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Drifting a 911 GT2 RS: Official Porsche Video

by | Dec 2, 2010 | Classic Porsche Blog, Modified Porsche Hot Rods

I had to share this official Porsche video. It’s an excellent bit of filming and editing, shot on location at the Porsche Experience Centre at Silverstone, showing the GT2 RS at its wild best.

I’m posting this video for all those who insist that the only Porsche worth having is some obscure race special that was built in low volume back in the day, before being delivered to owners who drove the tits off them and sent them to the great Zuffen House in the sky.

It’s usually the case that the loudest shouters have never sat in their ‘one true Porsche’, let alone driven it. A large part of the attraction for some seems to be the unobtainability, but how pointless is lusting after the unobtainable?

The GT2 RS is another Porsche destined for this fate. All are sold out, there are no more to be built and many are bound to be destroyed. It’s just a matter of time before today’s 10 year-olds are tomorrow’s forty year-olds, banging on about how the 997 GT2 RS is the “only 911 worth having”, despite this video being the nearest some of them will ever get to it! As Jean-Baptiste Karr put it: “Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose”!

I understand enthusiasm for a model, but not to the exclusion of all others. There’s something good in every Porsche, even if the best one can say is that it keeps the AG coffers full for Porsche Classic fun.

Anyway, all this rambling brings me to my point! Rare-groove snobs usually reckon that Porsche is trading on past glories and can’t build sports cars any more. To them we say: stick this mental 911 in your pipe and smoke those rear tyres, baby!


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