Porsche GT2 RS

Af­ter 54 years of on­go­ing de­vel­op­ment, Porsche has built the ul­ti­mate 911. Though it is some­what of a para­dox, the new GT2 RS is as com­posed as it is madly un­hinged.

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It took more than 50 years of the wrong idea to get it oh-so right. The new rear-en­gined, two-wheel drive Porsche 911 GT2 RS ap­plies 700 horse­power to the 325-wide Miche­lins and laughs at the rules, snick­ers at sus­pi­cion and dis­misses doubt around the out­side of turn 15 at Al­garve In­ter­na­tional Cir­cuit. I guar­an­tee you the GT2 is too much car for most of us, yet in this case, too much feels just right. Now, su­per­cars have been on the path of re­fine­ment for a while, get­ting ever more pow­er­ful, and ac­ces­si­ble, in equal mea­sure thanks to some rapid in­no­va­tion in elec­tron­ics. In fact, we’ve reached the point that any­one can take a deep breath, tuck their fat belly in and clam­ber into a Fer­rari, slid­ing it around the Scud­e­ria’s fig­ure eight Fio­rano test track like his n ame was Gian­carlo. I know, be­cause I’ve done it. The GT2 RS has lim­its of course, but they’re re­ally just the­o­ret­i­cal ones be­cause most of us will never push it that far. The lim­its you do reach how­ever, ev­ery time you plant the throt­tle, ev­ery time the tur­bos spool up and spit you down an­other straight and your body springs into sur­vival mode from the shock of this level of ac­cel­er­a­tion, are of the moral kind. This car ques­tions not only the laws of physics, but your so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity. How much of a delin­quent do you want to be? You'll an­swer that ques­tion by sim­ply ad­just­ing the throt­tle as needed. Be­spoke’s day with Porsche’s fastest, wildest 911 wasn’t lim­ited to a track ei­ther, as we slipped off to sam­ple south­ern Por­tu­gal’s wind­ing roads, past shut­tered houses at si­esta time. Talk about a power nap! The real limit to this car it turns out, de­pends on your feel­ings about hu­mankind, and your re­gard for so­ci­ety. The new GT2 RS is the most ad­vanced 911 Porsche has ever built, in the 54 years of ad­vanc­ing the 911. That RS tag means it’s com­ing at you next year from 259,000 USD straight outta Weis­sach, Porsche’s Rennsport rac­ing depart­ment, with one sim­ple tar­get: be the fastest car in the world. Yeah, not so sim­ple now…

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