Porsche has made its existence known at the Goodwood Festival of Speed by revealing the most powerful street-legal 911 ever. The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS provides 700 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque from its 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six.
Because of the new engine, the 911 GT2 RS strikes 60 mph in a Porsche-estimated 2.7 seconds. On the track, highest speed is 211 mph. Compare that to the 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS, which was estimated to strike 3.4 seconds and a top track speed of 205 miles per hour. Most remarkably, the new model has a 80-hp and 37 lb-ft benefit over its predecessor.
Based upon the engine in the 911 Turbo S, the engine in the brand-new GT2 RS enhances performance even further with a new extra cooling system and bigger turbos that push a greater volume of air into the combustion chambers. The flat-six sets to a customized GT seven-speed PDK transmission.
The vehicle’s chassis accommodates rear axle steering and has been particularly tuned for the spirited driving this vehicle will undertake. To enhance performance, the rear-drive 911 GT2 RS includes large air consumptions, a large rear wing, ceramic composite brakes, and 265/35 ZR 20 tires in advance with 325/30 ZR 21 tires in the rear. Carbon fiber strengthened plastics can be found on the front fenders, wheel housing vents, rear quarter panel air consumption, and other areas.
The front luggage compartment is likewise made from carbon fiber, and the standard roofing system panel boasts a magnesium construction. A light-weight titanium exhaust system weighs about 15 pounds below the system in the 911 Turbo, simply one update that helps keep the car’s weight to 3,241 pounds. To slash off an additional 40 pounds, buyers can go with the $31,000 Weissach package. For this cost, you’ll get magnesium wheels in addition to a carbon fiber roof and anti-roll bars.
Looking at the interior, both driver and passenger get full bucket seats with carbon fiber enhanced backrests. Audio, navigation, and other creature comforts are likewise part of the interior. The basic Porsche Track Precision app makes it possible for drivers to record and analyze their driving details on their smartphones, while the optional Chrono Package gets an integrated performance display for viewing, conserving, and assessing lap times.
Although we’ll need to wait numerous months. The 2018 Prosche 911 GT2 RS goes on sale in USA from early 2018. The starting price could be $294,250.