When this article was originally published on March 3rd, 2019, Kanoo Performance's 911 of 9.74 seconds at 142 mph. It has since broken its own record, multiple times. The article below has been updated to reflect this.
Don't let the GT2 RS's 700 horsepower fool you—it wasn't designed for straight-line speed. That giant wing, that stripped-out interior, and those massive front tires are all there to make the car go around a race track as quickly as possible. It held the production-car Nurburgring lap record, after all. But, as this video demonstrates, it's still hugely capable at the drag strip.
This GT2 RS has been modified by Kanoo Performance in Bahrain, with aftermarket downpipes, a methanol injection kit, and a tune. Equipped with a set of drag slicks, it's able to lay down an incredibly quick 9.42-second quarter-mile at 148 mph. That's quicker than the built-to-drag-race Dodge Challenger SRT Demon by a couple of tenths. And yes, the GT2 still has its drag-inducing wing attached, making the number even more impressive.
Considering how close to stock this car is, we're curious to see what some more changes, like bigger turbos, could do for its quarter-mile times. Factory-turbocharged 911 motors are known to be capable of withstanding lots of boost, so we bet it's only a matter of time before we find out.