Harris Video: Porsche GT2 RS in Ducati drag race

by John Glynn on September 6, 2012

Chris Harris has sold his GT3 4.0 RS, but remains the doyenne of Internet Porsche video. The latest Harris adventure is a drag race in a GT2 versus a Ducati 1199 Panigale.

Hardcore Ducatistas will know the Panigale: a £20k, 192 bhp monster with a top speed of 186 mph. All Porschistas know the GT2 RS: Stuttgart’s fastest-ever production car. 611bhp, 516 lb/ft, 205 mph, 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds and 0-100 in less than seven. £165k when you could buy it new.

Car drivers often look at plastic fantastic sports bikes with leathered-up riders, and imagine a powerful road car could have them in the right place on a dry surface. Dream on! If you’ve never ridden a bike, give up that hope: even an older bike can blitz the latest hot four-wheelers. The upside is you survive most car accidents. I’ve hurt myself on two wheels more than once.

When it comes to beating sports bikes up a drag strip, only full-mental four-wheelers stand a chance. One of my neighbours is a three-time UK drag champ on two wheels: his fastest Top Fuel run is a 6.7-second quarter mile, with 213 mph on the virtual speedo at the end. This GT2 race is child’s play by comparison but still pretty watchable. Much as I like Ducatis, give me a GT2 RS any day!

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