Porsche GT2RS Ranks in Robb Report '12 Best Vehicles of 2019'!

Without question, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS is the 911 du jour, with more eager buyers clamoring for the keys than there are cars available. Ownership confers obvious bragging rights, insofar as the GT2 RS is the most powerful street 911 ever built by Porsche. But the appeal goes deeper, the more one explores the details. While the engine nudges 700 hp, pushing 911 flat-six development to the limit and delivering thrilling acceleration with an intoxicating soundtrack, the real performance highlights come from light-weight construction techniques that include lots of carbon-fiber panels, a magnesium roof and a titanium muffler. Clothed in the most extreme body of any 911, the GT2 RS design is dictated by aerodynamics that increase downforce—look at the enormous carbon rear wing that shouts “Porsche”—and massive air ducts, front and rear, that gulp and expel air in service of various combustion and cooling tasks.

 

The GT2 RS is essentially a track-ready supercar yet, like all 911 variants, is conceived to serve as a dutiful daily driver when called upon to provide more quotidian transportation, albeit limited to two occupants carrying very little cargo. As always, the Porsche build configurator offers a plethora of choices. The Weissach package, an $18,000 option, adds an exposed carbon-fiber roof and hood, with additional carbon-fiber bits for the interior and chassis. Magnesium wheels, available only in conjunction with the aforementioned package, add $13,000. If only one sports car could occupy the garage, it’s hard to imagine anything better than this particular Porsche.

ENGINE: 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged boxer 6
POWER: 690 hp
TOP SPEED: 211 mph
BASE PRICE: $293,200
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