2010 TG Awards: Hammond’s Car of the Year
The Porsche GT2 RS might not be a traditional supercar, but it still makes others run for cover. Richard explains...
Posted: 12 Jan 2011
The 911 GT2 RS rather falls down on a number of these points. Well, pretty much all of them. There are no back seats, just scaffolding to protect your noggin in case you stick it on its roof. The engine is boosted to 611bhp and 516lb ft by two turbos, and any ideas of mashing your right foot to the floor will result in a lengthy and embarrassing scream at the very least, if not a trip to hell, hospital or Her Majesty's Hotel. The widened arches, huge boot spoiler and chin spoiler resting millimetres off the ground do suggest that you, the driver, perhaps take this sort of thing a bit too seriously. And at a cost of £164k, it's likely most owners will be of an age when they should know better.