When A 500HP Porsche GT3 RS Is Not Enough: Meet The 700 HP $293000 Porsche GT2 RS

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700 hp Porsche GT2 RS, a many absolute road-legal prolongation 911 ever.

Measurables are a good place to start with a many absolute street-legal Porsche 911 ever. GT2 RS’s 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six is an expansion of a stream 911 Turbo S engine we sampled on a expostulate home from Pebble Beach final year. Thanks essentially to many incomparable turbos delivering significantly some-more boost, in GT2 RS form a engine develops an additional 120 horsepower, for a sum of 700. That’s roughly equal to a energy of a many radical 911 racecars of all time, a 935s of a late 1970s and ‘80s, that during their rise done a hold some-more than 700 hp, though those engines were good for 24 hours and a few mins additional for a feat lap. GT2 RS is totally highway legal, carrying upheld a spot exam with a Feds. It’s combined by a Porsche fondle emporium underneath a Motorsports banner. We live in a Golden Age.

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Front fenders, circle housing vents, outdoor shells of extraneous mirrors, atmosphere intakes on back entertain panels, and tools of back bodywork are carbon-fiber-reinforced cosmetic (CFRP).

A two-seater, GT2 RS accelerates to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds, allied to a acceleration we found so distilled in a Turbo S a year ago, and nonetheless each tenth underneath 3 seconds is like another universe, so extraordinary is a acceleration. Top speed is 211 mph. It’s not a peaky engine, either, with a fat capillary of torque, 553 lb-ft. Considering this is a rear-drive car, a predicted engine is a good idea.

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GT2 RS interior is swathed in red Alcantara, black leather, and carbon-fiber trim.

A trim physique helps. Weighing in during 3241 pounds with a full tank of fuel, GT2 RS has a power-to-weight ratio of 4.63 pounds per horsepower. Order a $31,000 Weissach package, that includes lightweight elements like fake magnesium wheels, a carbon-fiber roof row and several carbon-fiber cessation elements like anti-roll bars and spindle links, and that figure drops to about 4.57 pounds per horsepower.

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Robust X-bracing behind seats.

Bigger turbos and some-more boost vigour beget copiousness of heat. Under complicated boost, H2O is sprayed opposite a intercooler surfaces to revoke a heat of atmosphere being shoved into a explosion chambers. A newly grown titanium empty sheds 15 pounds compared to a 911 Turbo exhaust, and produces that special ping-tingy titanium sound. Like any turbo engine, aged or new, this one will infer really happy on cold, dry mornings.


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