2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Made Its Official Debut
|   Thursday, July 27, 2017
It's here so let's get right into the meat of things. The six cylinders in-line engine with a displacement of 3.8 liters was borrowed from the 911 Turbo S but was equipped with a pair of larger turbochargers and an extra cooling system. On the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, which weighs just 1,470 kg (with full tank), the engine reaches 690 horsepower and a torque of 750 Nm.

If you remember the old 911 GT2 RS (2011), this new version has 79 horsepower more and the torque is 50 Nm higher.

There are, however, other interesting things about the new model. The manufacturer has also prepared a special package called Weissach, which drops nearly 30 kg off the car's weight, especially due to the magnesium wheels and the abundant use of carbon fiber. We find it on the anti-rush bar, on the roof, at the end of the two axles of the car (frontal and dorsal), but also in the rear spoiler.

Let's talk about performance now. The German manufacturer says the 911 GT2 RS accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 2.8 seconds and the maximum speed is 340 km / h.

Responsible for transmitting this power to the rear wheels, equipped with 21-inch wheels, is a seven-speed automatic gearbox, fitted with a double clutch and tailored specifically for this model.

As for Porsche's specific sound, this is due to the new exhaust system made of titanium, lighter than the one installed on the 911 Turbo by 6.8 kg.
Inside we meet with an interesting combination of red Alcantara leather and numerous carbon fiber finishes. The package also includes special seats with carbon fiber-reinforced seating, but also special protective cage for this model.

Moreover, Porsche has prepared an optional package for the 911 GT2 RS, called Chrono, which gives the driver a new display, thought to bring an advantage when doing laps.

Let's move on to the delicate part of this new model: the price. Well, in the United States, the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS (2018) will cost 293,200 dollars (without a 1,050 dollars delivery charge), and will be represented early next year. The Weissach package will be optional, for another 31,000 dollars.
As for Europe, the car will be available in Germany for 285,220 euros, and in the UK it will be priced at 207,506 pounds.

Also, officials say the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS can complete a lap at the Nurburgring in less than seven minutes.
Frank-Steffen Walliser, the one responsible for Porsche’s GT program, said:
“This is the seventh generation of the 911. It’s all about sevens… It’s 700 PS [690 hp] but it’s no seven at the Nurburgring. Wait and see. Give us some time and we will check it.”

With a time of 6:52, the Lamborghini Huracan Performante holds the record for the fastest lap at Nurburgring, besting the Porsche 918 Spyder’s 6:57 lap time which was set back in 2013.
Even with all those impressive figures to boast, Porsche mentioned earlier this year that it “doesn’t care” about Nurburgring lap times. Well, we shall have to see how that statement holds when the GT2 RS is actually put to the test.
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