Motorsports Monday: 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

I’m fairly certain this will be the least expensive of this group of cars I hope to feature, but that should not detract from our wonder and desire. It also may be the baddest 911 of them all. The Porsche 911 GT2 RS delights in excess. Gone are most of the luxuries familiar to owners of the 911 Turbo. Also gone is the confidence inspiring all-wheel drive system Porsche first made standard on the Turbo with the 993. In the place of those features is more power. However, those statements simply apply to the 911 GT2; an already mad car that pushed the bounds of what is possible in a rear-engine rear-drive machine. The RS provides a combination of both more and less. More power, less weight. For the GT2 RS that means 620 hp flying towards the rear wheels. And there’s no fancy transmission to allow the driver to keep both hands firmly gripping the wheel for perfect shifting every time. On top of all of that power is a 100 pound weight savings over the regular GT2 – adding up to a 400 pound weight savings over the already exhilarating 911 Turbo S. Like with any RS, the GT2 RS is focused and track inspired with performance that is almost incomprehensible on the street and certain not fully exploitable. If Porsche produced this model as an exercise of sorts, something to test their limits, it made quite the impression.

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Year: 2011
Model: 911 GT2 RS
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 5,090 mi
Price: $424,990 Buy it Now

The most powerful 911 ever built at 620hp, the 2011 GT2RS is the most exciting, fastest 911 ever produced. This car has absolutely zero over revs and was just recently PPI’d and had the DME pulled. It’s turn key and needs nothing. The entire car is also clear bra’d. This car is VERY nice and 1/500 with only about 100 left in the United States. They are getting harder and harder to find, especially ones that aren’t beat up, modified or have over revs. If you’re looking for a GT2RS this is the one. I have both keys, books and window sticker in hand.

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I really like the exterior color combination here as the Guards Red paint stands out well and contrasts very nicely with the carbon-fiber hood. Maybe it’s a little over the top, but there is no sense in hiding with a car like this. I’m less enthused about the interior, which possesses basically the same combination as the exterior. On its own I don’t mind the interior contrast, but with it matching the exterior it all seems like too much. If the exterior were all black then I’d love the interior; conversely an all black interior would work just fine here. I guess nothing is perfect. As we’d expect the asking price is very high and this one is priced a good bit above other examples we’ve seen. I can’t say that’s entirely surprising given the limited supply and overall desirability of the GT2 RS and GT3 RS 4.0, which stands as the closest comparison. But, hey, you could have four of these for the price of an Orange Carrera GT. So it’s got that going for it, which is nice.

-Rob

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