Porsche 911 GT3 RS (997.2) | Rise & Drive


Communicative, emotive, engaging, exhilarating - there are many qualities claimed for the Porsche's 997.2 GT3 RS. From its minimalist cabin and relentless pursuit of weight saving to its perfect proportions and feelsome steering, Porsche enthusiasts have multiple reasons to consider the model to be the pinnacle of the RS lineage.

To find out exactly what all the fuss is about - and because the concept of a GT3 variant turns 20 this summer - we made Dan P set his alarm for some ungodly hour and sent him to Brecon Beacons aboard Porsche's heritage car. With perfect weather laid on, what better backdrop is there for discussing how exactly the 997 GT3's track prowess translates into a superlative roadgoing experience?

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  • DT398 10 Aug 2019

    Great video of an epic machine. Nicely sums up the essence of the car imho.

    Still, I don’t really think aircon and pcm delete makes that much difference in the weights stakes, it’s more about the principle than the actual impact of taking that bit of weight out.

    Awesome cars and as good as it gets in the GT range, including the latest and greatest.

  • AndrewD 10 Aug 2019

    DT398 said:
    Great video of an epic machine. Nicely sums up the essence of the car imho.

    Still, I don’t really think aircon and pcm delete makes that much difference in the weights stakes, it’s more about the principle than the actual impact of taking that bit of weight out.

    Awesome cars and as good as it gets in the GT range, including the latest and greatest.
    +1

    The modern 911 GT car peaked here, for me. Thanks for the video, inspires me to get up early tomorrow.

  • Court_S 10 Aug 2019

    Cracking video, I really enjoyed that. I love this generation GT3.

  • moonigan 10 Aug 2019

    When I did the GT day at PEC the 997.2 GT3RS was the last car I drove and it was the best of the bunch. When Dan says the clutch has weight he isn't joking. Getting into my 997.2 immediately afterwards I thought someone had disconnected the clutch as the pedal went straight to the floor.

  • Porsche911R 10 Aug 2019

    Iconic car and most people’s dream, but he still had trouble getting any revs out of it in that vid ! So a bit frustrating to drive really I would say even with those straights.

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