Porsche 911 GT2 RS is at Goodwood and Ready to Make its Debut
Maybe Porsche will acknowledge it, since the one at E3 was just a figment of our imaginationby Robert Moore, on
Ever since Porsche discontinued the 911 GT2 RS back in 2012, we’ve been waiting for a replacement. Then, all of the sudden, Porsche blew our minds by unveiling the car at this year’s Xbox E3 event as part of the Forza 7 presentation. It wasn’t the first time Porsche has done such a thing – if you remember back, the Cayman GT4 was also unveiled with Real Racing 3. But, despite the car being on the stage and being showcased within in-game footage of Forza 7 (it was even rocking a Forza plate on the front fascia,) Porsche decided to act like the car didn’t exist. This held true even after rumors began to circulate that the car was already sold out, but now we know why – Porsche was trying to save some hype for a full debut that takes place this Saturday at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
As of now, we know almost nothing about the 911 GT2 RS, outside of what it looks like and a few rumors that have been circulating in regard to its performance. It obviously takes cues from the 911.2-gen update as well as some styling from the GT3 RS. Arguably the best 911 ever built, the GT2 RS is currently sitting at Porsche’s stand with a cover draped over as shown in an Instagram post by race car driver, Leg Keen. Of course, we already have a damn good idea of what the car looks like, but considering Porsche is being so tight-lipped about it, and pretending it didn’t really exist, there could be something fresh lurking under that cover we haven’t seen yet. In light of its upcoming debut, let’s talk a little more about what we can expect.
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The Day is Drawing Near
As of now, independent sources are saying that the new 911 GT2 RS will use the familiar 3.8-liter flat-six, but it will be tuned to crank out a whopping 700 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. That’s an improvement of 88 ponies and 37 pound-feet over the last 911 GT2, and 120 horsepower more than the Porsche 911 Turbo S in stock form. With the previous GT2 model able to hit 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, and hit a top speed of 205 mph, it should come as no surprise that the next version should be able to make the 60 mph sprint in 2.9 seconds while top speed could reach as high as 212 mph. And, to top it all off, word has it that it will be produced in just 1,000 examples, all of which have already been spoken for. With Porsche looking to cut back on delivering its RS vehicles to those who typically resell, I wouldn’t hold my breath if you’re hoping to get your hands on one – unless you’re one of those 1,000, of course.
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First Debut Video from E3
So, what do you think? Is there anything that we haven’t seen hiding under that car cover? What kind of specs do you think we’ll see out of the new GT2 RS? Would you pay out $250,000+ to own one if you could get on the list? Let us know in the comments section below and check out our speculative review here.