Obsessed Garage Gives Very Detailed Porsche GT3 RS Review
Porsche 991.2 GT3 RS has subtle differences over 991.1 predecessor, but it’s enough for this reviewer to notice.
When it comes to notable Porschephiles in the Youtube space, few do it like Obsessed Garage. Run by host Matt Moreman, Obsessed Garage is his creative outlet to deal with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. What results is Moreman hosting videos best described as “exacting,” where he details his modification plans for his own vehicles, and, occasionally, looking outward to other’s vehicles, as this episode shows.
This time, Moreman is reviewing a friend’s 991.2 Porsche GT3 RS at the stunning Cherohola Skyway, a beautiful driver’s road that goes from Tennessee to North Carolina. This is all a part of a rather large informal gathering of Porsche enthusiasts who are there to run through the Skyway. Moreman himself owns a white 991.1 GT3 RS, and frames his review as a comparison of sorts with his own Porsche.
His review starts from outside this Lizard Green beauty, where Moreman is making notes of the physical differences between the “.2” GT3 and GT3 RS as well as his own “.1” GT3 RS. While seemingly not too impressed with the rear bumper, Moreman does take a keen interest in the new car’s aerodynamics, even pointing out a few things we’ve never noticed. While we knew about the more aggressive rear wing, with it’s increased angle of attack, and more pronounced gurney flap and end plates, there are other things that are actually news to us. How about the fact that those RS-specific front fender vents, introduced in the 991.1 model, now protrude outwards from the body line. Up front, Moreman mentions the revised front fascia, but is instead more interested in the functional NACA ducts in the front hood, which serve as brake ducts.
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After a brief interior tour, it’s time to drive. Almost immediately after setting off, Moreman mentions the front spring rate, which, by his math, has been doubled in rate over the standard car. This results in a much stiffer front end, which he mentions repeatedly. Then there is the sound, which, the owner states is a result of a side muffler delete. The effect is impressive, with Moreman proclaiming it to be “raw, and offering the sensation that they [Porsche] fixed anything that could be wrong with it.” To our ears, it’s how an RS should sound. From about seven minutes onward, it’s clear that Moreman is smitten. The 4.0-liter engine, derived from the 911 GT3 Cup car, garners nothing but praise. From the 9,000 rpm redline, razor sharp response to the brutal acceleration from having 520 horsepower on tap, Moreman has no qualms here.
Despite being an RS model, intended to dominate race tracks around the world, to us, it seems that the gradual improvements made to the 991.2 GT3 RS make for the best road-going 911 ever. Moreman agrees, too, claiming that this 991.2 is in every way better than his 991.1 model, though, after doing some mental math, he’s not sure if it’s worth the extra cash to upgrade at this point. However, the pragmatic side of him is immediately overridden when he starts talking bout allocation spots. We see where this is going, and can’t wait to see the Obsessed Garage review of Moreman’s new 991.2 GT3 RS, in the near future.