Porsche unveils the most powerful 911 of all time

The fastest and most powerful road-approved 911 is ready for launch: The new Porsche 911 GT2 RS will celebrate its world premiere at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK (June 30 to July 2).

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At the heart of this high-per­for­mance sports car is a 515-kW (700-hp; com­bined fuel con­sump­tion: 11.8 l/100 km; urban: 18.1 l/100 km; extra-urban: 8.2 l/100 km; CO2 emis­sions: 269 g/km) bitur­bo flat engine. Weigh­ing in at 1,470 kg with a full fuel tank, the light­weight two-seater accel­er­ates from zero to 100 km/h in 2.8 sec­onds. The rear-wheel dri­ve Coupé has a top speed of 340 km/h, and with its near-motor­sport dri­ve tech­nol­o­gy, the new 911 GT2 RS trumps its 3.6-litre pre­de­ces­sor by 59 kW (80 hp) and achieves a torque of 750 New­ton metres (an increase of 50 Nm).

The engine builds on that in the 911 Tur­bo S at 427 kW (580 hp; com­bined fuel con­sump­tion: 9.1 l/100 km; urban: 11.8 l/100 km; extra-urban: 7.5 l/100 km; CO2 emis­sions: 212 g/km). In order to increase per­for­mance, large tur­bocharg­ers push an increased vol­ume of process air into the com­bus­tion cham­bers. 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. The cus­tomised GT sev­en-speed dou­ble-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 sev­en kilo­grams less than the sys­tem used in the 911 Tur­bo and deliv­ers an emo­tion­al sound with­out prece­dent.

For the first time ever, Porsche Design is cel­e­brat­ing the debut of the high-per­for­mance sports car by releas­ing a spe­cial-issue watch. Offer­ing a nod to the world of motor­sport, the 911 GT2 RS watch is exclu­sive­ly avail­able to own­ers of the new vehi­cle and can only be ordered in con­junc­tion with the new GT mod­el at a Porsche Cen­tre from June 30, 2017.

Racing chassis for outstanding dynamic cornering

Dis­ci­pline in sport means mas­ter­ing every detail. And in the world of super sports cars, cor­ner­ing speeds are on anoth­er lev­el. The 911 GT2 RS reach­es these speeds thanks to its flaw­less rac­ing chas­sis with rear-axle steer­ing and Ultra High Per­for­mance (UHP) tyres. Like all GT sports cars, the new top mod­el fea­tures a spe­cial­ly cal­i­brat­ed PSM with a Sport mode that is tai­lored to pro­vide opti­mal dri­ving dynam­ics. Pow­er­ful air intakes and out­lets and the impos­ing rear wing empha­sise that the vehicle’s aero­dy­nam­ics have mas­tered both form and design. The large, wide wheels (265/35 ZR 20 at the front and 325/30 ZR 21 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 (CFR), 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.

Optional Weissach package with 30-kg weight saving

Per­for­mance can always be cranked up a notch – even on the 911 GT2 RS. That’s why the Porsche engi­neers have devel­oped the option­al Weis­sach pack­age, which pro­vides a weight sav­ing 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, and so are the cou­pling rods on both axles. Mag­ne­sium wheels reduce both the gross weight and the unsprung weight, pro­vid­ing a greater wealth of impres­sive chas­sis prop­er­ties. The lug­gage com­part­ment lid and the car­bon- weave fin­ish roof are embla­zoned with a cen­tral strip in the same colour as the car for a visu­al­ly dis­tinc­tive look.

A truly sporty interior

The pas­sen­ger com­part­ment 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 gear changes. Dri­vers and pas­sen­gers expe­ri­ence the dri­ving dynam­ics of the high-per­for­mance sports car in full buck­et seats with a car­bon-weave fin­ish. As in every 911, the Porsche Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Man­age­ment (PCM) is the cen­tral con­trol unit for audio, nav­i­ga­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion. The Con­nect Plus mod­ule and Porsche Track Pre­ci­sion app are also includ­ed as stan­dard, enabling detailed record­ing, dis­play and analy­sis of dri­ving data on a smart­phone.

Interior of the 911 GT2 RS

The option­al Chrono Pack­age expands the PCM func­tions to include per­for­mance dis­play, which can be used to dis­play, save and eval­u­ate track times. The pack­age also includes a stop­watch on the switch pan­el with both ana­logue and dig­i­tal dis­play. What’s more, the Chrono Pack­age on the 911 GT2 RS comes with a lap trig­ger. Using the Porsche Track Pre­ci­sion app in con­junc­tion with exter­nal mark­ers on a start/finish straight, this lap trig­ger enables dri­vers to record lap times with a high lev­el of pre­ci­sion.

Fuel consumption

911 GT2 RS: com­bined fuel con­sump­tion: 11.8 l/100 km; urban: 18.1 l/100 km; extra-urban: 8.2 l/100 km; CO2 emis­sions: 269 g/km

911 Tur­bo S: com­bined fuel con­sump­tion: 9.1 l/100 km; urban: 11.8 l/100 km; extra-urban: 7.5 l/100 km; CO2 emis­sions: 212 g/km

911 Tur­bo: Fuel con­sump­tion com­bined 9.1 l/100 km; CO2 emis­sions 212 g/km


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