Porsche to Mark 911 GT2 RS’ Pikes Peak Debut with 1100 Mile Road Trip


The 620-hp Porsche 911 GT2 RS is a 205 MPH twin-turbo German rocket. While its already at home on race tracks around the world, (including what may be a record lap at the Nürburgring), the rear-wheel drive 911 GT2 RS has yet to make its mark on one of the oldest forms of motorsport: the hill climb. For the 911 GT2 RS’ hill climbing debut, seven-time Pikes Peak International Hill Climb champion Jeff Zwart will make a 1100 mile road trip from California to Colorado where it will race at this year’s Pikes Peak.

Zwart, a commercial film director by day and hill climb champion by night will be competing in the 2WD Time Attack class in the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. Last year Zwart destroyed the previous class record in a modified 911 GT3 Cup, climbing up the 12.42 mile course in 11:31.095—more than 30 seconds faster than the previous record.

To mark the 911 GT2 RS’ Pikes Peak debut, Porsche has also announced that Zwart will be driving the same 911 he’s going to be racing at Pikes Peak from Porsche Motorsports North America headquarters in Santa Ana, Calif. to the Colorado Springs, Colo. course. The 1100 mile road trip is part of Porsche’s “Porsche Everyday” campaign, which highlights Porsche’s practicality for everyday driving, instead of being just weekend toys. “We wanted to show the sports car enthusiasts that the Porsche 911 continues to be a car that meets multiple transportation needs, something its owners have known for years,” said Zwart… Read More [via motortrend]

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