2018 Porsche GT2 RS
Configuration: Longitudinal Rear-Engine
Engine: 3.8L Twin-Turbocharged flat-6
Horsepower: 700 @ 7,000 RPM
Torque: 553 lb/ft. @ 2500 - 4500 RPM
Transmission: 7-Speed PDK Automatic
0 - 60: 2.7 seconds
911 Chassis Code: 991
Curb Weight: 3241 lbs
The 991 version of the 911 GT2 RS was initially unveiled at the Xbox 2017 E3 briefing along with the announcement of the Forza Motorsport 7 video game where it was revealed as cover car as well as included as a playable vehicle. The 991 GT2 RS is powered by a 3.8 L twin-turbocharged flat-6 engine that produces a maximum power of 690 hp at 7,000 rpm and 550 lb-ft of torque, making it the most powerful 911 ever built. Unlike the previous GT2 versions, this car is only available with a 7-speed PDK automatic transmission to handle the excessive torque produced from the engine. Porsche claims that this car will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds, and has a top speed of 210 mph.
The car has a roof made of magnesium, front lid, front and rear wings and boot lid made of carbon, front and rear apron made of lightweight polyurethane, rear and side windows made of polycarbonate and features a titanium exhaust system.
A Weissach package option was included on this car, which reduces 66 lbs. of weight, thanks to the additional use of carbon-fiber and titanium parts. In late September 2017, the GT2 RS made a 6:47.3 minute lap time around the Nürburgring, making it the fastest production car lap time recorded on the track at the time.
Did you know?
The 911 GT2 RS generates more mechanical grip than the 918 Spyder, despite having the same tires and rear-wheel drive.