2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Revealed

Mon, 05/17/2010 - 00:51

Porsche today revealed the ultimate version of the 911 series, and that’s the new GT2 RS.

Basically this car is a stripped-out and tarted up version of the GT2 which comes with more power and it’s lighter as well. Now you are starting to get the picture! It’s more of a track car, but since it is road-legal, it makes it the most powerful street-legal Porsche ever made.

What makes the GT2 RS so special is the engine. It is the same twin-turbo flat-six as in the standard model, but it’s tuned to develop 620 hp (530 hp GT2). It therefore can accelerate to 100 km/h from zero in 3.4 seconds, 9.8 seconds later it passes the 200 km/h mark and it keeps accelerating right up to 330 km/h.

But to become this fast, just adding more power was not enough. So the engineers set about stripping things out of it and replacing parts with lightweight replicas. It gets a carbon fiber bonnet, carbon wings ans spoilers, carbon air ducts, carbon seats, and alcantara interior.

Even the new 19-inch wheels which have racing-style central locking feature are very light. Other features of the GT2 RS included stiffened suspension, Porsche Adaptive Suspension Management (PASM), carbon ceramic brakes, and six-speed manual gearbox.

Going on sale from October, the GT2 RS costs €199,500 in Europe and $240,000 in the US.

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