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 massive grunt is translated onto the tarmac through a six-speed manual gearbox, which means that this Porsche - like all the 911s fitted with the brilliant manual 'box - makes you feel intimately connected to the car. Sometimes too intimately. First is a kick in the forehead. Second is a thump to the ribcage. Third and fourth, a giant hand pressed against your entire upper body. I suddenly realise the point of a manual gearbox; the gearchanges allow you the opportunity to breathe. If I'm being entirely honest here, it's virtually impossible to find a road long enough to stretch the GT2 RS past fourth gear. It's also not a car you learn in an instant. But it is utterly awe-inspiring. And I mean that quite literally.