Porsche GT2 RS: Noble in black & yellow
The Porsche 911 GT2 is a high-performance, track-focused sports car built by the German automobile manufacturer Porsche from 1993 to 2009, and then since 2010 as the GT2 RS. It is based on the 911 Turbo, and uses a similar twin-turbocharged engine, but features numerous upgrades, including engine enhancements, larger brakes, and stiffer suspension calibration. The GT2 is significantly lighter than the Turbo due to its use of rear-wheel-drive instead of all-wheel-drive system and the reduction or removal of interior components.
As a result, the GT2 (now GT2 RS) is the most expensive and fastest model among the 911 lineup.
On May 4, 2010, an RS variant was announced to German dealers in Leipzig. The engine in the GT2 RS generated a maximum power output of 456 kW (620 PS; 612 hp) and 700 N⋅m (516 lb⋅ft) of torque. The GT2 RS weighs 70 kg (154 lb) less than the GT2, allowing for a top speed of 330 km/h (205 mph) and a 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) acceleration time of 3.5 seconds.
According to the then Porsche Motorsports manager Andreas Preuninger, the RS was conceived around 2007 as a skunk-works effort. The 727 code number selected for the project corresponds to one of the Nissan GT-R’s lap times around the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife. When the dust settled, Porsche claimed that test driver Timo Kluck had supposedly eclipsed that target by an impressive nine seconds. Porsche produced only 500 units of the 997 GT2 RS globally.