The surprise is not that "he's fast, but how fast.
If there is one car model is that (too) many flavors are available, then it is the Porsche 911. It's far from the best-selling Porsche (that the Macan and Cayenne), but the model defines the brand as not another. There is a 911 purists (911 Carrera with manual transmission), aspiring drivers (911 GT3), poseurs (911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet with PDK) and people in a hurry (911 Turbo). Occasionally Porsche finally comes with a 911 for those with a surplus of clean underpants: the GT2.
Since the previous generation (997) GT2 will immediately 'RS' treatment. A hardcore sports sample with an acceleration where Daphne Schippers would envy. The tasks for the sprint to 100 km / h (2.8 seconds) and 200 km / h (8.3 seconds) are impressive, and the top speed (340 km / h). It is an under statement to say that the RS 911 GT2 is rapidly in a straight line. Whose deed. Also impressive to behold as @Wouter shows in this video.
But as we all know: in a straight line is one discipline. Will such a GT2 RS a bit around the bend? Hell yes. Our British friends were Bridge To Gantry (as so often) present at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Coincidentally Porsche was just what tests to do with a buttercup yellow GT2 RS.
Tucked into turn 13 (actually the first corner after the original start / finish line) was using a stopwatch to measure how fast the yellow lightning bolt would pass. The conditions were favorable: eye and relatively cool. The time was about 6 minutes and 56 seconds. That's slower than the Lamborghini Huracan-performance. However, the official time is from start to finish, but something sure (saves a few seconds). The photographer could hear the GT2 RS not everywhere gave full throttle. Mark Webber predicted it all and we dare him to: the 911 GT2 RS will soon be the fastest car on the Nordschleife. And always good for a pair of dirty underpants.
UPDATE: It's official, more info HERE!