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    • The baddest 911 ever made - 2018 Porsche 911 (991.2) GT2 RS with 700 horsepower weighing 3241 pounds

      Let the speculation and virtual reveals finally be put to rest. This is the 2018 991.2 generation Porsche 911 GT2 RS. It is the highest performance 911 ever built by Porsche for street use.


      With 700 horsepower, 553 lb-ft of torque, PDK, and a curb weight of 3241 pounds this car is going to be an incredible performer out of the box. Many speculated the GT2 RS would have 650 horsepower. PorscheBoost thought otherwise:

      Quote Originally Posted by PorscheBoost
      Estimates are that the engine will make 640+ horsepower but PorscheBoost expects them to get close to 700.
      They need this level of power to go toe to toe with the big boys. Furthermore, Porsche has a Weissach package which shaves another 40 pounds:


      The optional Weissach package reduces weight by nearly 40 pounds, further enhancing the vehicle dynamics of the 911 GT2 RS. The package includes magnesium wheels and numerous elements made of carbon fiber. For instance, with this optional package, the roof and anti-roll bars are made of carbon fiber, as are the end links on both axles. The 911 GT2 RS forged magnesium wheels reduce both overall and unsprung weight by over 25 pounds, complementing the vehicle's handling characteristics. When equipped with the Weissach Package, the carbon fiber weave of the luggage compartment lid and the roof are left largely exposed, and are painted with a centrally placed decorative strip in the vehicle color for a distinctive look. The Weissach package is optionally available with an MSRP of $31,000.
      Magnesium wheels? Nice! The package isn't cheap but this isn't a cheap car and materials like magnesium are expensive.


      As for handling, the suspension is obviously tweaked by the GT2 RS wears 265/30/20 tires up front and 325/30/21 tires in back.


      Awesome? Awesome.


      Atlanta, Georgia. The fastest and most powerful street-legal 911 model ever is ready for launch: The new 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS is celebrating its official world premiere at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK from June 30th to July 2nd. At the heart of this high-performance sports car is a 700-horsepower twin-turbo flat-six engine. Weighing in at 3,241 pounds with a full tank of fuel, the lightweight two-seater accelerates from zero to 60 miles per hour in 2.7 seconds. The new 911 GT2 RS can reach a top track speed of 211 miles per hour, and it surpasses the 2011 911 GT2 RS by 80 horsepower. The 2018 911 GT2 RS delivers 553 lb.-ft. of torque, an increase of 37 lb.-ft. compared to the previous 911 GT2 RS.

      The 3.8-liter engine in the GT2 RS is based on the power plant found in the current 911 Turbo S model. In order to increase performance further, larger turbochargers push an increased volume of air into the combustion chambers. A new additional cooling system delivers optimum cooling at peak loads by spraying water on the intercoolers when the intake air temperature reaches a determined threshold. This reduces the inlet temperature under boost and allows for optimum power output, even under extreme conditions. The customized GT seven-speed double-clutch Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission in the new GT2 RS enables maximum efficiency with uninterrupted torque transfer. The specially developed lightweight titanium exhaust system weighs around 15 pounds less than the system used in the 911 Turbo and delivers a particularly emotional sound.

      Porsche Design is celebrating the debut of this very special high-performance sports car by releasing a special-issue watch. Offering a nod to the world of motorsport, the Porsche Design 911 GT2 RS watch is exclusively available to owners of the new vehicle and can only be ordered in conjunction with the new GT model.

      Race-bred chassis for exceptional cornering
      The 2018 911 GT2 RS has exceptional dry grip thanks to its race-bred chassis with rear axle steering and Ultra High Performance (UHP) tires. The stability management system is tuned for spirited driving in the new 911 GT2 RS. The PSM can be deactivated in two stages using the ESC OFF and ESC+TC OFF functions. Large air intakes and outlets and the striking rear wing underscore the emphasis on aerodynamics and down-force. The large, wide wheels with 265/35 ZR 20 tires at the front and 325/30 ZR 21 tires at the rear help ensure outstanding braking and cornering potential. The 911 GT2 RS features Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) as standard. The front fenders, wheel housing vents, outer shells on the Sport Design exterior mirrors, air intakes on the rear quarter panels, and parts of the rear are made from carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), as are many of the interior components. The front luggage compartment lid is also made from carbon fiber to make the vehicle as light as possible, while the standard roof panel is made from magnesium. Both of these body panels feature a visible recess in the center, a design element previously used on the 2016 911 GT3 RS.

