The Porsche 991.2 911 GT2 RS: A Sports Car Converted Into A Road Legal Track Car With Hypercar Performance!

The 991.2 GT2 RS is one of the insane 911s, which has a Turbo S engine under it hood and is tuned to generate 690hp and 750Nm of torque, which helps it to achieve the 0-100 time in 2.7 seconds and with the Manthey Racing kit, it is the 2nd fastest car around the Green Hell after the Mercedes-AMG One.

If asked which is currently the most psychotic 911, then many of you will answer the 992 GT3 RS, well you will not be completely wrong, but after all being a full-blown track car which can produce an insane 850kgs of downforce, which is more than any other production car today, which is also road legal, the 992 GT3 RS still lacks in power, don’t get me wrong here, I agree the 4.0L naturally aspirated flat-6 sounds insane, but it only pushes 520hp, which is still no joke, but when we compare it with its current competitors like the BMW M4 CSL or the Chevy C8 Corvette Z06, it is low in power on paper, but on the track the 992 GT3 RS will manage to set the fastest lap time then its competitors because of the insane amount of downforce it produces until the 991.2 GT2 RS comes into the scene because no matter how much downforce the 992 GT3 RS has when it comes to the most powerful production 911s that describes their lunacy with killer handling combined with mental speed and acceleration, the 991.2 GT2 RS comes on the top, and when Porsche tested it with the Manthey Racing kit in 2021, it became the fastest production car around the Nurburgring until the Mercedes-AMG One smashed it in 2022, but still the GT2 RS MR holds the the 2nd fastest production car record around the Nurburgring.

All this is possible because the 991.2 GT2 RS is basically a stripped-down version of the 991.2 Turbo S, which has the same 3.8L twin-tubo flat-6 but with new pistons, new intercoolers, new intake, and a titanium exhaust system, which result into a power output of 690hp @7000rpm and 750Nm of peak torque @2,500rpm paired with a 7-speed PDK and rear-wheel-drive and all this helps it to reach from standstill to 100kmph in 2.7 seconds, which makes it quicker than many hypercars, and with updated aerodynamic bits from Manthey Racing, helped it to achieve a lap time of 6:40.33 seconds around the Nurburgring.

The design of the 991.2 GT2 RS is purely focused on aerodynamics, downforce and weight shedding like every other GT car in the Porsche lineup. Talking about its front look, it has giant air dams which pass air to the louvres one on each fender, which then passes air to the ducts one on each rear fender to feed air to the engine, and all these aero elements also help the GT2 RS to produce almost 450kgs of downforce and for excessive weight reduction, it has the front wing, hood, roof and rear spoiler all made out of carbon fibre, with that the wheels are made out of magnesium, by which it has a kerb weight of 1,567kgs.

From inside too, Porsche has stripped out the bits that add weight to the GT2 RS, like the panels have less leather, carbon fibre bits and a strap to open or close it from inside, electronically adjustable comfort seats are replaced by the carbon fibre sport bucket seats, the centre console too now includes only necessary buttons like the traction control and exhaust settings, the most amount of weight shedding is done by deleting the rear seats and replacing it by racecar inspired roll-cage, with that you still have the infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Car Play and climate control to make it road legal.

Porsche has started testing the 992 GT2 RS on the Nurburgring, and according to the sources and reports, it will have the same 690hp combined with an electric motor which will help it give an extra boost. From the above image, we can see it has an identical aero setup as the 992 GT3 RS, including the giant rear wing with DRS, which means it is going to break the bars of insanity in the 911 lineup and we can also expect that it will also be able to beat the time of the Mercedes-AMG One to become the fastest car around the Nurburgring again.

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