Porsche 911 (991) GT2 RS | Spotted

Still the most powerful 911 ever made. And one of the best too

By Cam Tait / Monday, 24 October 2022 / Loading comments


With the launch of the 911 Carrera T earlier this week, the 992 range is nearing completion. We’ve had the arrival of the bonkers GT3 RS this year, which is about as close as you can get to a proper GT3 racer for the road, not to mention the excellent GTS and even the return of the Sport Classic name with essentially a rear-wheel drive 911 Turbo.

But there’s at least one major release we’re still waiting on: the 992-gen GT2 RS. We’ll leave the speculation up to you, but if it’s anything like its predecessors, then we’re all in for a treat. The current 911 Turbo S is, when you’re on it, terrifying fast and the idea of that car with more power, sent to the rear wheels exclusively, plus a giant fixed wing is something we’re very much into.

Not that we’re in any sort of rush for a new GT2, mind. Despite releasing it five years ago, the 991 GT2 RS is still comfortably the most powerful 911 to come out of Stuttgart, with its 3.8-litre twin-turbo flat-six developing 700hp (40hp more than the current Turbo S) and 553lb ft of torque. Silly numbers, really, especially as power is sent solely to the rear axle with the snappy 918-derived seven-speed PDK allowing you to dispatch a 0-62mph sprint in 2.7 seconds. Oh, and a Nurburgring lap time of six minutes and 47.3 seconds, making it not only the fastest production car on the planet at the time, but also some two seconds faster than Porsche’s most recent effort in the new 992 GT3 RS.

While its predecessors were offered up in ‘standard’ GT2 form, the 991 was only available as an RS. All 1,000 examples received the same aggressive aero pack, including an adjustable rear wing that can generate up to 450kg of downforce in its most aggressive setting. This, helped in part by having the engine in the back and all the chassis work done by the wizards at Porsche GT, meant the GT2 RS wasn’t nearly as lairy to drive as the numbers would suggest. With previous iterations of the GT2 punishing those who didn’t have their Weetabix in the morning, the 991 saw the flagship track car become more of a precision weapon.

With prices starting at just over £205,000 when it was new, most buyers opted for the optional Weissach Pack. This included a fancy carbon fibre bonnet with a body coloured stripe down the middle, carbon roof and bespoke anti-roll bars, along with lightweight magnesium wheels. And despite most of its hard work being undone by the inclusion of a roll cage, it’s still 30kg lighter at 1,440kg. Of course, a 911 GT2 RS will set you back considerably more today, so it’s worth hunting one down with the Weissach Pack ticked. We’ve got one right here.

After leaving the production line in 2018, the previous owner somehow managed to resist the urge to rag the thing wherever they went, seeing as though it’s only covered 2,000 miles. So it’s as close as you’ll get to being box fresh, and it comes with all the trimmings like cruise control and front axle lift, along with all the Weissach Pack upgrades. Which it should, really, at £359,900. If you think that’s a bit steep for the fastest production 911 ever, apparently four examples were lost at sea off the coast of Brazil when a cargo ship carrying them sank. I assume they’re fair game if you can find them, though recovering them could be pricey. And then you’d need to get them running, of course. A good detail will probably be in order, too…


SPECIFICATION | PORSCHE 911 (991) GT2 RS

Engine: 3,800cc flat-six, twin-turbocharged
Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch, rear-wheel drive
Power (hp): [email protected],000rpm
Torque (lb ft): [email protected],200rpm
MPG: 24
CO2: 269g/km
Year registered: 2018
Recorded mileage: 2,000
Price new: £205,000
Yours for: £359,900

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