Wanna see a Porsche 911 GT2 RS hit ludicrous speeds after just a mile’s run?
There are few places on Earth where you can let a supercar run at full throttle. Sure, having an engine that can put down close to 700 horsepower is helpful with getting to velocity, but reaching that top end is a feat only possible with a long stretch of straight and open road.
Luckily, the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds is three-and-a-half miles of pure, unbroken tarmac. Best of all, it’s located in West Palm Beach, Florida, a place that has some of the best weather conditions in the world. Provided it’s not underwater due to a hurricane.
Porsche made the 911 GT2 RS for one thing: speed. Its 3.8-L twin-turbo inline 6-cylinder engine produces 690 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of unbelievable torque. Power is routed to the rear wheels by a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and helps propel the car from zero to sixty in just 2.7 seconds.
All for the low price of $293,000. Nobody said performance was going to be cheap.
Those 2.7 seconds really go by in the blink of an eye, as this standing mile run at the Proving Grounds shows. With just a hint of tire squeal, the GT2 RS is off like a rocket, going from zero to 80 mph so fast you can barely see the single-digit on the speedometer change from one number to the next.
From 80 mph to 160 mph takes just over 10 seconds and only seems to slow perceptibly after getting past 160 mph. Although the last couple of digits seem to start crawling by the time 190 mph arrives, so too does the finish line. It seems obvious that the GT2 RS could break the 200 mph barrier if given even just a few extra feet.
In fact, an earlier video from last April shows the 911 GT2 RS reach a top speed of 211 mph--one more than the official top speed advertised by Porsche.