It must come as no shock that Porsche’s dual fondness for developing ever-more-exciting performance models and a seemingly-endless stream of 911 variations are on the edge of clashing through a new 911 GT2 RS. We have seen model versions bopping around the Nurburgring.
Today, due to a few lucky ones out there in the journalistic community who just recently secured passenger-seat time in the GT2 RS models, we have some solid truths about the upcoming 911.
Most importantly: The brand-new Porsche 911 GT2 RS will produce at least 650 horse power and 553 pound-feet of torque.
That comes from both Top Gear and Evo, both of whom had a an opportunity to talk to Porsche GT boss Andreas Preuninger as part of their shotgun trips in the car. And both stated that figure is conservative; the brand-new GT2 RS could produce more when it’s finally approved for production. That power stems courtesy of a 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six like the one discovered in the 911 Turbo S, however it’s more than just a tweak and a tune. The GT’s engine scores new turbos and internals, allowing Porsche to crank up the boost pressure; there’s likewise a brand-new titanium exhaust system and a BMW M4 GTS-like water-based intake cooling system.
Contrary to the Turbo models it’s based upon, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS will be rear-wheel-drive only; similar to the Turbo, however, it will only feature a PDK gearbox, as the RS model is all about track times. Similarly, the suspension is essentially the same setup 911 Cup race automobiles utilize when they hit the ‘Ring, as per Evo. An electronically-controlled limited-slip diff assists parcel out the power to the giant rear rubber-325/ 30/21 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires worked up just for the brand-new Porsche, Evo states. (The front axle links to the roadway through 265/35/20 Michelins)
Similar to its predecessor of years ago, the 991-generation 911 GT2 RS will go through every part the supercar-slaughtering screamer it guarantees to be. Top Gear states the final variation will boast a big ol’ front splitter, great deals of visible carbon fiber, and an outstanding rear diffuser-perhaps even one that moves, if we’re fortunate. One function setting the GT2 RS stand out from other 911s: The hood will boast twin NACA ducts to feed air to the basic carbon-ceramic brakes.
If the standard Porsche 911 GT2 isn’t really hardcore enough for you, Porsche will likewise provide a Weissach Pack a la the 918 Spyder that slashes 66 pounds from the roughly-3,300- pound car by switching out pieces such as the wheels and cage for lighter parts.
The new Porsche 911 GT2 RS will make its launching this summer. Which suggests we’re at most 3 and a half months from seeing this beast revealed.