Jeff Zwart's 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS at Pikes Peak - Click above to watch the video after the jump

Last month we showed you a video chronicling Jeff Zwart's 1,132 mile road trip from Southern California to Pikes Peak in his quest to break his own 2WD Time Attack record in a stock Porsche 911 GT2 RS. The second video, showing Zwart's run up the mountain, has now been released. The footage of the attempt is excellent.

While Zwart didn't manage to come up home with the title, it would be difficult to not consider his drive a success. He smashed the Pikes Peak record for stock production cars, and his time of 11:07.869 bested his previous attempt in a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race car by 24 seconds. Only Zwart's good friend Rod Millen was able to top him on the day, albeit by a mere three seconds and with a fully-prepped race car producing over 700 horsepower.

You can watch Zwart drive his 911 GT2 RS up Pikes Peak in the video after the jump.



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      TokyoRemix
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just took my '83 911SC for a drive on a mountain road after dark and came home to find this. :)
        Robert
        • 3 Years Ago
        @TokyoRemix
        Good for you. Going to the mountain would have been dangerous after seeing that video.
      xcatchmyshadowx
      • 3 Years Ago
      this just shows you how good a roadgoing GT2RS is. u can post insane times on both, tarmac and gravel. it´s just amazing!
      ColeWorld
      • 3 Years Ago
      stunning scenery. I wish I could take some pictures there.
      TopGear16
      • 3 Years Ago
      Porsches are not know for their sound but for impossible grip on the corners. Drive that same run in a Maserati Stradale and you will have an ear orgasm and beat the time (maybe). :)
        KaiserWilhelm
        • 3 Years Ago
        @TopGear16
        Hah, Maserati's are overweight GT cars, try again.
        sparrk
        • 3 Years Ago
        @TopGear16
        @ TopGear16 , you should hear a Carrera GT, GT3 RS, or the RSR in this video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQgnh8NBTyY Porsche has some great sounding cars.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Jonathan Arena
      • 3 Years Ago
      Beast.
      Krishan Mistry
      • 3 Years Ago
      Amazing run in an amazing car. Pity it sounds like a 612hp kitchen appliance, but it sure doesnt drive like one.
        sparrk
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Krishan Mistry
        you should hear this thing in real life, it has a nice sound.
          montoym
          • 3 Years Ago
          @sparrk
          I think the Porsche sound is an acquired taste. Having been there on race day though, I will say that hearing this car run after hearing numerous other more race-bred cars, this one was very quiet. Going by us, it barely sounded as though he was pushing it at all. The other vehicles, with short exhausts if any at all, were incredibly loud and raucous by comparison.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Bamboo
      • 3 Years Ago
      With all the complaining about Porsche sound, I decided to look for some good footage with sound. This made my ears happy: http://youtu.be/kEOKck7WWvU
      mbukukanyau
      • 3 Years Ago
      It looks like an infomercial, but, its still excellent.
      APK
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hmm.. Good butr no match for Tuupovaara's own boy, this is still my favorite pikes peak film http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKgeCQGu_ug
      InCyphe
      • 3 Years Ago
      Isn't this only happening because they keep paving more of Pikes Peak with asphalt? (well according to that Suzuki video)
        af_1
        • 3 Years Ago
        @InCyphe
        Yes.
        erjhe
        • 3 Years Ago
        @InCyphe
        I don't think they added 24 seconds worth of pavement.
          InCyphe
          • 3 Years Ago
          @erjhe
          They laid down several miles of asphalt. This is 2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2y3OFf0ArU From 7:22 (dash cam time) through 9:10, it's all gravel. This is 2011. Same driver. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VAJaZAV-gQ That same section has been completely paved. For this driver who's been driving the same course for decades, it saved shaved 11 seconds off his time. Anyway, thanks for your reply. If it wasn't for it, I wouldn't have bothered comparing those two videos. :)
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