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911 GT3 RS

The car for the post-lunch drive was the 911 GT3 RS. The RS looks quite similar to the 911 GT3 except for the fact that it has a few extra air vents to dissipate the extra heat generated by the 3,996-cc flat-six engine that produces extra 20 PS over the 500 of the GT3. There is another extra 10 Nm of torque, to 470 Nm on tap.

The big difference is in the interior as it comes with a half roll-cage and race seats with racing harness and regular seat-belts. Once you get into the car, you fit snugly in the racing seat, turn the ignition and the flat six roars into life waiting for you to select first gear of the quick-shifting PDK gearbox and you are on your way. The 911 GT3 RS is more like a race car put on the road. The suspension set-up is on the stiffer side compared to the GT3, the steering feels more direct, you can hardly tell the difference in performance as 20 PS over the 500 is very difficult to tell.

The 911 GT3 RS is a car that you can drive on the road and do track-days without any changes to the car.

911 GT2 RS

As if the 911 GT3 and the GT3 RS were not enough, the icing on the cake for the next day’s drive came in the form of the GT2 RS. This car looked the business with the front boot-lid and the rear engine lid made of carbon-fibre. The exhaust system is made of titanium, but the biggest difference is under the rear engine lid as there is a twin-turbocharged 3,800-cc flat-six motor that churns out a hefty 700 PS at 7,000 rpm and a whopping 750 Nm of torque from 2,500 to 4,500 rpm.

Even though the GT2 RS weighs a little more than the two GT3s, it feels more agile and nimble compared to its siblings. This baby can fly; you can literally feel the extra power and torque when you are accelerating out of corners. If I had the money, I would definitely have one of these in my garage.

 

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