      A truly sporty interior
      The interior of the 911 GT2 RS is dominated by red Alcantara®, black leather, and carbon fiber trim pieces as standard. The GT2 RS Sport steering wheel with shift paddles is also included as standard. Drivers and passengers can experience the driving dynamics of the high-performance sports car in Full Bucket Seats with carbon fiber reinforced backrests, which offer a high level of comfort and lateral support. As in every 911 model, Porsche Communication Management (PCM) serves as the central control unit for audio, navigation, and communication. Porsche Connect Plus and the Porsche Track Precision app are also included as standard, enabling detailed recording, display, and analysis of driving data on a smartphone.

      he optional Chrono Package expands the PCM functions to include a performance display, which can be used to display, save, and evaluate lap times. The package also includes a stopwatch on the dashboard featuring an analog and digital display. The Chrono Package on the 911 GT2 RS also provides preparation for the lap trigger available from Porsche Tequipment. When using the Porsche Track Precision app in conjunction with the infrared transmitter placed at the side of the track, the lap trigger receiver enables drivers to record lap times with a higher level of precision.

      Exclusive watch for owners: Porsche Design 911 GT2 RS Chronograph
      Porsche Design has teamed up with Porsche Motorsport to develop the 911 GT2 RS Chronograph exclusively for 911 GT2 RS owners. The timepiece housing is made of lightweight titanium. At its heart is the first clock movement developed by Porsche Design, the product of three years' work. The caliber 01.200 includes a flyback function, a load-path-optimized movement bridge, and an official COSC certificate of authenticity.

      The flyback function is inspired by motorsport and represents a special feature of the Porsche Design GT2 RS watch. On a traditional chronograph, the buttons must be pressed three times in order to measure consecutive time intervals: The first press stops the chronograph, the second resets it, and the third restarts the measuring process. On chronographs with a flyback function, these processes happen automatically and in rapid succession. The stop function and the ongoing time display are clearly separated using yellow markings. Many of the details on the timepiece are based on the design details of the GT2 RS. The tungsten winding rotor is modeled after the rims of the 911 GT2 RS. The clock face is made of carbon fiber, while the design of the time display matches the instrument cluster and the tachometer. The 911 GT2 RS and its watch counterpart are exclusively available at authorized Porsche dealers worldwide. The vehicle and watch are produced and customized in line with each customer's wishes and are delivered together.

      Pricing and availability
      The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS model is available to order with a base MSRP of $293,200, excluding the $1,050 delivery, processing and handling fee. It will reach U.S. dealers in early 2018.


      This article was originally published in forum thread: 991.2 GT2 RS Debut started by SpeedLimit? View original post
      Comments 22 Comments
      1. subaru335i's Avatar
        subaru335i -
        I thought the rumors were it was getting a 4L.
      1. quattr0's Avatar
        quattr0 -
        No manual..pooh!

        Just kidding. Will trade kidneys ;-)

        If somehow we could swap the same turbos into the base, Im golden ;-)
      1. blackshan's Avatar
        blackshan -
        Can't wait to see some track numbers.
      1. subaru335i's Avatar
        subaru335i -
        Oh my bad nvmd the new GT3 has the 4L, this was always supposed to have the 3.8TT
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Let the speculation and virtual reveals finally be put to rest. This is the 2018 991.2 generation Porsche 911 GT2 RS. It is the highest performance 911 ever built by Porsche for street use.

        Click here to enlarge

        With 700 horsepower, 553 lb-ft of torque, PDK, and a curb weight of 3241 pounds this car is going to be an incredible performer out of the box. Many speculated the GT2 RS would have 650 horsepower. PorscheBoost thought otherwise:

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PorscheBoost Click here to enlarge
        Estimates are that the engine will make 640+ horsepower but PorscheBoost expects them to get close to 700.
        They need this level of power to go toe to toe with the big boys. Furthermore, Porsche has a Weissach package which shaves another 40 pounds:

        Click here to enlarge

        The optional Weissach package reduces weight by nearly 40 pounds, further enhancing the vehicle dynamics of the 911 GT2 RS. The package includes magnesium wheels and numerous elements made of carbon fiber. For instance, with this optional package, the roof and anti-roll bars are made of carbon fiber, as are the end links on both axles. The 911 GT2 RS forged magnesium wheels reduce both overall and unsprung weight by over 25 pounds, complementing the vehicle's handling characteristics. When equipped with the Weissach Package, the carbon fiber weave of the luggage compartment lid and the roof are left largely exposed, and are painted with a centrally placed decorative strip in the vehicle color for a distinctive look. The Weissach package is optionally available with an MSRP of $31,000.
        Magnesium wheels? Nice! The package isn't cheap but this isn't a cheap car and materials like magnesium are expensive.

