With 620 horsepower being channeled to the rear wheels in a chassis that weighs a tick over 3,000 pounds, it’s little wonder that the 911 GT2 RS is often voted the most frightening car to drive in Porsche’s current lineup. If there’s anyone with even the slightest chance of taming the beast, its seven-time Pikes Peak Hill Climb winner Jeff Zwart who will take to the famous 12.42-mile 'Race to the Clouds' on June 26 in Porsche’s fastest and most powerful road-going car ever.
This past weekend Zwart took off to Colorado from California on a 1,100 mile journey in the Porsche 911 GT2 RS that he’ll compete in. He will be defending his 2WD Time Attack class championship at Pikes Peak which he won last year in a modified Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race car.
Zwart, backed by Porsche and Michelin Tires, has previously won the Pikes Peak Hill Climb no less than seven times, as well as taking out the SCCA PRO Rally Championship in 1990 with Rod Millen and a SCORE Baja 1000 class win in 2004.
Interestingly, this will be the last time the famous race, now in its 89th year, will be run with gravel left on the mountain course. Locals have already started paving the course to attract tourists and by next year the entire 12.42-mile run is expected to be covered in tarmac.
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