Remember the Porsche 911 GT2 RS? The fastest road-going Porsche ever built, limited to 500 copies worldwide? The one with 612 horsepower from twin turbos, a top speed of 204 miles per hour and a starting price tag of $245,000? Porsche has begun deliveries for east coast customers, and offered buyers the chance to take delivery at Palm Beach International Raceway. Some forty buyers said, “Ja, bitte” to the offer, and were treated to a day filled with driving exercises, hot lapping and even the chance to see what other buyers opted for in their own 911 GT2 RS models. Feel free to drool while watching the video below.
Money aside, the GT2 RS wouldn’t be my 911 of choice. It’s too track-centric to be a comfortable daily driver, and there are very few places in the U.S. to wring out a car that hits 60 mph from a standing start in only 3.4 seconds before topping out just north of the 200 mph mark. For the price of one GT2 RS I could snap up a well appointed 911 Carrera GTS for a daily driver, and still have enough left over for a track-only 911 GT3 RS (as long as I didn’t go crazy checking option boxes). If you’ve already been there, done that, I suppose a GT2 RS is a noble addition to your collection, but I really wonder how many will ever see the type of driving that Porsche’s engineers had in mind.