PORSCHE 911 GT2 RS
Generations Timeline, Specs and Pictures
Designed for tracks and sold for road-use to obtain the FIA homologation, the GT2 RS was the most powerful 911 car offered by the German car-maker in 2017.
The GT2 RS was unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the U.K. It looked wild. The flat and low apron featured a big center grille and two side intakes big enough to serve as torpedo launchers. On the hood, two additional air-intakes were installed. A set of extracting vents were placed on top of the front fenders and in the back, a big adjustable wing completed the aerodynamic kit. Two big, round, exhausts punched through the rear apron, which featured additional mesh-grilles. Most of the aerodynamic enhancements were made out of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP), the same material used in motorsports.
Inside, the GT2 RS a special design for the carbon-fiber race-inspired bucket seats in the front, while behind them a roll-cage filled the space. There was no infotainment system. A three-spoke steering wheel with aluminum paddle shifters mounted behind it enhanced the racing cockpit. The instrument cluster featured four dials with a light-gray background for the centrally mounted tachometer.
The technological side of the car was a masterpiece signed by Porsche Motorsport Department. The 3.8-liter flat-six engine from the regular Porsche Turbo S was heavily modified. The turbochargers were replaced by larger ones, the intercooler received a water-spray automatic system to help to cool the air. The result was a monster 700 hp unit paired to a 7-speed PDK (dual-clutch) automatic gearbox that sent the power to the rear wheels. The rear-axle steering was fitted as standard.
With the 2010 Porsche 911 GT2 RS, the German car-maker succeeded to bring on the roads a true race-ready car, ready to demolish competition on any race-track around the world.
It succeeded to overtake its brother, the 2007 Porsche GT2, a car that was considered a warp-speed vehicle able to top the 300 kph (186.5 mph) mark in just 33 seconds. The GT2 RS was even quicker It could get there in 28.9 seconds! Only 500 were built.
From the outside, the GT2 RS resembled the Turbo with the air-intakes on the rear wide fenders. The front bumper was inspired by the same brother but without the fog-lights. On the doors, on the lower side, the GT2 RS logo was clearly marked so everyone would know what it is. Its sleek profile was disturbed only by the big wing in the back, mounted on the engine lid. In the back, the car-maker didn’t want to brag more and installed only two exhausts.
Inside, the GT2 RS featured the same dashboard design as its siblings, with some adjustments. The five dials instrument cluster featured the GT2 RS logo in the tachometer. There was no infotainment system on the center stack. Only a plastic hole great to put the racing gloves. The slim race-bucket seats were made out of carbon-fiber to reduce weight and, of course, they couldn’t tilt. In the back, the roll-cage was a standard fit. The only thing that was missing was the race-harness.
The GT2 engine was modified to offer 90 hp more, reaching a massive 620 hp. It was available exclusively with a six-speed manual and a light, single-mass, flywheel. The twin-turbo system allowed a smaller lag and, since they were with Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG) they could hold a flat torque curve between 2200 rpm and 4500 rpm.