By combining the GT2 and RS badges Porsche came up with a winning combination. The 997 GT2, in its original form, was a potent car that combined the power of a 911 Turbo with the fun and excitement of rear-wheel drive. With the RS Porsche added light weight into the equation (in true RS style). Out went interior fripperies and in came a lightweight rear window, carbonfibre body panels (including the bonnet). The RS was 70kg lighter than the previous GT2, weighing in at just 1370kg. Other body changes included RS-style front arch extensions and restyled front and rear spoilers.  Power, meanwhile, was up 90bhp over the first GT2, to 620bhp. That gave a power-to-weight ratio of 2.21kg per horsepower. And in turn that gave stunning performance. 0-62mph took 3.5 seconds, 0-124mph was 9.8 seconds, while top speed was 205mph. The RS was Porsche’s fastest production 911. Porsche GT2 RS

Just 500 examples of the GT2 RS were sold worldwide.

How to spot
  • Black carbonfibre bonnet
  • Front arch extensions
  • Large rear wing
  • GT2 RS badging

Capacity: 3600 cc

Compression ratio: 12.5:1

Maximum Power: 620 bhp @ 6500 rpm

Maximum Torque: 700 Nm @ 2500-5000rpm

Brakes: Front: 380 mm discs; rear: 350 mm discs; PCCB, servo assisted with ABS

Suspension: Front: Lower wishbones and MacPherson struts with combined coil springs and dampers, plus anti-roll bar Rear: Multilink with combined coil springs and dampers, plus anti-roll bar

Wheels & Tyres: Front: 9Jx19ET47 with 245/35ZR19 Rear: 12Jx19ET48 with 325/30ZR19

Length: 4469 mm

Width: 1852 mm

Weight: 1370 kg

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0-62 mph (100 kph): 3.5 secs

Top speed: 205 mph