Here's a Porsche 911 GT2 RS Rendering, but We Still Don't Buy the 991.2 Rumors

The rendering above uses a rather simple approach to showing us what a potential 991-generation 911 GT2 RS could look like. Since the motoring world seems to be hooked up on the Rennsport Neunelfer this month, we figured we could bring you such a pixel arrangement.
991.2 Porsche 911 GT2 RS rendering 1 photo
Photo: Porsche Exchange
However, the dual livery image (what? some people want something different from the Gulf scheme), which comes from RS2 Media, doesn't mean we agree with the rumors saying Porsche has recently tested the new GT2 RS.

You see, a set of spyshots that came in earlier this month got us all confused. Nobody was sure what's hiding under the body of the spied prototype, since the GT3 RS elements, such as the front wing air extractors, are mixed with turbocharged engine clues like the engine cover and the air outlets on the sides of the rear bumper.

We went for the wild rumor that states Porsche is taking the new (as in not Metzger anymore) 4.0-liter flat-six at the back of the 991.1 GT3 RS one step further for the 991.2 incarnation of the track-savvy machine by increasing the displacement to 4.2 liters.

Nevertheless, there's another camp talking about the spied 911 being a test car for the new GT2 RS. We don't buy that and there are multiple reasons for us dismissing the rumor.

First of all, it wouldn't make sense for the RS version to be tested before the "standard" GT2 showed up as a prototype - this is where we get to the painful uncertainty surrounding the fate of the GT2 badge altogether, as we still have no official confirmation on this being carried over to the 911 generation. For one thing, the GT2 racing class that determined the carmaker to bring this badge to the road with the 993 generation ceased to exist after the 997 GT2 RS was launched - the class has been replaced by the GTE category.

Then there's the time frame - the GT2 RS should come closer to the end of the 991.2 generation's life cycle, not now, when we haven't even seen the mid-cycle boost touching the "regular" GT3, for instance.

After going through all the details above, we can't help but wonder how amusing this talk is for Porsche's GT division.
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