The new Porsche 911 GT2 RS just got revealed and guess what, it finally got the power and performance it deserves. Able to hit 62mph in 2.8 seconds despite only being rear-wheel drive, the GT2 will hammer onwards to 124mph in a frankly absurd 8.3 seconds. Edit: we appear to have picked up some, ahem, alternative facts on this – the GT2 RS is actually half a second slower to 124mph than the 720S. Its 211.3mph top speed falls just 0.6mph short of the McLaren’s.
The two-seater does hit the 700 metric horsepower mark, as had been rumoured. That’s 690bhp in old English, produced at 7200rpm. That’s 30bhp down on the 720S, while its 553lb ft is 15lb ft down on the Brit, and the Porsche is even 51kg heavier by the same measuring method, too, so how it can be faster we have no idea. A classic case of the 911’s engineers making more than should be possible out of what they’ve got, perhaps. What we do know is that the optional Weissach lightweight package chops 30kg out of it with carbon and magnesium parts.