The new Porsche 911 GT2 RS has been presented at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed. This was its official world debut, and needless to say, I was there to try and capture it all, wheter it was on the hillclimb or at the supercar paddock (or even in Porsche’s stand, not too far from Molecomb). I even got a few driving shots of it, which is pretty cool, don’t you think?
The new GT2 RS is a six-cylinder 700 bhp monster, developping 750nm of torque. The 0 to 100km/h in 2,8s. Arguably, the most powerful and most extreme 911 ever built. Don’t you feel like they’ve been saying this for a while now? I do. But then again, I’m not complaining. It’s actually better to have such a vast amount of different 911 to count on (new GT3, 991 GT3 RS, 911 R, and now this…)!
Visually, the car very much ressembles a 991 GT3 RS, but obviously, a tad more brutal. When first looking at it, I had the same feeling I had when I first looked at the F12 TDF: it feels like an aftermarket kit on the car (for example, a lot of people told me it ressembles TechArt). That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, might I add, aftermarket tuners can sometimes make some pretty interesting things, especially when it comes to Porsche I reckon. The new GT2 RS features a bunch of air vents, mainly the two on the hood, and on the sides. The wing is pretty massive for a road-legal car, but when you’ve seen the McLaren P1 LM driving on the road… Well, let’s just say that nothing surprises you anymore, as far as wings go. They went for a subtle colour on this one: silver and black, with wheels that looked absolutely amazing, mainly due to their slightly golden reflections (at least I feel like they are).
BTW, and I feel it’s important to add, but the one presented at Goodwood had the Weissach pack (€20k option). Which included a different kind of interior (race seats etc) and possibly the set of wheels I like so much.