With the new, 991-generation Porsche 911 GT2 RS nearly upon us, here’s the time we took 2007’s GT2, and pitted it against some in house competition - the GT3 and Turbo…
“So I’m doing a fast lap In a Ferrari 599,” says Walter Rohrl. “We had one in for benchmarking purposes. I saw a car up ahead and thought I’d catch him. as I got closer, I could see it was another 599. He was oversteering, and then he ran wide into Galgenkopf, and I passed him.
“Anyway, as I was cooling down, this other 599 pulled level with me, the window went down, and the driver said, ‘You b******! You beat me round here in a Ferrari!’ It was Michael Schumacher…”
Photography: Lee Brimble
This feature was originally published in the December 2007 issue of Top Gear magazine