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2011 Porsche 911 GT2 by Switzer Performance

Last week, Porsche unveiled the GT2 RS - the fastest car the company has ever produced. Today, the Ohio-based tuning firm, Switzer Performance, announced the GT2 R911S tuning package - a model that "has a (conservative) 911 hp on tap."

To obtain that amount of power the tuner added Switzer’s MONSTER intercoolers, a Switzer-specific titanium inverted-front-strut, and a remote-reservoir suspension engineered by the track experts at JRZ.

The tuner announced they will also offer the R911S Carbon - an exclusive suite of lightweight carbon-fiber body panels that sheds weight from the R911S and lowers the car’s center of gravity for maximum performance in advanced-level trackday and time-attack sessions.

The best part about Switzer’s Porsche GT2 R911S? Switzer is not asking anyone to wait in line because a customer can order their tuned up model for immediate delivery. Waiting’s for suckers.

Pricing for Switzer’s standard vehicle starts at $199,900 (reality check: the 2011 Porsche GT2 RS runs a cool $253,000), while the top of the line R911S Carbon is priced at $239,900.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

Porsche’s 2011 GT2 RS is the fastest roadgoing car in the company’s history, but it’s not quite fast enough to suit Tym Switzer’s demanding clients. Tym’s company, Ohio-based tuning firm Switzer Performance, announced their new Switzer GT2 R911S this morning - a super-997 GT2 with over nine hundred horsepower and racetrack-oriented revisions to ensure that even the mighty GT2 RS will disappear in its rearview mirrors.

Porsche 911 GT2 by Switzer Performance

The Switzer GT2 R911S takes the firm’s well-proven P800 GT2 package and pushes it further. Using race fuel, the R911 delivers well over eight hundred horsepower at the rear wheels, equating to roughly 50% more power than Porsche’s GT2 RS, with Switzer’s MONSTER intercoolers ensuring consistent engine performance lap after lap.

With a (conservative) 911 hp on tap, virtually nothing in the world can pass Switzer’s R911S GT2 in a straight line. To maintain that advantage in the corners, Switzer’s R911S features a Switzer-specific titanium inverted-front-strut, remote-reservoir suspension engineered by the track experts at JRZ. This isn’t "racing-style" suspension; the hardware is a true JRZ racing setup that has been torture-tested in the Patron GT3 Cup and Grand-Am Rolex GT series – barely tamed for the street with a few easy knob-twists. Each one of Switzer’s R911S cars will be feature hand-selected spring and damping rates, specifically catering to each client’s track experience and level of aggression.

Porsche 911 GT2 by Switzer Performance

Switzer’s R911S already offers a power-to-weight ratio which simply eviscerates Porsche’s newest factory flagship - but for the customer who has to cut every last ounce of extra mass from the car, Switzer offers the R911S Carbon - an exclusive suite of lightweight carbon-fiber body panels that sheds weight from the R911S and lowers the car’s center of gravity for maximum performance in advanced-level trackday and time-attack sessions. Developed by the low-mass experts at Seibon, the carbon panels are the final nail in the coffin for Porsche’s factory GT2 RS.

While Porsche GT2 RS customers are lining up to beg their local dealer for a spot in line, Switzer Performance can offer the silver GT2 R911S pictured here for immediate delivery. Pricing for the standard vehicle starts at $199,900, while the R911S Carbon is priced at $239,900, contact Switzer Performance for more.




4 comments:

I hope that picture is not the final car, because I am honestly not feeling it. Hope fully it will look more like the Essence than that and be more elegant.

Whatever it is, I might say that it’s not just a tough and unforgiving racing suspension, well I think it also features hand-selected spring and damping rates, specifically catering to each client’s track experience and level of aggression.

I like the GT-R more than the Porsche GT-2. They’ve made the rs just to compete with the GT-R. Porsche can’t believe on what did the GT-R did on the 911 turbo.

Well, if that will be the case then choose the high-end 911 GT2 10% the only difference is its price so why settling for much heavier 911 gt2 if you can get the carbon with a little price increase.

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