Prefer your 911 blazingly quick and nimble no matter the road conditions? You're in luck as Porsche recently built such a car. Only thing is, it's not exactly road legal as it was specifically built to be a track car.
Shortly after revealing the all-new 911 at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show, Porsche surprised the motoring public once more with the unveiling of the 911 GT2 RS. Based off the 991.2 refresh, the new GT2 RS is Porsche's take on a lightweight track weapon that is both quick and nimble.
“For the upcoming years, our customers will not only race the GT2 RS Clubsport on track days but also at international motor racing events. We are currently holding very productive talks with race organizers,” said Dr Frank-Steffen Walliser, vice president for motorsport and GT Cars at Porsche.
Starting off with the bodywork, Porsche replaced some of the aluminum panels with carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP). The body is still made out of both aluminum and steel, but the front hood, rear hood and roof are made out of the lighter CFRP. Even the huge wing at the back is made out of the lightweight composite to shed additional weight.
Inside, the interior is gutted of every type of dead weight and luxury, save for the climate control system. Gone is the standard steering wheel as it has been replaced by a racing wheel, along with a digital instrument panel. In addition, a carbon fiber shell racing seat from Recaro comes as standard and is paired with a six-point racing harness. To top it all off, the factory race car even has an FIA-approved roll cage.
At the heart of the 911 GT2 RS is a 700 PS, 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six. Power is shifted to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with sequential paddle shifters and limited slip differential. Meanwhile, grip is provided by a set of sticky Michelin tires wrapped in lightweight 18-inch alloy wheels. Helping the GT2 RS shave off speed are six-piston aluminum brake calipers at the front and four-piston calipers at the back.
To keep the driver safe while driving on the limit, the GT2 RS comes with the Porsche Stability Management (PSM) as standard, along with anti-lock brakes. On certain situations however, the driver can turn off either systems with a push of a button.
Customer racing teams can now order the 911 GT2 RS Clubsport for EUR 405,000 (about PhP 24 million). Deliveries of the car will begin some time in May 2019.