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Video: Porsche 911 GT2 RS driven by Jeff Zwart at Pikes Peak

At last week’s 2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb event in Colorado Springs, USA, Jeff Zwart drove his Porsche 911 GT2 RS to a personal best 2WD Time Attack sprint. An intriguing video has just been compiled outlining the drive.

Jeff Zwart broke his previous record, which was set using a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race car, by around 24 seconds. His time of 11:07.869 was achieved in a mostly-standard production-trim Porsche 911 GT2 RS.

Even though a 911 GT2 RS is not your average 911, Jeff Zwart still managed to place second overall in the 2WD Time Attack category behind Rod Millen in his highly-modified Hyundai Genesis race car, who took the win with a time of 11:04.912.

The Porsche 911 GT2 RS features a 3.6-litre twin-turbo flat-six engine punching out 456kW (612hp) and 700Nm, making it the world’s most powerful modern-day production Porsche. It’s capable of doing the 0-100km/h dash in 3.5 seconds, and has lapped the Nurburgring Nordschleife in 7:18.

Click play on the video below to see the GT2 RS being hustled up the famous hill climb. There’s also some great camera shots and superb scenery of the 19.99km road detailed in the footage.

For the full 2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb results, click here.

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.