Yesterday, Porsche officially debuted the all new 911 GT2 RS in the flesh at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in the U.K.
As similarly rumoured when it was shown off at E3, the GT2 RS has an upgraded version of the regular Turbo S’ 3.8L twin turbo flat-6, now producing 515kW of power and 750Nm of torque. This power is sent to the rear wheels through a 7-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic, meaning that the GT2 RS can hit 100km/h in just 2.8 seconds, towards a top speed of 340km/h. The power boost over the regular Turbo S is due to larger turbos, a bigger cooling system, a titanium exhaust and more.
Handling and non-engine component wise, the GT2 RS runs on 265mm 20-inch front and 325mm 21-inch rear Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, with Porsche Carbon Ceramic Brakes (PCCB). The car is covered in carbon fibre – with air intakes in the wheel arches, bonnet, fenders, bumpers and more. For those who want an even more track focused GT2 RS, a ‘Weissach’ package is available – it saves 30kg by adding a carbon fibre roof, carbon fibre anti roll bars, magnesium 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels, replacing the interior roll cage with a titanium one and adding special Weissach stitching on the seats. Speaking of the interior, it is trimmed in black leather with highlights of red Alcantara – this provides a great look, especially on the steering wheel.
As with any Porsche GT car, the GT2 RS has the Porsche Communication Management infotainment system equipped with satellite navigation and the Porsche Track Precision app. An optional Chrono package is available, expanding the PCM to measure track lap times and data to be reviewed later. A special watch, the Porsche Design 911 GT2 RS Chronograph, will be also available with the car.
The Porsche 911 GT2 RS is a truly insane car, which will launch in Australia in early 2018 for $645,700. I am in love with it – it’s absolutely awesome. I really hope Porsche take it to the Nurburgring as well – it has the potential to beat the NIO EP9, Huracan Performante and the fastest road cars that have ever lapped it. Until it launches however, click here to hop on the GT2 RS configurator available on Porsche’s US website to design your dream build. What do you guys think? Let me know down below!