Porsche's 911 GT2 RS is the "fastest, most powerful road car ever and we are frankly a little uneasy", says Sam Philip in Top Gear. The normal 911 GT2 was "already one of the most monstrous cars on the road", but this new model is "even more evil".
It produces 611bhp, still all through the rear wheels, weighs just 1,370kg and will go from standstill to 124mph in under ten seconds. "That's a power-to-weight ratio of 435bhp per tonne. Sheesh." The top speed is 205mph. Just 500 GT2 RSs will be built, with prices starting at "a whopping £164,000". Potential owners are unlikely to care.
It's basically "legalised insanity", says Andrew Frankel in Autocar, "the maddest production car ever to wear the shield of Stuttgart on its nose". The car "actually appears comparatively tame at first. It makes a lot less noise than the standard GT3 you can buy for half the money, and responds to your first tentative prods of the accelerator rather gently".
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But "if you show it the stick you had better had your wits about you". If you "put your foot down at 100mph, by the time you've registered and taken stock of what's happening you'll be at or past 130mph". Driving this car "is one of few experiences you know will lodge in your brain forever. It really is that good."
This is a remarkable car, agrees Chris Harris in Evo. "Veyron aside, it's the fastest road car I've driven but it's completely useable and it still involves you in the process. Want."
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