Friday, May 14, 2010
There has literally never been a time where Porsche has disappointed me. Especially the past 3-4 years, each brand new model they have been releasing is one beauty after another, Porsche just gets better and better. For nearly a year, the 997 GT3 and GT3 RS has been a big hype, and you cannot help but to roll with it, its beauty, it still keeps the GT3 concept, its perfect. But during those times I was always wondering when they would release a newer version of the Grand Daddy, the GT2, when will they beef it up and make it a special exclusive piece of art. Last Tuesday I got an e-mail from Porsche as a subscriber, and it is pretty much one of the best e-mails I have received. The e-mail contained a newsletter that announced Porsche's newest GT2 model, the GT2 RS. After being notified about this, you have to say to yourself that Porsche does not play games in the car/art market. And after reading the specifics, I couldn't control the urge to see the pictures, and at the same time I felt a bit nervous because of the excitement I had, it was almost hard to believe. Then as I saw full detailed pictures of the GT2 RS, I could not stop smiling and my heart would not stop beating so fast. First the Panamera, then the GT3, then the GT3 RS, then the Boxster Spyder, then the 918 Spyder Hybrid, and now something unbelievable. The 2011 Porsche GT2 RS. 620HP (100HP more than the 2007-10 GT2) twin-turbo 3.6-liter flat 6. 0-60mph in 3.6 seconds. Clocked 7 min 18 seconds on the Nürburgring in Germany, compared to the last lap time of 7 min 36 seconds from the first 997 GT2. A maximum speed output of 205mph. And might I add the aesthetics of the car, carbon pieces everywhere! From quarter panel air ducts to a carbon fiber hood (finally, what I've been waiting for). In the end, only 500 made. Talk about exclusive. If the GT2 was the only car I could drive for the rest of my life, so be it. It is perfection that was made by the hands of the Gods. Every type of God that there is in this universe, they each put their own special power and made this masterpiece. What you have to admire about Porsche, is that they understand lines, curves, colors, and most of all balance. They compliment new designs and unique innovation with the old classics like the 1955 356 Speedsters to the 1987 911 Turbos. They never forget their history, they keep it in their minds and take advantage of it to create what was once a dream.