You can’t drive it on public roads though

The Porsche 911 GT2 RS is an insanely cool sports car that most of us can’t own because it’s expensive and sold out in a matter of days. But, you know what’s crazier than that? Unveiling a track-only variant of it at the same time with a new-generation version of the same car. That’s exactly what Porsche did today!

While the 992-generation 911 broke cover at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show in Carrera S and Carrera 4S trims, the German firm unleashed the track-prepped GT2 RS Clubsport. Making things a bit weird is that the Clubsport is based off the outgoing, 991-generation 911. It’s a good thing we can’t have too many track-prepped 911s, no matter the generation they’re based on.

So what’s the deal with this Clubsport version?

Similar Exterior

Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport is a good looking beast with 700 HP under the hood Exterior
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The Clubsport looks identical to the road-legal model design-wise, but look closely and you’ll notice a few changes. The front bumper outlets are slightly larger, while the splitter was modified and a pair of winglets added to the corners.

It sports a bunch of CFRP elements, like the front and rear hoods and the roof, which now features an FIA-compliant removable escape hatch.

The rear wing was reshaped as well for better performance at the race track.

Heavily Revised Cabin

Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport is a good looking beast with 700 HP under the hood Interior
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The interior of the Clubsport is significantly different though. Porsche removed the door panels and much of the center console, while the dashboard is now covered in Alcantara. The infotainment display was replaced with a control panel, while the instrument cluster is just a simple screen showing various performance figures. A race-spec engine missing the top rim replaced the regular unit.

Both the carbon steering wheel and the color display behind it have been taken from the Porsche 911 GT3 R.

There’s also a revised center console with plenty of visible carbon-fiber and an FIA-approved Recaro bucket seat for the driver. The passenger seat was deleted. Like any professional race car, the Clubsport features a welded-in safety cage, a six-point harness system, and a fire extinguisher with an electronic release unit.

What’s Under the Hood?

Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport is a good looking beast with 700 HP under the hood Exterior
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Although it doesn't carry extra oomph, the Clubsport is lighter than the road car

The Clubsport shares drivetrain components with the road-legal GT2 RS, so it features the same twin-turbo, 3.8-liter flat-six rated at 700 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. Before you say anything, although it doesn’t carry extra oomph, it’s lighter than the road car. Porsche managed to shave off around 177 pounds, taking the Clubsport down to 3,064 pounds.

Like the road-legal 911 GT2 RS, the Clubsport version is equipped with PSM (Porsche Stability Management) including traction control as well as an anti-lock braking system (ABS). The sprint to 60 mph should take less than three seconds, while top speed should be in excess of 205 mph.

How Many and How Much?

Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport is a good looking beast with 700 HP under the hood Exterior
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Porsche plans to build 200 units and it’s safe to assume that all have already been reserved. No info on pricing yet, but with the road-legal GT2 RS priced from $293,200, the Clubsport should command at least $350,000.

2020 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport specifications

Engine 3.8-litre flat-six twin-turbo
Displacement 3,800 cc
Stroke 77.5 mm
Bore 102 mm
Horsepower 700 HP
Transmission 7-speed PDK gearbox with rigid suspension and short throw
Weight 1,390 kg
Length 4,743 mm
Width 1,978 mm
Total height 1,359 mm
Wheelbase 2,457 mm

Further Reading

2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Exterior High Resolution
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Read our full review on the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS.

2020 Porsche 911
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The All-New Porsche 911 Proves That The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

2020 Porsche 911 Exterior Spyshots
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Read our full speculative review on the 2020 Porsche 911

The 515 kW (700 hp) racing version of the road-legal 911 GT2 RS sports car is limited to 200 units and can be run at clubsport events as well as selected motorsport meets. “For the upcoming years, our customers will not only race the GT2 RS Clubsport on track days but also at international motor racing events. We are currently holding very productive talks with the race organiser SRO,” says Dr Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President Motorsport and GT Cars.

The technology of the race car from Weissach is based on the high-performance 911 GT2 RS sports car, just like in the 935, which Porsche unveiled nine weeks ago. Both share the same engine as their road-legal relative: a state-of-the-art 3.8-litre flat-six twin-turbo motor. Power from the rear engine is transferred via a rigidly mounted seven-speed Porsche dual clutch gearbox (PDK) to the 310-millimetre-wide rear wheels. Like in all other racing versions of the 911, the driver changes gears via ergonomically positioned shift paddles on the steering wheel. The positioning of the engine behind the rear axle ensures excellent traction and braking performances. Six-piston aluminium monobloc racing callipers on the front axle in combination with internally ventilated and grooved steel brake discs with a 390-millimeter diameter provide excellent deceleration values at the front axle. The rear axle is fitted with four-piston callipers and 380-millimeter discs.

