Well, if the new 992 doesn't float your boat, then this old/new 991.2 just might. We've already talked about the Clubsport Package that can be optioned for a GT2 RS this month - this ain't that. Instead it's the first look at the car Porsche is describing as 'near standard but spectacular' - the GT2 RS Clubsport.
In what is presumably a last hurrah for the seventh generation of 911, Porsche will build 200 examples in lightweight, track-only spec. In addition to some of the features mentioned in the add-on pack, Porsche has confirmed that the distinct model will get fully switchable ABS via a dial on the centre console, a removable carbon steering wheel with colour display from the GT3 R racing car, a "massive" - their words - roll cage and an equally substantial 115-litre fuel cell, refillable through the carbon reinforced plastic front bonnet.
In fact, there's CFRP everywhere, with it used for the rear spoiler, roof and rear bonnet. Combine all that with the FIA-approved seat, harnesses, air jack system, three-way adjustable racing dampers, Michelin slick tyres and 18-inch forged wheels and it's clear this is a pretty serious upgrade. This even extends to the colour, white announced as the only one thus far - perfect for applying a livery too.
You may mock, but Porsche is serious about racing the car. "For the upcoming years, our customers will not only race the GT2 RS Clubsport on track days but also at international motor racing events. We are currently holding very productive talks with the race organiser SRO," says Dr Frank Walliser, Vice Pres of Porsche Motorsport and GT cars. So maybe they won't all just be holed up in collections...
With a spec and an aesthetic like this, it would be great to see some Clubsport racing on tracks around the world. Even if one in 10 of the 200 customers thinks it's a good idea, that's a 20 car grid. Of 700hp Porsches. Sounds alright, doesn't it? Those 200 will have to pay 405,000 euros plus local taxes, mind, which is roundabout double what you'd pay for a standard GT2 RS. Expect with deliveries to start next May. Perfect time to start racing. And empty a trust fund.