Video: Mark Webber makes Maria Sharapova scream in 911 GT2 RS

Porsche racing driver Mark Webber has teamed up with brand ambassador and tennis ace Maria Sharapova to create a humorous marketing video, using the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS as the main prop.

It’s the usual antics. Webber frightens the tennis star with some hot laps. However, Porsche has taken a reverse approach. The video starts with Sharapova taking Webber for a drive, which turns out to be just as frightening, for him.

To refresh your memory the new 911 GT2 RS features a 3.8-litre twin-turbo flat-six engine that develops an eye-watering 515kW (700PS). It is the most powerful road-going 911 Porsche has ever made. It’s also one of the quickest factory cars on the planet.

Around the Nurburgring in Germany it has set the fastest-ever lap for a production car, clocking a time of just 6:47. You can begin to imagine the sort of acceleration and g-force experienced inside under full throttle. See how Sharapova (and Mark Webber) handled it in the video below.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

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