Published on June 30th, 2018 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Porsche 911 GT2 RS with 700hp, when you have money!
At the heart of the new 911 GT2 RS is a 515kW (700 hp) biturbo flat six engine. Weighing in at 1,470kg with a full fuel tank, the lightweight two-seater accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds. The rear-wheel drive Coupé has a top speed of 340 km/h, and with its motorsport derived drive technology, the new 911 GT2 RS trumps its predecessor by 59kW (80 hp) and achieves a torque output of 750 Nm (an increase of 50 Nm).
The 911 GT2 RS builds on the 3.8-litre engine used in the 911 Turbo S. In order to increase its performance, larger turbo chargers push an increased volume of processed air into the combustion chambers. A new cooling system delivers optimum cooling at peak loads and, at very high temperatures, sprays the charge-air cooler with water. This causes the gas temperature to fall in the overpressure range and ensures optimum power output, even under extreme conditions.
The customised seven-speed double-clutch transmission (PDK) in the new 911 GT2 RS enables power to be transferred with uninterrupted traction. In addition, the specially developed exhaust system is made from extra-lightweight titanium. The use of titanium enabled Porsche’s engineers to reduce the weight by around 7kg compared to the exhaust system in the 911 Turbo. In addition, it features a newly developed, independent exhaust system with titanium rear silencer and the full sound of a high-performance turbo that delivers an emotional soundtrack that is without precedence.
Racing chassis for outstanding dynamic cornering
Discipline in sport means mastering every single detail, and in the world of super sports cars, cornering speeds are on another level. The 911 GT2 RS reaches these speeds, thanks to its flawless racing chassis with rear-axle steering and Ultra High Performance (UHP) tyres. Like all GT sports cars, the new 911 GT2 RS features a specially calibrated PSM with a Sport mode that is tailored to provide optimal driving dynamics. Powerful air intakes and outlets, and the imposing rear wing emphasises the vehicle’s aerodynamics, which also means that everything about the new 911 GT2 RS is functional; it is a car that has truly mastered both form and design.
The large, wide wheels (265/35 ZR 20 at the front and 325/30 ZR 21 at the rear) ensure outstanding braking and cornering power. The 911 GT2 RS features Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) as standard. The front wings, wheel housing vents, outer shells on the Sport Design exterior mirrors, air intakes on the rear side sections and parts of the rear end are made from carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFR), as are many of the interior components. The bonnet is also made from carbon to make the 911 GT2 RS as lightweight as possible, while the standard trim roof is made from magnesium. Both body parts have a wide lateral swage line.