911 Owner Reveals Why He’ll Take His GT3 Over a GT2 RS Any Day
GT2 RS: A dream car, or more trouble than it’s worth?
You know, we’re just human beings. Sometimes, in the heat of the moment, words just fail us. That’s what host Matt Moreman of Obsessed Garage warns us about at the beginning of this video. But it’s understandable: Matt is reviewing a Porsche 911 991.2 GT2 RS here. Don’t worry Matt, we understand completely.
For this review, Matt is driving a friend’s $330,000 GT2 RS with the Weissach package. It’s low on gas, and it’s worth a lot of money. So instead of his usual thorough Porsche reviews, this one is a little shorter and done with a light touch. Still, we get to see him put it through its paces on the picturesque Cherohala Skyway in the North Carolina Mountains.
A GT2 RS on the Mountains
Right away, Matt says the car feels a lot stiffer than his GT3. The engine note surprises him too. “Wow, it’s a lot louder than I thought it would be,” he says. And even compared to his car and a friend’s 911 Turbo, he quickly realizes that the GT2 RS is “completely different experience.”
That isn’t to say that he feels overwhelmed. On the contrary; he says it feels like any other 911 GT- car, albeit a 700 horsepower one. “Even with all that horsepower though, you feel in total control. It’s so easy to drive,” he says. He praises the car’s “very linear power delivery,” and describes his few minutes in the rare Porsche as a cap to “pretty much the most awesome weekend ever.”
That’s where the driving segment ends. For the rest of the video, Matt is back in his office talking about his experience with the GT2 RS. Despite it being a true dream car, he has some very clear-eyed observations to make about the red-hot 911.
First off, he says that”the sound is a lot louder than I thought it would be.” Matt doesn’t love or hate the engine noise, but he does say that it has “a bit of drone with the valves open.” And while he marvels at the PDK transmission in the turbo car, he dispels the rumor that the PDK Sport mode does anything in manual mode. Finally, while the GT2 RS is stiffer than a GT3, he doesn’t see much difference in the various suspension modes.
So would Matt trade in his GT3 for a GT2 RS if he had the chance? Absolutely not. “I don’t really have a desire to have one,” he says. While the more race-focused car offers a different “experience,” Matt thinks that driving a hardcore variant that’s climbing in value just isn’t as practical as driving a more common (but no less special) GT3 on the street. Matt may think that he doesn’t have much to say here, but we think he’s made excellent points. What’s more, he’s highlighted the best thing about the Porsche 911: There are enough variants out there to make everybody happy.