Subtlety is key, except when it comes to the noise...
How does one improve on perfection? That question is probably asked about a thousand times on a daily basis at Porsche's HQ. The famed German sports car manufacturer seems to never put a foot wrong when it comes to its headlining car, the Porsche 911. Whether it's an entry-level Carrera or a hardcore RS version, Porsche always hits the nail on the head, and one of the best examples of this is the infuriatingly good 991-generation 911 GT2 RS. This race car for the road has set numerous lap records across the world, including the most important one of them all: the Nürburgring. Unfortunately, Porsche no longer manufactures this ultra-exclusive beast (at least for now, but the aftermarket is still highly involved in modifying this vehicle, and this example, all the way from South Africa, shows us how a few tasteful mods can go a long way.
This Guards Red GT2 RS has had the whole carbon catalog thrown at it, including the side mirrors, fender vents, and hood. RS insignia adorns the front splitter, hubcaps, and rear bumper, but these are all factory features. Most of the actual mods are so subtle that only an actual owner or hyper fan could point them out, but they make a serious difference to the overall look and driving experience. Race! South Africa added a not-so-subtle set of stripes over the red paint job with smaller red details and added a dark window tint which beautifully contrasts the rest of this boldly-colored machine. The car now rolls on gold GT2 RS wheels. Not only did Race! SA make this special Porsche look better, but it sounds absolutely demonic too, thanks to a Fabspeed straight exhaust, and when we say straight, we mean straight: there are no cats or silencers present.
The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed the small RACE! decals, but did you pick up on the addition of exclamation marks to each GT2 RS motif? This is exactly the kind of subtle upgrading that we like to see on a magnificent beast like the 911. That cop-magnet of an exhaust system is attached to a serious powertrain: the 911 GT2 RS is powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged flat-6 engine producing a monumental 700 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and Porsche claims that this machine can sprint to 60 mph in only 2.7 seconds, with top speed arriving at a ridiculous 200 mph.