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The concept of the rather special Porsche 911 GT2 is to take the most powerful turbo engine in the range of the day and combine it only with rear wheel drive and a manual gearbox. At the same time Porsche upgrade and modify the suspension, brakes and engine output whilst lightening and removing interior components to create the ultimate drivers version of the car at that time. This recipe has been used with the 993, 996 and 997 versions of their iconic 911 model. This car is the 997 GT2 RS version of the Porsche 911 introduced in May 2010 and is one of just 500 produced worldwide. The engine uses twin variable geometry water cooled turbo chargers to produce a serious 620bhp and 516 lbs foot torque which lead to a terminal speed in excess of 205mph and a 0-60mph time of just 3.4 seconds! Supplied new in the UK to a Mr Breslin of Hertfordshire in December 2010, this C16 GT2 RS is 1 of only 16 cars supplied to the UK. This right-hand drive example was specified with top-tinted windscreen, cup holders, sound system and CD storage, carbon front wings, universal multimedia interface, floor mats and carbon centre console. Having covered just over 16,000 miles from new, this example was purchased by its second and current owner last year from Porsche Newcastle. Service records show that the car was last seen by Porsche in October 2014 for a large service at a cost of over £2,500. Finished in black with black and red interior, this GT2 RS represents a rare opportunity to experience the ultimate version of the 997, which is now recognised as a modern classic and is the fastest production 911 to ever lap the Nurburgring.