Written via impartial automobile journalist David Neyens
Formally offered along the road-going 911 Turbo S on the 2017 version of the world-famous Goodwood Competition of Velocity, the hard-core, track-focused 911 GT2 RS debuted because the quickest automobile in Porsche’s 991-generation 911 type vary. It was once additionally the priciest, wearing a $294,250 MSRP. Greater than worthy of Porsche’s hallowed “RS” (RennSport or Racing) designation, the 911 GT2 RS was once the lightest and best-performing Turbo type ever to be unleashed from Stuttgart.
An no doubt ambitious device on all counts, the twin-turbocharged 911 GT2 RS options an uprated 700-horsepower, 3.8-liter flat-6 engine derived from that of the 991 Turbo, with top energy delivered at 7,000 engine revolutions. Its specs are that of full-competition vehicles, together with particular pistons, a changed crankcase, transformed cooling machine and bigger turbochargers. Revised rear-fender ducts ram 27% better airflow to the intercoolers.
This type’s bodywork is a competition-inspired technological masterpiece right through, with the 911 GT2 RS that includes a magnesium roof segment, carbon fiber for the entrance lid, entrance and rear fenders, and engine duvet; polyurethane entrance and rear aprons; polycarbonate facet and rear home windows; and a titanium exhaust machine. An outrageous, pedestal-mounted rear wing maximizes downforce at top speeds. Weighing simply 3,241 kilos with fluids, this 4-wheeled pugilist was once additionally to be had with the non-compulsory Weissach Bundle, named in homage to Porsche’s take a look at music, dropping 30 extra kilos with magnesium wheels and even-lighter-weight underpinnings.
State-of-the-art engineering wizardry maximizes 911 GT2 RS efficiency within the greatest Porsche custom. Starting with Porsche’s 7-speed dual-clutch PDK gearbox/rear transaxle, the 911 GT2 RS comprises rear-axle steerage, Porsche Energetic Suspension Control (PASM) and Porsche Balance Control (PSM), in addition to Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus), together with an electronically managed, absolutely variable locking rear differential. A handbook gearbox was once now not presented via the manufacturing unit for the 911 GT2 RS, and for that subject, isn’t essential when the dual-clutch PDK unit handles equipment adjustments measurably sooner than even the best drivers may with a handbook transmission.
In step with Porsche, the 911 GT2 RS delivers supercar-worthy efficiency, together with a 340 km/h (211.266 mph) most sensible pace. Blinding acceleration comprises the 0 to 60 mph dash in 2.7 seconds and 80 to 120 km/h (50 to 75 mph) calls for simply 1.5 seconds. The manufacturing unit additionally claims that the 911 GT2 RS is able to protecting the quarter-mile in simply 10.5 seconds, previously the area of purpose-modified drag vehicles. Roadholding and braking are similarly sensible with stiffer underpinnings, light-weight internal appointments and enlarged 4-wheel disc brakes.
Predictably, the 911 GT2 RS was once an eagerly awaited marquee enchantment of the 2017 Xbox E3 tournament, coinciding with the release of the Forza Motorsport 7 online game, with the brand new Porsche serving as a canopy automotive and playable automobile. At the music, lap information fell to the 911 GT2 RS, maximum particularly on the Nürburgring’s difficult Nordschleife circuit – first in September 2017, and once more on October 25, 2018, when Porsche take a look at driving force Lars Kern reclaimed the lap report for Porsche from archrival Lamborghini.
Manufacturing alongside a restricted run of simply 1,000 examples of the GT2 RS was once projected via Porsche, making sure the type’s rapid and long run collectability and desirability. Electrifying in crimson and black livery and obviously making the most of storage garage and common servicing, this one-owner 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 presented in Scottsdale is in just about new situation with supply miles, extraordinarily restricted utilization and a blank CARFAX vehicle-history file. Carrying the non-compulsory $18,000 light-weight Weissach Bundle turning in final efficiency, this automotive represents some of the best-performing and maximum fascinating avenue/music fashions ever presented via Porsche.
Certain to captivate all onlookers, this 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Weissach Version is however some of the headline consignments for the approaching Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Public sale at WestWorld, January 21-29, 2023. Sign up to bid as of late to your probability to revel in the motion and convey house this unrivalled instance of Porsche’s dual-purpose, avenue and music legend as of late.