With only 500 units built, theGT2 RS is a rarity on the market, butAutoExpress had the chance to have a little fun with the most powerful model in Porsche’s line-up. The British magazine not only tested the car, but also performed a little drifting that really showed us all just how cool this Porsche really is!
With a weight reduction of 154lbs and an increase in power of 90hp, the Porsche GT2 RS now delivers a power-to-weight ratio of 4.9 lb per horsepower. It can manage the sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 3.5 seconds, 0 to 124 mph in just 9.8 seconds, and 0 to 186 mph in 28.9 seconds. Top speed is set at 205mph and the RS reports a Nurburgring time of seven minutes and 18 seconds.
The Porsche GT2 RS will go on sale in October with a starting price of about $253,000.
Walter Rohrl, the famous German rally and auto racing driver, got behind the wheel of a new Porsche GT2 RS and did what he knows best; he pushed it to its limit! Thanks to an in-car camera, you’ll be able to see just how it would look if you were to be riding passenger while the Porsche was taken for a little ride.
The new GT2 RS is a more powerful and lighter model compared to a standard GT2. Porsche managed to reduce the weight by 154 lb and upgrade the engine’s output with 90 HP (for a total of 620 HP). This makes the RS sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 3.5 seconds, 0 to 124 mph in just 9.8 seconds, and 0 to 186 mph in 28.9 seconds. Top speed is 205 mph. The sports car also delivers a power-to-weight ratio of 4.9 lb per horsepower and has a reported Nurburgring time of seven minutes and 18 seconds.
Have you guys ever heard of a little vehicle called the Porsche 911 GT2 RS? Yeah, we thought so. After posting a Nurburgring time of seven minutes, 18 seconds, the fastest and most powerful road-going sports car that Porsche has ever built is already on every car enthusiast’s lips. As well it should be.
Although it is very well known, Porsche recently took this vehicle to its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Andreas Preuninger, Manager of High Performance Vehicles for Porsche, took a little time out to explain the philosophy for the GT2 RS.
As a reminder, the GT2 RS has a 3.6 liter six-cylinder boxer engine that is boosted by two turbochargers that produce 620hp. The car is also assisted in this power by a weight reduction of 154 lbs. This makes the RS sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 3.5 seconds, 0 to 124 mph in just 9.8 seconds, and 0 to 186 mph in 28.9 seconds. Its top speed is 205 mph and its power-to-weight ratio is 4.9 lb per horsepower.
You think a supercharged 750 horsepower Russian Porsche 997 Turbo SPI750 by Switzer Performace Innovation can hold its own against its supercar brethren in a good ol’ fashion drag race?
If you’re having trouble answering that question, you’re in luck because somebody’s going to answer it for you. That ’somebody’ - or some bodies - happens to be the folks from Dragtimes.info and the drag race-addicted members of GT-Board happen to have a number of supercars ready to meet the challenge that is the SWI-tuned Porsche 997 Turbo.
We’re not spoiling the results for any of you, but one thing that you guys can be absolutely certain of is that these cars are no lightweights by any stretch of the imagination. So you better gear yourself up for a slobberknocker of a race - or three.
The folks from GTboard have been churning out racing videos one after the other in increasing frequency. Don’t get us wrong; we’re not going to start complaining because the more racing videos we can watch, the happier we’re going to be.
In this latest race, they managed to put a Ferrari 458 Italia against a tuned-up Porsche 997 GT2 , making the playing field a little more even, or did it? The stage is set, fellas. It’s the Prancing Horse versus the Porsche Powerhouse. Care to venture a guess on who smokes the other?
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.
Just in case a lot of us need to be reminded as to what Porsche is capable of, the Stuttgart-based automaker has released its new promotional video of the 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS .
Quite frankly, we didn’t need 55 seconds worth of pure, unadulterated Porsche awesomeness to be made aware of how mouth-watering the 911 GT2 RS really is. But just in case some people need more convincing than the rest, here’s the video in all its glory.
Just don’t be surprised if, after watching the promo video, you end up finding yourself cursing too.
Just a few hours after the official launch, Porsche has already started a web special for the new GT2 RS . This web special offers new official images and details, but the best part is that it also offers a configurator of sorts that shows all of the color options and wheels for the new RS model. Check it out!
With a total output of 620 HP, the GT2 RS makes the sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 3.5 seconds, 0 to 124 mph in just 9.8 seconds, and 0 to 186 mph in 28.9 seconds. Top speed is 205 mph. The sports car also delivers a power-to-weight ratio of 4.9 lb per horsepower and has a reported Nurburgring time of seven minutes and 18 seconds.
For those who have been waiting for the Porsche 911 GT2 RS to come out, well, hop on the bandwagon. Despite the fact that Porsche ’s newest sports toy is still a long ways away from being released, our expectations really haven’t gone to those lengths yet. At this point, we’d be happy to just see photos of the 911 GT2 RS.
And so, thanks to the wonder that is the Internet, our wishes have been granted, albeit not by a lot. Thanks to Autogespot, new photos of the 911 GT2 RS, which look like they were taken during a presentation of sorts, have surfaced. Much to our delight, the sports car looks to be as mean as it is expected to be fast. Sporting a completely tuned-up body with a carbon fiber hood, ginormous air intakes, a new set of performance wheels, and enough spoilers to make Xzibit gush, the 911 GT2 RS is about as ready for a day on the track as any Porsche car we’ve seen in a while.
Tech details behind the car are still hazy at this point, though we fully expect Porsche to come out with them as soon as they become readily available. In the meantime, these photos are about the closest thing we have to drooling over the car. And we’re not even complaining.
Just a few days ago we reported Porsche working on a hardcore version of their sporty GT2. Today, we have some new details on the next GT2 RS .
The GT2 RS will be about 198lbs. lighter than the current GT2 and with a total power of 620 Hp, it will offer impressive performances. The sprint from 0-60 mph will be made in 3.2 seconds, 0-124 mph will be made in 10 seconds and the 0-186 mph sprint in 25 seconds. Porsche also announced a Nurburgring lap time of just 7 minutes and 22 seconds.
Yes, we’ve heard all of these numbers before, but, as we mentioned earlier, we have a new detail on the Porsche GT2 RS. Now, this may be a bad detail to have to come forth with, but we must give you the facts as we receive them. There will only be 300 units built of this beautiful Porsche GT2 RS and each will be priced at 240,000 euro. Hopefully, we will receive happier details (and possibly more units) at the official unveiling on May 14, 2010, but until then, we will have to deal with the facts we have now and hope for more!