Not sure if you are a true petrolhead? Try this simple test. Watch the following video from Porsche of the 911 GT3 RS and tell us you didn’t feel a thing.
The video – titled ‘Limits, pushed’ – published on YouTube shows the 911 GT3 RS being chucked around a track, with a few slow-motion scenes on roads thrown in for good measure.
Besides massaging the eyes, the video lets you massage your ears with the 4.0-litre six-cylinder and its 500hp and 460Nm of torque, with one of the largest spoilers fitted to a road-legal car keeping it on terra firma.
The 911 GT3 RS is an animal when you start poking into the numbers. 0 to 62mph comes and goes in 3.3 seconds, while 0 to 124mph takes 10.9 seconds. No wonder it can lap the Nurburgring nine seconds faster than the Carrera GT supercar with a time of 7 minutes and 20 seconds.
A number of race extras give the most extreme 911 track pedigree, including a Pit Speed button for sticking to a set limit in the pits, paddle neutral facility that simulates the effect of putting the clutch down in a manual and a roll-cage.
There’s also a Track Precision app for tracking your track shenanigans using GPS and a smartphone if you opt for the Sport Chrono Package.
Fuel economy is a terrible 22mpg, but this is hardly the car you appease tree-huggers with. It is also only 10kg lighter than a standard 911 GT3, but that’s probably the fault of the tyres, which are the widest ever stuck on a 911 as standard.
Now don’t be giving us the ‘all 911s look the bloody same’ argument because that’s simply untrue. The spoiler is, for instance, much bigger on this one. Also the intakes are larger. Apparently.
Owning a 911 GT3 RS will set you back £131,296 before any extras, which is quite a big price tag with all things considered. At least you get a Porsche Experience day out at Silverstone as part of the price.