Designed for tracks and sold for road-use to obtain the FIA homologation, the GT2 RS was the most powerful 911 car offered by the German car-maker in 2017.
The GT2 RS was unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the U.K. It looked wild. The flat and low apron featured a big center grille and two side intakes big enough to serve as torpedo launchers. On the hood, two additional air-intakes were installed. A set of extracting vents were placed on top of the front fenders and in the back, a big adjustable wing completed the aerodynamic kit. Two big, round, exhausts punched through the rear apron, which featured additional mesh-grilles. Most of the aerodynamic enhancements were made out of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP), the same material used in motorsports.
Inside, the GT2 RS a special design for the carbon-fiber race-inspired bucket seats in the front, while behind them a roll-cage filled the space. There was no infotainment system. A three-spoke steering wheel with aluminum paddle shifters mounted behind it enhanced the racing cockpit. The instrument cluster featured four dials with a light-gray background for the centrally mounted tachometer.
The technological side of the car was a masterpiece signed by Porsche Motorsport Department. The 3.8-liter flat-six engine from the regular Porsche Turbo S was heavily modified. The turbochargers were replaced by larger ones, the intercooler received a water-spray automatic system to help to cool the air. The result was a monster 700 hp unit paired to a 7-speed PDK (dual-clutch) automatic gearbox that sent the power to the rear wheels. The rear-axle steering was fitted as standard.
ENGINE SPECS - 3.8L 7AT (700 HP)
|Power:||514.8 KW @ 7000 RPM|
700 HP @ 7000 RPM
690 BHP @ 7000 RPM
|Torque:||553 lb-ft @ 2500-4500 RPM|
750 Nm @ 2500-4500 RPM
|Fuel System:||Turbocharged Direct Injection|
|Top Speed:||211 mph (340 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):||2.8 s|
|Drive Type:||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Gearbox:||7-speed automatic (PDK)|
|Tire Size:||265/35 ZR 20 || 325/30 ZR 21|
|Length:||179.1 in (4549 mm)|
|Width:||74 in (1880 mm)|
|Height:||51.1 in (1298 mm)|
|Front/rear Track:||62.5/61.3 in (1,588/1,557 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||96.6 in (2454 mm)|
|Ground Clearance:||0.3 in (8 mm)|
|Cargo Volume:||4.1 cuFT (116 L)|
|Unladen Weight:||3241 lbs (1470 kg)|
|Gross Weight Limit:||4034 lbs (1830 kg)|
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
|City:||13 mpg US (18.1 L/100Km)|
|Highway:||28.7 mpg US (8.2 L/100Km)|
|Combined:||19.9 mpg US (11.8 L/100Km)|
|CO2 Emissions:||269 g/km|