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Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport Unveiled in Los Angeles with 700 HP

Just as the regular Porsche drivers are coming to terms with what the new 443 HP 911 Carerra S and 4S revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show mean for them, those who like to race Porsches on the track got their own great news on Wednesday.
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Alongside the new 911, at the same Californian event, the German carmaker is showcasing the 911 GT2 RS Clubsport, a 700 hp monster of a machine meant for the motorsport enthusiasts.

Based on the series production ans street-legal 911 GT2 RS, the Clubsport uses the same 3.8-liter flat-six twin-turbocharged engine deployed on the 935 car shown in September at the Porsche Rennsport Reunion. The engine is paired to a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox that can be controlled via paddles on the steering wheel.

The Clubsport weighs 3,064 pounds (1,390 kg) thanks to the fact it is made of aluminum-steel composite and uses carbon fiber on the roof (which comes complete with an escape hatch), and front and rear lids. For best performance on the track the car uses Porsche’s stability management system.

One of the things that stand out the most visually in the Clubsport is the huge rear wing, also made of carbon fiber, and meant to keep the car on the tarmac at high speeds.

Porsche says it will only be producing 200 units of the Clubsport and will sell each for $478,000, not including tax, shipping, and import fees. Deliveries are set to start in May and the carmaker promises that those who buy one will not only have the chance to race it at various track days, but also at international races.

“For the upcoming years, our customers will not only race the GT2 RS Clubsport during open track days but also at international motor racing events,” said in a statement Frank-Steffen Walliser, Porsche’s president of Motorsport.

“We are currently holding very productive talks with the race organizer SRO.”

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