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Video: Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport vs. 991.2 GT3 Cup at Road America

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Video by Keown Films

Porsche has been deepening its GT line of sports cars and race cars recently, and one of the latest is the 700-horsepower 911 GT2 RS Clubsport. Fortunately for us, a PCA member received an allocation and offered the car up for a track comparison against a 485-hp 991.2 GT3 Cup. With professional driver Leh Keen at the wheel, we find out whether the Clubsport, a street car made into a race car, can beat the Cup, a car built from the ground up to race.

The track of choice is Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, where we compared a GT2 RS street car and 991.1 GT3 Cup last year with pro racer Bryan Sellers at the wheel. In that comparison, we wondered if the GT2 RS, which wore Pirelli Trofeo R street tires yet had a 240-horsepower advantage, would be able to beat the GT3 Cup, which wore Pirelli DH slicks and was set up specifically for the track. As we found out (click here to watch the video), the GT3 Cup’s stickier tires, lower weight, and aggressive aero were enough to lay down a time that was several seconds faster.

This year, the playing field is more even. The Clubsport and Cup are both wearing Pirelli DH tires, and both cars are set up for Road America. The Clubsport weighs in at about 3,100 pounds compared to the Cup’s 2,646 pounds. Do you think horsepower will win the race this time around? Find out by watching the video above.

Look for the full, in-depth story in the January 2020 issue of Porsche Panorama.

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