Remember in the beginning of June when Porsche sort of unveiled the new 911 GT2 RS at a video game convention called E3? Yea, we thought it was strange too. It was shown alongside a new racing game game: Forza Motorsport 7. Since then, the speculation train has been powering ahead at full speed, but the wait is over. Porsche officially announced the GT2 RS today, & it is seriously amazing.
The world premiere took place at the Festival of Speed in the UK. There is a lot we now know about the GT2 RS, & still some things we don’t. Here’s the nitty gritty:
- 700 hp and 553 ft-lbs of torque.
- Twin Turbo Flat 6 Engine. (a beefed up version of the one in the 911 Turbo S)
- Customized 7 speed PDK Transmission
- Price: Unknown.
- 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds.
- Rear Wheel Drive
- Top Speed: 211 Mph
- A new cooling system goes into “overdrive” at peak loads & even sprays the intercooler with water when it gets very hot.
- Application specific exhaust made from extra-lightweight titanium.
- A special matching watch will be offered with the car (for extra cash).
- Rear axle steering
- PSM (Porsche Stability Management) with a sport mode.
- Wheels are 265/35 ZR 20 at the front and 325/30 ZR 21 at the rear
- Ceramic composite brakes come standard
- Not good enough? There is an upgraded Weissach package available. More on that below.
So on paper the 911 GT2 RS is fast, efficient, & guess what? You can even buy the matching watch with it just like with the Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series! But they do take the car 1 step further with the optional Weissach package. Designed mainly to save weight, (66 lbs to be exact) the Weissach package gives you a roof, anti-roll bars, & coupling rods on both axles all made out of carbon. Also, the car will have some small visual changes.
If you opt for the Chrono Package, your 911 GT2 RS will include a display so you can check out track times among other things. It will also come with a lap trigger that is to be used with a phone app to make lap times more precise. The cost has not been released on the new 911 GT2 RS, but since you’re buying the most powerful production 911 in the world it can’t come cheap. If you remember the old GT2 RS cost about $250K so we could guess the new GT2 RS would be something in the $275,000 range.