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    • 2018 Porsche 911 (991.2) GT2 RS Weissach puts up incredible MotorTrend test numbers - 0-60 in 2.6, 10.3@139 1/4 mile, 3355 lb curb weight, Willow Springs record

      The new GT2 RS is obviously a masterpiece but beyond the incredible Nurburgring time there has not been much test data provided for it at least as far as US outlets are concerned. Well, MotorTrend got their hands on the 2018 911 GT2 RS and the numbers are phenomenal.


      0-60? Only 2.6 seconds. For a rear wheel drive car that is insane. What about the 1/4 mile? 10.3 @ 139.3. Inflated for sure but the car is still doing low 10's despite all that aero drag.

      The skidpad number is a hardly believable 1.17g.

      Keep in mind this is a Weissach optioned car. The magnesium wheels save about 40 pounds for those into that kind of thing. You also get a lighter titanium roll cage. Don't forget the thinner floor carpet either!

      Ok, it's fast, fairly light, and sticks to the ground like glue. Let's talk about what it was meant to do and that is lap tracks as quickly as possible.

      MotorTrend took the GT2 RS to Willow Springs and it reset the record book:

      991.2 GT2 RS Weissach: 1:21.08
      Viper ACR: 1:21.24
      720S: 1:21.75
      Huracan Performante: 1:22.53
      Porsche 918: 1:23.54
      Ford GT: 1:23.69

      Impressive especially in California summer heat.

      What else is there to say? Yes, the GT2 RS is a masterpiece.

      2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS
      BASE PRICE $294,250
      PRICE AS TESTED $345,300
      VEHICLE LAYOUT Rear-engine, RWD, 2-pass, 2-door coupe
      ENGINE 3.8L/690-hp/553-lb-ft twin-turbo DOHC 24-valve flat-6
      TRANSMISSION 7-speed twin-clutch auto
      CURB WEIGHT (F/R DIST) 3,355 lb (37/63%)
      WHEELBASE 96.6 in
      LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 179.1 x 74.0 x 51.1 in
      0-60 MPH 2.6 sec
      QUARTER MILE 10.3 sec @ 139.3 mph
      BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 87 ft
      LATERAL ACCELERATION 1.17 g (avg)
      MT FIGURE EIGHT 21.9 sec @ 1.03 g (avg)
      EPA CITY/HWY/COMB FUEL ECON 15/21/17 mpg
      ENERGY CONS, CITY/HWY 225/160 kW-hrs/100 miles
      CO2 EMISSIONS, COMB 1.13 lb/mile

      This article was originally published in forum thread: 2018 Porsche 911 (991.2) GT2 RS Weissach puts up incredible MotorTrend test numbers - 0-60 in 2.6, 10.3@139 1/4 mile, 3355 lb curb weight, Willow Springs record started by Sticky View original post
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      1. F16HTON's Avatar
        F16HTON -
        Thats incredible on that hot, dry, dusty, windy track. Downforce working for sure.
      1. BLKROKT's Avatar
        BLKROKT -
        The GT2 is light years ahead of the Huracan. 1.5s advantage per lap on Big Willow is an eternity.

        (it’s because Motor Trend doesn’t get the modified ringer cars Lambo brings to set “records” with)
      1. 93siro's Avatar
        93siro -
        Viper is only 200ms slower at a third of price with no PDK. Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 93siro Click here to enlarge
        Viper is only 200ms slower at a third of price with no PDK. Click here to enlarge
        Tested with factory driver in better conditions but yes the ACR is a monster.

        Imagine if it was allowed to fully develop...
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        I am not sure Porsche is really providing nearly two times the value of a 991 Turbo S with the GT2 Weis-whatever package

        For the premium over the TTS I would expect a carbon chassis...period. If McLaren can do it, Porsche can do it better.

        That might be able to drop the weight enough to dip into the 2,XXXlb range. The power to weight on the McLaren is incredible and Porsche needs to carbon-up to compete, a stamped sheet metal chassis can only be lightened so much.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bowser330 Click here to enlarge
        I am not sure Porsche is really providing nearly two times the value of a 991 Turbo S with the GT2 Weis-whatever package

        For the premium over the TTS I would expect a carbon chassis...period. If McLaren can do it, Porsche can do it better.

        That might be able to drop the weight enough to dip into the 2,XXXlb range. The power to weight on the McLaren is incredible and Porsche needs to carbon-up to compete, a stamped sheet metal chassis can only be lightened so much.
        I agree with you on this but imagine what Porsche would charge.

        I'm honestly confident a Carrera with full upgrades can provide GT2 RS level performance for a fraction of the cost.
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I agree with you on this but imagine what Porsche would charge.

        I'm honestly confident a Carrera with full upgrades can provide GT2 RS level performance for a fraction of the cost.
        That's my point man, they are already charging too much for the GT2 they should offer the carbon tub for the price they are charging now.

        I agree that an upgraded carrera 3.0T has the potential to compete with GT2 on many performance categories, perhaps not all and not with a warranty but who cares when its less than 1/3 the cost brand new.

        Once these 3.0T's start hitting the used market and people can pick them up for $50-60K, the tuning aftermarket is going to f-in explode.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bowser330 Click here to enlarge
        Once these 3.0T's start hitting the used market and people can pick them up for $50-60K, the tuning aftermarket is going to f-in explode.
        Why do you think I'm investing in it?
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Why do you think I'm investing in it?
        to make money and have fun, why else!
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bowser330 Click here to enlarge
        to make money and have fun, why else!
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        Making money is fun Click here to enlarge