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.
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
Did you Know?
0-62 mph (100 kph): 3.5 secs
Top speed: 205 mph