        Click here to enlarge

        As for handling, the suspension is obviously tweaked by the GT2 RS wears 265/30/20 tires up front and 325/30/21 tires in back.

        Click here to enlarge

        Awesome? Awesome.

        Click here to enlarge

        Atlanta, Georgia. The fastest and most powerful street-legal 911 model ever is ready for launch: The new 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS is celebrating its official world premiere at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK from June 30th to July 2nd. At the heart of this high-performance sports car is a 700-horsepower twin-turbo flat-six engine. Weighing in at 3,241 pounds with a full tank of fuel, the lightweight two-seater accelerates from zero to 60 miles per hour in 2.7 seconds. The new 911 GT2 RS can reach a top track speed of 211 miles per hour, and it surpasses the 2011 911 GT2 RS by 80 horsepower. The 2018 911 GT2 RS delivers 553 lb.-ft. of torque, an increase of 37 lb.-ft. compared to the previous 911 GT2 RS.

        The 3.8-liter engine in the GT2 RS is based on the power plant found in the current 911 Turbo S model. In order to increase performance further, larger turbochargers push an increased volume of air into the combustion chambers. A new additional cooling system delivers optimum cooling at peak loads by spraying water on the intercoolers when the intake air temperature reaches a determined threshold. This reduces the inlet temperature under boost and allows for optimum power output, even under extreme conditions. The customized GT seven-speed double-clutch Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission in the new GT2 RS enables maximum efficiency with uninterrupted torque transfer. The specially developed lightweight titanium exhaust system weighs around 15 pounds less than the system used in the 911 Turbo and delivers a particularly emotional sound.

        Porsche Design is celebrating the debut of this very special high-performance sports car by releasing a special-issue watch. Offering a nod to the world of motorsport, the Porsche Design 911 GT2 RS watch is exclusively available to owners of the new vehicle and can only be ordered in conjunction with the new GT model.

        Race-bred chassis for exceptional cornering
        The 2018 911 GT2 RS has exceptional dry grip thanks to its race-bred chassis with rear axle steering and Ultra High Performance (UHP) tires. The stability management system is tuned for spirited driving in the new 911 GT2 RS. The PSM can be deactivated in two stages using the ESC OFF and ESC+TC OFF functions. Large air intakes and outlets and the striking rear wing underscore the emphasis on aerodynamics and down-force. The large, wide wheels with 265/35 ZR 20 tires at the front and 325/30 ZR 21 tires at the rear help ensure outstanding braking and cornering potential. The 911 GT2 RS features Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) as standard. The front fenders, wheel housing vents, outer shells on the Sport Design exterior mirrors, air intakes on the rear quarter panels, and parts of the rear are made from carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), as are many of the interior components. The front luggage compartment lid is also made from carbon fiber to make the vehicle as light as possible, while the standard roof panel is made from magnesium. Both of these body panels feature a visible recess in the center, a design element previously used on the 2016 911 GT3 RS.

        A truly sporty interior
        The interior of the 911 GT2 RS is dominated by red Alcantara®, black leather, and carbon fiber trim pieces as standard. The GT2 RS Sport steering wheel with shift paddles is also included as standard. Drivers and passengers can experience the driving dynamics of the high-performance sports car in Full Bucket Seats with carbon fiber reinforced backrests, which offer a high level of comfort and lateral support. As in every 911 model, Porsche Communication Management (PCM) serves as the central control unit for audio, navigation, and communication. Porsche Connect Plus and the Porsche Track Precision app are also included as standard, enabling detailed recording, display, and analysis of driving data on a smartphone.

        he optional Chrono Package expands the PCM functions to include a performance display, which can be used to display, save, and evaluate lap times. The package also includes a stopwatch on the dashboard featuring an analog and digital display. The Chrono Package on the 911 GT2 RS also provides preparation for the lap trigger available from Porsche Tequipment. When using the Porsche Track Precision app in conjunction with the infrared transmitter placed at the side of the track, the lap trigger receiver enables drivers to record lap times with a higher level of precision.

