Instead of awaiting a significant global vehicle show, Porsche, Microsoft, and Turn 10 Studios shocked fans when they ripped the covers off the all-new Porsche 911 GT2 RS at the 2017 Xbox E3 conference. The group behind the Forza racing franchise revealed a new six year collaboration with Porsche, and to commemorate, revealed the new supercar will be the cover automobile for the new Forza Motorsport 7 title.
Similar to the previous GT2 RS from 2010, the new model is low, broad, and aggressive, sporting carbon fiber aero bits and motorsports-derived hardware. It’s not too far eliminated from the existing GT3 RS, with the chief distinction being an even larger wing on the rear decklid and a modified front fascia.
Regrettably, there weren’t any particular powertrain or performance details revealed, but we have learned from EVO’s latest ride-along in an advancement mule that power will be greater than 640 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. Just like the 3.6-liter turbocharged engine in the former generation, this brand-new GT2 RS is basically a GT3 RS powered a hopped-up version of the 3.8-liter turbocharged flat-six found in the present 911 Turbo S.
As per EVO, that additional power comes from beefier engine internals, larger turbochargers, titanium exhaust, and more boost. Taking a peek at the BMW M4 GTS’ book, the 3.8-liter also loads water injection to lower decrease temperature level and increase power. The previous vehicle sported a six-speed manual transmission, however like the present Turbo S, the new GT2 RS should just feature the latest iteration of Porsche’s PDK dual-clutch transmission.
Performance will likely be incredible. EVO reveals the automobile will weigh below 3,300 pounds, and fracture 0-60 mph in “under three seconds.”
In the meantime, all we have are a few pictures from the quick look on the E3 stage. There will be more information available after the debut of the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS.