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
And no, you don't immediately steer into a tree or exit the corner backwards. But, for a fraction of a second, the wheel squirms slightly in your hands, shudders as though cold or thinking of something difficult and comes alive. And that is, for me and thousands of other 911 drivers, the defining characteristic of the car.
Give it 4WD, load up those front wheels with drive-shafts and diffs, and you kill the most subtle, special, magical secret the 911 carries. In the GT2 RS, though, 2WD remains; and with that extra power and weight saving, the effect is magnified. So far from being spoilt, it's actually even more of a 911. Has it become a supercar, then? No, I don't think so. Being realistic, it belongs on the track. On the road, though, it's a very rare thing - a 911 with a massive, ridiculous sense of humour. And what's wrong with that?