<title> Porsche 911 GT2 RS Porsche Releases Best Widowmaker Since Winchester</title>

Porsche 911 GT2 RS Porsche Releases Best Widowmaker Since Winchester

The Porsche 911 GT2 RS is a thing of rare beauty and is being hailed as the most powerful street-legal Porsche to date.  Its sleek, low-slung design whispers of speed even when it’s standing still and its performance in recent track tests is nothing to sneeze at, thanks to their reliance on Porsche Intelligent Performance (their goal, to surpass the last best model).  And the moniker “widowmaker” seems apt, as any man who is willing to spend a quarter of a million dollars (estimated) to own this rare vehicle is bound to leave his lady love in the dust.

Porsche 911 GT2 RS 2011

So, on to the particulars.  Keeping in mind the hefty price tag and the fact that only 500 of these limited-edition beauties are slated for release, here’s what you’ll get if you’re lucky enough to lay your hands on one: the main draw is a reworking of the twin-turbocharged, 3.6-litre, flat-six engine from the previous GT2 model.  This is not their newest engine (they also have a 3.8-litre), but then again, the GT2 RS weighs 70kg less than its predecessor (due to an array of lightweight features from seats to door panels), offering greater speed from an engine that may be all too similar.  And with a whopping boost of 90 horsepower over the last iteration (bringing it up to a remarkable 620 hp), you’re going to practically fly when you put the pedal to the metal.  And the proof is in the pudding.

Porsche 911 GT2 RS 2011

Porsche 911 GT2 RS 2011


Porsche 911 GT2 RS 2011

Porsche 911 GT2 RS 2011


Track testing at Germany’s Nurburgring circuit reportedly produced a new record time of 7 minutes, 18 seconds, beating out Nissan’s GT-R by an astonishing 8.7 seconds (which, funny enough, had beaten the record held by the previous GT2).  And in standing sprints, the GT2 RS has been clocked as going from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour is just 3.5 seconds.  Bazinga!  With a top speed of 332 km/h, this Porsche can get a few very lucky drivers in touch with their inner speed demon (and the unlucky in touch with local law enforcement).  As if anyone would wish to stop this splendid vehicle, they have also outfitted it with PCCB composite ceramic brakes for extreme stoppage.

As for killer looks, Porsche delivers with carbon-fiber-reinforced components in a matte black finish and optional two-tone interior and exterior styling (the red-on-black is deliciously sinister).  Notable extras include upgraded front and rear spoilers, flared wheel arches, and apparently, some cool decals.  Let’s be honest, it’s not the extras that are going to make or break this car.  It’s gorgeous and fast and it’s called the widowmaker!  Absolutely everything about this car begs you to listen to the devil on your shoulder, so if you get the chance, go for it.

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