Never short on enthusiasm, Doug DeMuro dives in headfirst with a list of salivating stats on Porsche’s fastest force-fed track toy, as well as a bold byline: “This thing is faster and more powerful than the road version of a Le Mans race car from twenty years ago!”
That divisive wing, the fender louvers, and even a water-spraying system for the intercoolers (which DeMuro confuses as the coolant reservoir) convince the most skeptical observer that this is a bonafide track toy, and not something merely masquerading as one. It’s also quite proud of its status as Porsche’s current flagship, and takes every opportunity to relay its name.
As a svelte track scalpel, it’s been lightened. Weight saving measures include decals in lieu of heavier badges, the rear and rear-side windows in lightweight glass, fabric cloth loops in place of conventional handles, as well as a locking buckle in place of the typical hydraulic struts supporting the engine cover. However, these measures are just as much for a sense of occasion and bragging rights as they are for trimming heft; some features aren’t as light as they might seem to be.
As a tech-heavy machine, there are endless facets for the detail-oriented driver to fuss over when not scaring themselves with the outrageous thrust. A G-force meter, as well as horsepower and torque graphs are available to the driver in real time via the dash screen, so all the well-heeled geeks can obsess over minutiae while hustling down a straightaway or burbling down the boulevard. It seems like the perfect car for DeMuro, though he might opt for a subtler shade of green.
There are cars more comfortable, but as far as hardcore track weapons go, the GT2 RS is one of the more livable. Cup holders, a smooth-shifting PDK, a relatively quiet exhaust note make it usable around town. When coupled with hypercar acceleration, informative steering, as well as a controllable chassis, there’s a lot to like. It’d be a stretch calling it a plush pussycat, but the relative civility of the car make it a unique machine.