The fastest and most powerful road-approved 911 is prepared for launch: The brand new Porsche 911 GT2 RS celebrated its world premiere in the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK. At the heart of this high-performance sports automobile is a 515 kW (700 HP) Biturbo engine. Weighing at 1,470 kg with a complete gas tank, the lightweight two-seater accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 2.8 minutes. The rear-wheel push Coupé has a high rate of 340 km/h, and with its near-Motorsport drive technologies, the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS interrupts its 3.6-liter predecessor by 59 kW (80 HP) also accomplishes a torque of 750 Newton meters (a growth of 50 mm).
2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Interior and Exterior
Maybe more visually impressive than the outside, however, is exactly what lies inside. The cockpit is dressed in black leather, red Alcantara accents, along with carbon-fiber detailing. The latter includes the strengthened backrests of the complete bucket chairs. Swaddled in style, the pilot includes easy access to the Porsche Communication Management system (for navigation and infotainment), and Porsche Connect Plus, the Porsche Track Precision App, and also the discretionary Chrono Package when monitor timing takes precedence.
2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Under the Hood
The engine is a 3.8-liter unit taken in the current 911 Turbo S, updated with bigger turbochargers and a titanium exhaust. For the very first time ever in a Porsche road car, there’s a method which sprays water onto the intercooler to cool atmosphere temperatures, permitting the engine to make even more energy. The water tank is still stored in the front trunk.
Porsche says the engine makes 700 horsepower and 553 lb.-ft. Of torque, making it the most effective road-going 911 ever. The performance numbers are where things start getting really wild. The rear drive-only GT2 RS strikes 0-60 in just 2.7 seconds, before eventually climbing into a high speed of 211 mph.
2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Price and Available
Pricing for the Porsche 911 GT2 RS starts at $293,200 (plus a $1,050 transport and handling fee). Deliveries to the United States should start from the first quarter of 2018.