Does Porsche know about this?
One thing is for certain: the Porsche 911 GT2 RS is crazy fast. Porsche claims it has a top speed of 211 mph and, honestly, who wouldn’t believe them? A top speed like that is without question supercar territory and it only makes our 911 GT2 RS craving increase by several levels. But is Porsche really telling the truth here? Perhaps it’s cutting itself – and the GT2 RS – short. The Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds YouTube channel very recently took a 911 GT2 RS to a 2.3-mile long runway for a top speed test because, you know, why the hell not? Is 211 mph possible? Oh yeah – and then some. JBPG’s driver managed to get the Porsche up to 219 mph.
Unfortunately, it’s not possible for us viewers to fully appreciate what it’s like to be in the driver’s seat when blasting this German cruise missile down this flat runway. Thankfully, JBPG placed a virtual speedometer at the bottom of the screen so that we can at least follow its progress. Notice how insanely fast the GT2 RS hits 60 mph, for example. That’s less than 3.0 seconds (2.7 seconds, to be precise)! If you blink for just a fraction of a second you’ll miss the speedometer flying past 100 mph and, ultimately, 200 mph.
Honestly, we’re really not surprised by this 219 mph time. Porsche knows what it’s doing and, perhaps, it purposely announced a slightly conservative top speed.
Powered by a twin-turbo 3.8-liter flat-six with 690 hp, the 911 GT2 RS weighs only 3,241 pounds thanks to countless weight-saving measures. Only 1,000 examples have been built. The 911 GT2 RS also continues to set new lap records throughout the world, most recently at the 4.048-mile Road America with a time of 2:15.17.
Will Porsche now decide to re-test the GT2 RS’s top speed on its own? Probably not, but we’re sure glad these guys just did. The results speak for themselves.