The GT2 RS feels wider on the road than most 911s, but still not quite as wide as most cars of this performance level. It remains easy to place and its extremities are fairly easy to judge, although you do end up checking the door mirror to see how close the outside rear wheel is to the white line more often than some will expect to.
The car’s grip level seems every bit as formidable, at normal road speeds, as you’d hope and its body control reassuringly close and taut. Only when you risk bigger speeds on testing surfaces can you appreciate the slight dynamic compromises Porsche has made to successfully and safely put nearly 700 horsepower through one axle. Even then, it may only be possible to appreciate them by comparison with the supreme blend of power, grip, agility and composure offered by the current 911 GT3.
The GT2 RS’s steering is intuitively paced and it’s wonderfully tactile and communicative but the size of the front wheels and firmness of suspension create more steering interference and kickback over lumps and bumps than is ideal in fast road driving.
The ride is also shorter and a touch fussier over testing topography than a 911 GT3’s, although it feels far from wooden or oversprung and, after seeing the paucity of wheel travel apparent inside those rear arches, surprises you with its suppleness.