Watch The Porsche 911 GT2 RS Hit 212 MPH On The Autobahn

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You have to be brave to maintain that speed on a public road.

At this point it shouldn't surprise anyone that the Porsche 911 GT2 RS is phenomenally fast. After all, this is the car that set a new Nurburgring production car lap record of six minutes and 47.30 seconds. With 700 hp on tap, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS tops out at an electronically-limited 211 mph. German car magazine Sport Auto recently had the opportunity to push the GT2 RS to its absolute limit. Thundering down an unrestricted section of the German autobahn, the test was documented in a video focusing on the instrument panel during the entire run.

While trying to max the car out, on-board footage shows the speedometer climb to 356 km/h before the driver eases off. That means the GT2 RS managed to hit an astonishing 221 mph, so this top speed run was clearly done with the limiter removed. Speedometers are known to be inaccurate though, which is why the team also used a GPS to record the speed.

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According to the GPS reading, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS topped out at 212.5 mph on the Autobahn which is less than what the speedometer indicated. Even so, that’s still faster than Porsche’s quoted top speed, and maintaining over 200 mph on a public road is an impressive feat. What’s arguably more impressive than the top speed shown here is the incredible acceleration. According to Porsche, the GT2 RS needs 2.7 seconds to sprint from 0-62 mph, 100 mph in 5.8 secs, and 124 mph in 8.3 secs. In the video, it took only 21 seconds to hit 186 mph.

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