Standard specification includes fixed-backrest bucket seats and Porsche’s Clubsport package (half roll-cage, six-point driver’s racing harness, fire extinguisher, battery cut-off preparation). So having taken in the car’s swollen and steroidal-looking exterior modifications, the distinguishing features of the interior just build your sense of anticipation even higher for the driving experience that’s about to come.
You can swap out those seats for either less deeply bolstered buckets with folding backrests or Porsche’s 18-way electrically adjustable Sport Seats Plus, but there’d be little reason to do so on comfort grounds. The fixed-back items are fine over longish distances, not feeling narrow or restrictive, and they have electric base height adjustment.
Porsche has kept the number of distinguishing features around the cockpit of the GT2 RS quite low, knowing that its customers will add their own pretty freely using its Exclusive Manufaktur customisation scheme. Via that route, you can have the car’s body colour echoed by the fascia trim if you want, although our test car had the carbon weave trim instead (which also appears on its gearshift paddles, steering wheel and elements of the exterior as part of the Weissach package) and looked nicely understated and businesslike.
The 911 GT2 RS comes with the 7.0in touchscreen Porsche Communication Management infotainment system as standard, which got networked navigation and more sophisticated gesture control logic as part of Porsche’s 991-gen 911 facelift three years ago. The system has an integrated 4G data connection (accessible by subscription) and does Apple CarPlay mirroring.
The standard audio system is Porsche’s Sound Package Plus set-up with eight speakers, 150W of power and DAB radio. If you want to upgrade to Porsche’s Bose 12-speaker, 555W system, it’ll cost you £1002. Equally, if you want to delete the car’s on-board audio and communications systems to save weight, Porsche will oblige you free of charge, leaving you a handy storage cubby where the infotainment screen used to be.
The car’s navigation system is displayed clearly and easy to use and its standard audio system is adequate although not brilliant at drowning out that exhaust note when it becomes monotonous.
As in all 911s, you get a fine driving position that, while not as low or inboard as in a mid-engined supercar, still makes you feel perfectly integrated into the heart of the car yet also gives you visibility that’s better than in the average supercar.