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Unpredicatable Porsche GT2 RS vs GT3 RS Drag Race

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In what could probably be categorized as an unfair fight, GTBOARD.com pitted two potent Porsches against each other. The lucky cinematographer is riding shotgun in a new 911 GT3 RS. The current 991 series arrives with a 4.0L flat six making 500 hp without forced induction. We’re not sure how they are able to make that much power without a turbo, but it might have something to do with the almost 9,000 rpm redline. We have a 2016 example in Lava Orange in our showroom, and we can attest to its attributes.

911 GT3 RS
911 GT3 RS

The argent opponent is an incredibly rare 997 generation 911 GT2 RS. Rumored to be a response to Nissan’s GT-R lap times at the ‘Ring, Porsche pulled a 3.6-liter twin turbo race engine out of mothballs to set a new track record. Power was rated at 620 with 516 lb-ft of torque. With a window sticker hovering around a quarter million dollars, only a handful made it to the US. In the hands of a competent driver, the six-speed manual can be just as competitive as the late model PDK, and much more rewarding to drive. Carroll Shelby said it best: Horsepower sells cars, torque wins races. The new GT3 RS may rev to the moon, but it only offers 338 lb-ft of torque. Watch below for a perfect example of this in action.

Who did you think would win?

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