Is the Porsche GT2 RS Worth the Price of Admission?

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The Porsche GT2 RS is the fastest 911 ever with 700 horsepower, but is the twin-turbo monster $150,650 better than a GT3?

The Porsche GT2 RS is absolutely bonkers. It takes the 911 Turbo to a completely new level of power and performance. The 911 Turbo S is the fastest car under the GT2 RS and it is already faster than most mortals can imagine. The Turbo S runs 0-60 in 2.6 seconds and makes 580 horsepower. To improve on this Porsche really threw the performance book at the GT2 RS. Pushing the limits of power the GT2 has 700 horsepower, a full 120 more than the Turbo S. However, the power is not really the GT2 RS’s party trick, the all-out handling is were is shines.

Porsche GT2 RS

On the world famous Nurburgring the latest RS blitzed the track with a time of 6:47.30, resetting the production car lap record. This time is also faster then Porsche hybrid hypercar the 918. Porsche strips down the GT2 like a road going race car. Carbon fiber body panels, magnesium wheels, and a titanium roll cage help the monster shed a ton of weight over the Turbo S. In GT fashion the car is also rear-wheel drive like the other GT cars from Porsche. The standard GT3 weighs in at around 150 pounds lighter than the GT2 RS, but it also has 200 horsepower less. Is the GT3 better value for the money as a driver’s car?

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The hardcore GT2 RS is basically a race car, as it has almost all the rubber removed from the suspension system. The lightweight components mean that road noise is at maximum volume. The extra 200 horsepower is good for bragging rights, but has little benefit in the real world on the road. The GT3 is an incredible road car with a track focus. You can drive it everyday and use most of the power on the road. It is also $150,650 less expensive then the GT2 RS. In fact you can buy two GT3s and have money left over for track time for the $294,250 price tag of the GT2. Watch this video by Car Magazine and let us know if you think the 700 horsepower GT2 RS is worth it in the comments below.

Patrick Stevenson is an Internet Brands' contributor to 6SpeedOnline, Honda-Tech, Corvette Forums, 5series.net, and MBworld. He is also a host on The Motor Affair Podcast.

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