Introduced by two-time world rally champion Walter Röhrl and Porsche GT boss Andreas Preuninger in the footage below, the new product of the Porsche Motorsport division takes the performance potential of the 911 to new heights.
The 911 GT2 RS is available to order now, priced from £207,506. It's the first new 911 GT2 since 2010 and the fourth to enter production since the model name's introduction to the Porsche line-up in 1995.
The new rear-wheel-drive sports car is powered by a heavily reworked version of the twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre flat six-cylinder engine used in the latest 911 Turbo. The revisions crank its peak power up to a heady 690bhp - a considerable 325bhp more than the standard 911 Carrera and 79bhp more than the previous GT2 of 2010.
Along with 553lb ft - 37lb ft more than its forerunner - the power is sufficient to propel the 1470kg 911 GT2 RS from 0-62mph in 2.8sec, which is 0.1sec less than the official time quoted for the quickest-accelerating 911 to date, the 911 Turbo S.
A claimed 211mph also enables it to match the top speed of the plug-in hybrid-powered 918 Spyder. That makes the new 911 GT2 RS not only the quickest-accelerating but also the joint fastest road-legal series-production Porsche model yet.