New 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS – The fastest and most powerful road-approved 911 is ready for launch
At the heart of this high-performance sports car is a 700 horsepower (515 kW) biturbo flat engine. Weighing in at 1,470 kg with a full fuel tank, the lightweight two-seater accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (0-62mph) in 2.8 seconds. The rear-wheel drive Coupé has a top speed of 340 km/h (211 mph), and with its near- motorsport drive technology, the new 911 GT2 RS trumps its 3.6-litre predecessor by 80 (59 kW) and achieves a torque of 750 Newton metres (an increase of 50 Nm).
The engine builds on that 3.8-litre in the 911 Turbo S at 580 hp (427 kW). In order to increase performance, large turbochargers push an increased volume of process air into the combustion chambers. A new additional cooling system delivers optimum cooling at peak loads and, at very high temperatures, sprays the charge-air cooler with water. This causes the gas temperature to fall in the overpressure range and ensures optimum power output, even under extreme conditions. The customized GT 7-speed double-clutch transmission (PDK) in the new GT2 RS enables power to be transferred with uninterrupted traction. What’s more, the specially developed exhaust system is made from extra-lightweight titanium, weighs around seven kilograms less than the system used in the 911 Turbo and delivers an emotional sound without precedent.
The 911 GT2 RS will be available in Germany from €285,220 including VAT and country-specific equipment. The Porsche Design 911 GT2 RS Chronograph is priced at €9,450.
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