- 911 GT2 RS revealed at Goodwood Festival of Speed
- 0-62mph in 2.8 seconds, 211mph max speed
- On sale now, priced from £207,506
Porsche unveils the GT2, the most powerful 911 of all time
Capable of hitting 62mph in less than three seconds, topping out at well over 200mph, and costing more than £200,000, the GT2 is a supercar in every sense of the word
The key to that level of performance is its 690bhp engine; and, in this lightweight two-seater version of the 911, that’s enough to get it from 0-62mph in just 2.8 seconds and go on to a top speed of well over 200mph.
The engine is based on the 3.8-litre unit in the 911 Turbo S; but, to cope with the extra power, it’s mated to a customised GT seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK) and works with a specially developed, extra-lightweight titanium exhaust system.
On top of that, Porsche’s Ceramic Composite Brakes are fitted as standard, while a huge amount of work has gone into the car’s aerodynamics – hence the huge rear wing – and many of the components (inside and out) are made of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic to keep the weight down. For the same reason, the bonnet is made of carbon, and the roof is made of magnesium.
Also unique to this GT2 version of the 911 is a racing chassis with rear-axle steering and special tyres. It also has a bespoke version of the company’s stability control system, with a Sport mode that is tailored to provide optimal driving dynamics.
Porsche’s Track Precision app is also included as standard, enabling detailed recording, display and analysis of driving data on a smartphone. But, as an option, buyers can also choose the Chrono Package, which can be used to display, save and evaluate lap times on a track.
The 911 GT2 RS is available to order now, priced from £207,506, and the optional Weissach Package costs £21,042.