Watch Racing Legend Walter Röhrl Flog Porsche’s Wicked 911 GT3 RS

Walter Röhrl makes Porsche's wicked 911 GT3 RS look easy

-Walter Röhrl is a racing legend. The 68-year-old has turned more lightning-fast laps and wickedly quick rally stages combined than perhaps any single human on earth.

Which means that driving a street car is simple work for the two-time WRC champ and Porsche test driver, even if that car is the new 911 GT3 RS, a 500-horse, rear-wheel-drive ballistic missile/road-legal track beast. Just check out this video of Röhrl laying down hot laps at Bilster Berg—a course he helped design—in the GT3 RS. He makes driving the rawest current Porsche look positively effortless.

And we can’t help but notice how Röhrl uses his middle finger to pull the upshift paddle on the Porsche’s PDK transmission. Is this a subtle jab at Porsche’s having launched the GT3 RS without a proper manual transmission? Assuredly not, but we like to think it is.



This story originally appeared on roadandtrack.com via Jalopnik.

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