Meet the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, the most powerful 911 of all time


At the heart of the high-performance 911 GT2 RS is a 700bhp biturbo flat-6 engine. Weighing in at 1470kg with a full fuel tank, the lightweight two-seater accelerates from zero to 100km/h in just 2.8 seconds. The rear-wheel-drive coupé has a top speed of 340km/h, and with its near-motorsport drive technology, it trumps its 3.6-litre predecessor by 80bhp and achieves a torque figure of 750Nm (an increase of 50Nm).

The engine builds on the 3.8-litre 580bhp unit in the 911 Turbo S. In order to increase performance, large turbochargers push an increased volume of process air into the combustion chambers, while a new additional cooling system delivers optimum cooling at peak loads and, at very high temperatures, sprays the charge-air cooler with water. This causes the gas temperature to fall in the overpressure range and ensures optimum power output, even under extreme conditions.

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The customised GT 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK) in the new GT2 RS enables power to be transferred with uninterrupted traction. What’s more, the specially developed exhaust system is made from extra-lightweight titanium, weighs around 7 kilograms less than the system used in the 911 Turbo and delivers an emotional sound without precedent. The 911 GT2 RS reaches super-sport cornering speeds thanks to its flawless racing chassis with rear-axle steering, Ultra High Performance (UHP) tyres and a specially calibrated PSM with a Sport mode tailored to provide optimal driving dynamics. Powerful air intakes and outlets, along with the imposing rear wing, emphasise that the vehicle’s aerodynamics have mastered both form and design.

The large, wide wheels (265/35 ZR20 at the front and 325/30 ZR21 at the rear) ensure outstanding braking and cornering forces. The 911 GT2 RS features Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) as standard. The front wings, wheel housing vents, outer shells on the Sport Design exterior mirrors, air intakes on the rear side sections and parts of the rear end are made from carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP), as are many of the interior components. The bonnet is also made from carbon to make the vehicle as lightweight as possible, while the standard trim roof is made from magnesium. Both body parts have a wide lateral swage line.

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Porsche’s optional Weissach package for the 911 GT2 RS provides weight savings of around 30 kilograms. The package includes additional elements made from carbon-fibre reinforced plastic and titanium. For instance, the roof and the anti-roll bars are made of carbon-fibre, and so are the coupling rods on both axles. Magnesium wheels reduce both the gross weight and the unsprung weight.

The cockpit of the 911 GT2 RS is dominated by red Alcantara, black leather and interior parts with a carbon-weave finish as standard. The GT2 RS sports steering wheel with gearshift paddles enables quick and sporty gearchanges. The drivers and co-driver experience the driving dynamics of the high-performance sports car in full bucket seats with a carbon-weave finish.

The Porsche 911 GT2 RS will start from S$1,211,688 (without COE) in Singapore.

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Story originally appeared on Torque.

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