        Exclusive watch for owners: Porsche Design 911 GT2 RS Chronograph
        Porsche Design has teamed up with Porsche Motorsport to develop the 911 GT2 RS Chronograph exclusively for 911 GT2 RS owners. The timepiece housing is made of lightweight titanium. At its heart is the first clock movement developed by Porsche Design, the product of three years' work. The caliber 01.200 includes a flyback function, a load-path-optimized movement bridge, and an official COSC certificate of authenticity.

        The flyback function is inspired by motorsport and represents a special feature of the Porsche Design GT2 RS watch. On a traditional chronograph, the buttons must be pressed three times in order to measure consecutive time intervals: The first press stops the chronograph, the second resets it, and the third restarts the measuring process. On chronographs with a flyback function, these processes happen automatically and in rapid succession. The stop function and the ongoing time display are clearly separated using yellow markings. Many of the details on the timepiece are based on the design details of the GT2 RS. The tungsten winding rotor is modeled after the rims of the 911 GT2 RS. The clock face is made of carbon fiber, while the design of the time display matches the instrument cluster and the tachometer. The 911 GT2 RS and its watch counterpart are exclusively available at authorized Porsche dealers worldwide. The vehicle and watch are produced and customized in line with each customer's wishes and are delivered together.

        Pricing and availability
        The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS model is available to order with a base MSRP of $293,200, excluding the $1,050 delivery, processing and handling fee. It will reach U.S. dealers in early 2018.

      1. Abacus38's Avatar
        Abacus38 -
        Calling it now this thing will lap the ring in under 7 mins!
      1. Stevenh's Avatar
        Stevenh -
        The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS model is available to order with a base MSRP of $293,200, excluding the $1,050 delivery, processing and handling fee. It will reach U.S. dealers in early 2018.


        *assuming you've spent $1,500,000 with Porsche in the last 24 months. In that case, you can drive this for 3 months and flip it for $600,000.

        It honestly seems like a bargain at that price. I'd find a way to get one into my garage if they were available to the general public for that much.
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        I want those seats and wheels so bad...
      1. blackshan's Avatar
        blackshan -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Abacus38 Click here to enlarge
        Calling it now this thing will lap the ring in under 7 mins!
        I'm thinking the same as you.
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        Saying it will lap under 7 min is a super safe bet. How much under 7 min is the tricky part.
      1. Surquhar's Avatar
        Surquhar -
        Holy $#@! that is bad ass.
      1. Stevenh's Avatar
        Stevenh -
        I think my chance of it landing are somewhere near zero, but I went ahead and had my name thrown on the waiting list.
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Stevenh Click here to enlarge
        I think my chance of it landing are somewhere near zero, but I went ahead and had my name thrown on the waiting list.
        You really want to spend $300k on a 911?
      1. Stevenh's Avatar
        Stevenh -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky2 Click here to enlarge
        You really want to spend $300k on a 911?
        If I had the opportunity I would. It won't depreciate a dime, so worst case you're driving a free car for a year or two. Why not?
      1. Abacus38's Avatar
        Abacus38 -
        Man they might be a BIG ADAM on theses things though lol.
      1. Abacus38's Avatar
        Abacus38 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky2 Click here to enlarge
        Saying it will lap under 7 min is a super safe bet. How much under 7 min is the tricky part.
        Quicker then the 918 IMHO
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Abacus38 Click here to enlarge
        Quicker then the 918 IMHO
        Has to be otherwise it won't top that Huracan time.
      1. Markblackwell's Avatar
        Markblackwell -
        Just wait for the new ZR1 what kind of lap time will that have? The 65k Camaro I think tied the 300k GT3 RS
      1. pr3ci5n335i's Avatar
        pr3ci5n335i -
        LOVE this car! If only I had the funds.
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Markblackwell Click here to enlarge
        Just wait for the new ZR1 what kind of lap time will that have? The 65k Camaro I think tied the 300k GT3 RS
        ZR1 and this will be close.