Remember the Porsche 911 GT2 RS? Yes, the bonkers one with 620 horsepower, rear-wheel drive and a manual gearbox? Well it’s coming back and it will be as mental as you’d think.
As the current 991 range reaches the end of its life cycle, Porsche is readying the successor to the ultra-hardcore 911. The earlier prototypes of the car were mistaken for an even more extreme version of the GT3 RS. This was largely due to similar front air scoops, however this mule doesn’t have them, therefore the only possibility is this being the next GT2 RS. There are other things, too, that underscore that possibility. The rear bumper vents, for instance, are only found on turbocharged 911s, the GT3 RS has a naturally aspirated flat-six. The positioning of the tail pipes is another giveaway. They are on the sides on this prototype, whereas they are centrally located on the GT3 RS.
Out back there is a massive fixed spoiler, which will be adjustable. However, since the new GT2 RS is likely to offer north of 680 horsepower, it’d be advisable to leave it well alone, unless you really know what you’re doing.
It’s also unclear at this point whether the next GT2 RS will stick with, er, stick shift, or switch to the more Middle East-friendly double clutch PDK. Chances are it’s going to be the latter, though. It should be revealed at the Paris motor show later this year.