2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS
$450,000 - $500,000
- Single ownership and just under 4,650 miles from new
- One of only 500 examples produced
- The fastest and most powerful 997-generation 911
620 bhp, 3,600 cc DOHC flat six-cylinder engine with twin turbochargers, six-speed manual transmission, four-wheel independent suspension, and front and rear carbon-ceramic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 92.5 in.
For the 993 and 996 generations of Porsche’s 911, the GT2 was the highest-performance iteration of the fabled sports car made available for road use. Originally built in order to meet homologation regulations for GT2-class motorsports, the aptly named GT2 took the 911’s performance one step further than the already manic Turbo, making for an invigorating and uncompromising performance machine.
Following the success of the new 996 and 997 GT3 RS models and looking to silence critics in support of the new Nissan GT-R, Porsche developed a lightweight, skunk-works model of the GT2 in an effort to take back the Nürburgring record from Godzilla. Enter the 997 GT2 RS.
As if the ‘standard’ GT2 didn’t provide enough performance, Porsche figured that it could extract a little bit more performance from what was the most powerful road-going 911 to date. To achieve this, Porsche took a back-to-basics approach by adding power while shedding weight. One hundred and fifty-four pounds of weight was shed through fitting a single-mass flywheel, carbon-fiber hood, replacing various steel components with aluminum, fitting single-lug wheels, and even shedding nine pounds through fitting thinner carpeting. Through an increase of 2.9 psi of boost to the turbochargers, Porsche’s engineers were able to add 90 horsepower to its 3.6-liter engine, bringing total output to 620 horsepower. This made the GT2 RS the most powerful 911 ever produced upon its unveiling.
Of the 500 GT2 RSs produced, just over 20 percent of those were destined for United States customers, and this is one such example. Produced in December of 2010 as the 409th GT2 RS built, it was finished in Carrera White with a contrasting Black/Red leather interior and black wheels. Further options include lightweight carbon-fiber bucket seats and satellite navigation. Having been lovingly maintained in the custodianship of just one owner from new, the car retains all of its original books and two sets of keys. It was serviced in mid-2016 and remains in outstanding condition throughout.
As high-horsepower Porsches have been commanding strong interest in the market, the GT2 RS remains as one of the most desirable 911s produced in the last decade. Refining the GT2 platform by adding more weight and less power, the GT2 RS commands all of its driver’s attention. Finished in a highly attractive color combination and coming from single ownership with just under 4,650 miles on its odometer, this GT2 RS would be a wonderful addition to the garage of the enthusiast looking for the most performance that the 997-generation of 911s has to offer.