Maxing Out The Porsche 911 GT2 RS Will Take You To 211 MPH

Porsche designed the new 911 GT2 RS to be an absolute track weapon, but in doing so, it also made it blisteringly fast in a straight line, as the video below shows.

Powering the hardcore 911 is a 3.8-liter turbocharged flat-six pumping out 690 hp and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) of torque, which are sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission.

Attempting to put that much power down though the rear wheels only could be a recipe for disaster in a less technologically-advanced car, but the GT2 RS (which, in previous iterations, has earned the nickname Widowmaker) puts every single one of those ponies to good use.

A track animal which can also attack on the drag strip

The owner of a GT2 RS in the United States recently headed out to the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds to see what the German weapon can do in a straight line. With a 2.7 mile (4.3 km) slab of empty runway ahead of it, the Porsche sprinted through to 211.69 mph (340.68 km/h). To put that into perspective, the McLaren 720S topped out at 215 mph (346 km/h) down the same runway.

As mentioned, however, the Porsche is not all about straight-line performance; in fact, it is one of the fastest production cars ever around a track. In 2017, it lapped the Nurburgring in just 6 minutes and 47.3 seconds, while last November, a GT2 RS tweaked by Manthey Racing set a staggering time of 6 minutes and 40.3 seconds on the same circuit. That’s more than three seconds faster than the insane McLaren P1 LM (!) and eclipses the best time set by a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ.

 

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