After we got a discerning look during a Microsoft preview and “drove” it in a new Forza Motorsports 7 demo during E3, a new 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS revealed all during this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Don’t worry, it lives adult to a name — with 700 hp from a 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six, a new 991.2 GT2 RS justly claims a pretension from a aged 997.2 GT2 RS as a many absolute Porsche 911 ever put into production.
The new GT2 had some strong vast boots to fill — namely, a lightened, exclusive, and increased sneakers still assigned by a aged car. Historically, Porsche pot a GT2 badge for a many hardcore, fastest, and disdainful 911s to emerge from Stuttgart. We’ve enjoyed a GT2 various from each 911 era given a 993, and with a 991 entering a twilight years with no GT2, things were looking grave adult to this point.
From a looks of a new car, we’re blissful we were patient. It seems like Porsche vaulted over a regular, hum-drum GT2 and went true for a RS model. Perhaps this will be de rigueur for destiny generations — Porsche also skipped a non-RS GT2 for a 2010-2012 997.2, opting to emanate a initial GT2 RS instead.
The GT2 RS creates use of a rarely modified, water-injected 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six from a Turbo S, now returning a overwhelming 700 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. To put this in perspective, this beats a aged automobile by 80 hp/37 lb-ft, a stream GT3 RS by 200 hp, and a Turbo S Exclusive Series by 93 hp.
Like all other GT2s, this energy is sent exclusively to a behind tires, in this box a widest tires ever to be propitious to a prolongation 911 — 325/30 ZR21s. As is a box with a GT3 RS, a usually delivery accessible is a princely seven-speed PDK, a depart from a aged GT2 RS’ six-speed primer transmission.
In sell for a third pedal, a new automobile gains critical opening figures. Zero-60 mph is dispatched in 2.7 seconds, 0-100 mph in 5.8 seconds, and 0-124 mph in 8.3 seconds. Be brave, and a GT2 won’t stop accelerating until it smacks into a 211 mph tip speed. Keep in mind Porsche is roughly always regressive with a quoted opening figures, so design eccentric contrast to exhibit even stronger numbers.
Don’t worry, there’s all demeanour of go-fast hardware to keep it safe, including customary CO ceramic brakes, assertive aero, rear-wheel steering, and specialized traction and fortitude control. Like a GT3 RS, it’s lighter than many 911s, interjection to endless use of CO fiber and aluminum physique panels. Around back, a titanium empty is singular to a GT2 RS, serve shedding additional bulk, bringing a sum down to 3,241 pounds.
Not enough? Buyers looking for that additional in. of asceticism can outfit their GT2 RS with a discretionary Weissach package. This adds some-more CO fiber, titanium, and magnesium components to save an additional 40 pounds.
Shockingly, this isn’t a particularly singular model, distinct a prior automobile — Porsche will build as many as they can sell. Prices start during $294,250, and usually stand from there, generally with a $31,000 Weissach Package. Get your sequence in now, as deliveries start in a initial entertain of 2018.
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