the moment the ‘green lizard’ was revealed – the reason is that, regardless of how awesome the 991.2 GT3 RS is (and cutting 24 seconds from the ‘Ring time of the 991.1 is pretty damned awesome), its spec just isn’t special enough for a car which, in all likelihood, is going to be the last-ever generation of Rennsport using atmospheric engines.
Rumours abound we could see a rear mid-engined RSR in homage to the car used by Porsche Motorsport and customer teams in the WEC (pictured above), said to be very limited on a numbered production run. Annoyed you missed out on a 991.2 GT3 RS? Dust yourself down and get that letter of intent submitted to your Porsche Centre right now!
“We could see a rear mid-engined RSR in homage to the car used by Porsche motorsport”