Porsche unleashed the new 700 horsepower 911 GT2 RS at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England on Friday.
You heard that right. A 700 horsepower 911!
That translates to a manufacturer claimed 0-60 mph time of just 2.7 seconds and a top speed of 211 mph.
According to Porsche, this is the fastest and most powerful road-going version of the 911 to date.
To achieve this feat, Porsche took the 3.8 litre, 580 horsepower twin-turbo flat-six-cylinder engine from the ballistic 911 Turbo S and fitted the motor with larger turbochargers.
Power from the boxer motor on steroids flows to the rear wheels through a heavy-duty version of the company’s stellar seven-speed PDK transmission. In addition, the GT2 will have four-wheel steering, a lightweight titanium exhaust system, and water injection for the intercoolers.
Those looking for even more performance can option the Weissach package which features forged magnesium wheels, carbon fibre anti-roll bars, and a host of other lightweight components. In total, Porsche claims the $US31,000 package lightens the GT2 by nearly 40 pounds.
Inside, the 911 GT2 RS comes with standard red Alcantara, black leather, carbon fibre accents, and carbon fibre backrests for its bucket seats. The GT2 also gets the latest version of the brand’s PCM infotainment system.
The GT2 RS’s introduction comes less than a month after the company introduced the 607 horsepower 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series. That Exclusive Series will be just that — Exclusive. Only 500 examples will be produced.
As for the GT2 RS, Porsche has not indicated it whether or not it will be a limited run model. So the safest bet is to get them as soon as you can. The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS isn’t expected to reach showrooms until early next year. However, Porsche is currently taking orders for the car with a starting price of $US293,200.
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