Like the road-legal 911 GT2 RS, the 1,390-kilogram Clubsport version is equipped with PSM (Porsche Stability Management) including traction control as well as an anti-lock braking system (ABS). Thanks to a so-called map switch positioned on the centre console, these assistance systems can be adjusted separately or switched off completely, depending on the driving situation.

The carbon steering wheel and the colour display behind it have been taken from the 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 R model. A massive safety cage combined with a racing bucket seat and a six-point safety harness ensure maximum safety. Air conditioning provides optimal cooling of the interior.
Technical description

Concept:
– Single-seater near-standard non-road-homologated race car
– Basis: Porsche 911 GT2 RS (991.2)

Weight/dimensions:
– Weight: ca. 1,390 kg
– Length: 4,743 mm
– Width: 1,978 mm
– Total height: 1,359 mm
– Wheelbase: 2,457 mm

Engine:
– Water-cooled 6-cylinder aluminium twin-turbo rear-mounted boxer engine and rigid suspension; 3,800 cc; stroke 77.5 mm; bore 102 mm; ca. 515 kW (700 hp)
– 4-valve technology with camshaft adjustment and valve-lift switchover
– Vario-Cam Plus
– Electronic engine management (Continental SDI 9)
– DMSB-approved 100-cell metal catalytic converter
– Rear silencer with twin tailpipes mounted centrally

Transmission:
– 7-speed PDK gearbox with rigid suspension and short throw
– Dual mass flywheel
– Internal pressurised oil lubrication with active oil cooling
– Limited slip differential optimised for racing

Bodywork:
– Weight-optimised bodyshell in aluminium-steel composite design
– CFRP motorsport rear wing
– Enlarged air inlets with integrated LED headlights in 4-point design
– CFRP roof with removable escape hatch complying with FIA Art. 275a
– Lightweight CFRP front hood with quick release catches
– Removable CFRP rear hood with quick release catches
– 115-litre FT3 safety fuel cell, refuelling through the front hood
– Welded-in safety cage
– Recaro racing bucket seat with longitudinal seat adjustment and padding system in accordance with FIA Standard 8862/2009
– 6-point safety harness
– Air jack system (three jacks)
– Fire extinguishing system with electronic release unit

Suspension:
– Front axle: McPherson suspension strut; adjustable height, camber and track, optimised stiffness with high-performance spherical bearings, centre-locking wheel nuts; 3-way racing dampers, reinforced tie-rod; electro-mechanical power steering with variable steering ratio; blade anti-roll bar
– Rear axle: McPherson multi-link rear axle; adjustable height, camber and track, optimised stiffness with high-performance spherical bearings, centre-locking wheel nuts; 3-way racing dampers, reinforced tie-rod, blade anti-roll bar

Brakes:
– Brake system: Two separate brake circuits for front and rear axles; adjustable via brake balance bar system
– Front axle: Six-piston aluminium monobloc racing brake callipers with anti-knock-back piston springs; steel brake discs, internally ventilated with 390 mm diameter, racing brake pads, optimised brake cooling ducts
– Rear axle: Four-piston aluminium monobloc racing brake callipers with anti-knock-back piston springs; steel brake discs, internally ventilated with 380 mm diameter, racing brake pads, optimised brake cooling ducts

Electrical system:
– Instrument cluster consisting of COSWORTH ICD with integrated data logger, sport Chrono watch and boost gauge in a vintage finish
– Removable Porsche steering wheel with shift paddles
– PSM (Porsche Stability Management) with ABS, Traction Control and Electronic Stability Control (able to be completely switched off)
– Centre console with map switch to adjust the ABS, ESC, TC and switch
between preset tyre circumferences
– Porsche Track Precision Race App
– Integrated lap trigger
– Lightweight lithium-ion (Li-Fe-Po-) battery, 60 Ah, leakproof, mounted in passenger footwell
– Emergency cut-off switch in cockpit and outside left of the windscreen
– Tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
– Air conditioning

Rims/Tyres:
– Front axle: One-piece light-alloy forged wheels
10.5J x 18 offset 28 with centre-locking nut; Michelin transport tyres 27/65-R18
– Rear axle: One-piece light-alloy forged wheels
12.5J x 18 offset 46 with centre-locking nut; Michelin transport tyres 31/71-R18

Colour:
White water-based paint

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