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
That apocalyptic, perception-warping engine is a development of the GT2's 3.6-litre, twin-turbo flat-six, hammering power to the floor using only the back pair of wheels - a fact that unsurprisingly means that the GT2 RS is slower to 62mph (3.5secs) than the 4WD 911 Turbo (3.4), even though it has an extra 118bhp. It doesn't feel slower, though. Even though I'm not calibrated to be able to perceive 0.1 of a second, the sheer terror of trying to keep the GT2 RS pointing the right way on a full-bore launch means that the Turbo will always feel like launching a GTI in comparison.