UPDATE: 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS At Goodwood Festival Of Speed And Leaked Photos

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Ladies and gentlemen racers, this year's edition of the Goodwood Festival of Speed has kicked off and we've got awesome news from the Porsche camp. To be more precise, we're talking about the 2018 911 GT2 RS, which has been brought to the British venue.
All we have for now are images of the covered car, but, given the extreme aero of the track special, the Rennsport Neunelfer manages to shine even when hidden from our eyes - with the 991.2 GT3 also on display, you can't blame Zuffenhausen for "postponing" the GT2 RS unveiling.

Since the E3 gaming convention has already allowed us to check out the appearance of the production Neunelfer, simply seeing the Porscha at Goodwood wouldn't mean all that much.

However, we're expecting the Earl of March's land to see the rear-wheel-drive special making its dynamic debut. As such, we should get to check out the GT2 RS smoking its tires soon.

According to the info coming from the early shotgun rides Porsche offered to journalists, the rear-engined animal packs 700 hp, using a pumped-up incarnation of the 3.8-liter flat-six animating the Turbo and Turbo S (the boxer has reportedly been water-injected).

Unlike the 2018 GT3, the Rennsport model will only be offered with a PDK tranny, as the German carmaker is aiming for the ultimate lap times. Speaking of which, we could see the 991.2 GT2 RS going round the Nurburgring in under seven minutes.

The list of options offered for this mean supercar will bring plenty of sweet-sounding tech bits, such as a Weissach package that will allow the already-light machine to take its diet even further.

Last year, we saw Porsche pulling all sorts of stunts (yes, burnouts and donuts were on the menu) at Goodwood while using the 911 R and we can't wait to see the GT2 RS taking over.

UPDATE:We are now just hours away from the Goodwood unveiling of the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS and a bunch of press photos have leaked online (via Rennlist). Thanks to these images, we can also check out the cabin of the 991 widowmaker, polarising headrest embroidery included.

And things seem to be getting better and better, as forum gossip talks about the Rennsport Neunelfer not being limited to 1,000 (sold out) units, as it was initially rumored.

UPDATE2: Here's a video showing a GT2 RS test car pulling a launch control stunt, with the clip also giving us a taste of the cabin soundtrack.


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