• May 18, 2009

Wimmer RS Porsche 911 GT2 – Click above for a high-res image gallery


As if the Porsche 911 GT2 wasn't fast enough in stock form, German tuning house Wimmer Racing Technology has unveiled a new €30,000 ($40,000) package for the Stuttgart supercar to take its already superlative performance to stratospheric levels.

With a re-calibrated ECU, upgraded turbos, new cylinder heads, camshafts and a custom exhaust, the Wimmer RS GT2 produces a whopping 680 horsepower and 642 lb-ft of torque, capable of propelling the twin-turbo rocket up to sixty in a scant 3.4 seconds on its way to a top speed of 221 mph. Accompanying the engine mods are a carbon-fiber aero kit, H&R suspension and 20-inch Sportec wheels. Check out the details in the press release after the jump and the images in the gallery below.




[Source: Auto Motor und Sport via WCF]
PRESS RELEASE


Extra-Speed - by Wimmer Rennsporttechnik RS

Engine output at its best: Wimmer Rennsporttechnik Solingen traditionally turns cars into faster and hotter models than they already are in series. At the moment they target the new Porsche 997 GT2 Biturbo. Thorsten Wimmer shows the ropes with a 680 hp Porsche 997 GT2 Evo - delivered with 530 hp. The new competitive athlete from Wimmer RS is hot, tenacious and has a super cool visual appearance.

The sportive Porsche GT2 from Wimmer RS wants to get on the race track. It feels at home in tricky chicanes as well as on the streets. Full 680 hp and -remarkable 870 Nm are achieved by the following conversions:

* a bi-turbo engine
* an improvement of the engine management in combination with two optimized Wimmer turbochargers
* a custom-built Wimmer sport exhaust system with two 100 Zeller sport catalysts
* a development of the cylinder head
* sport camshafts
* a sport clutch

The all-inclusive-price rather complete engine conversion prices at 29.800,00 Euro, fitting and left-lane-guarantee included.

According to Wimmer the acceleration to the speed of 100 is 3.4 sec. 200 km/h is reached in only 9.78 sec., and 300 km/h reaches the hp-monster in spectacular 25,8 sec. Concerning maximum speed there are hanging 356 km/h in the air - depending on conversion and clearance of the tires!

DTM-approved race technique appoints the genes of the Dunlop tire, which therewith opened a new product segment: the MaxxPerformance-tires. The Sport-Maxx GT - in 235/30-20 and 325/25-20, fitted on beautiful Sportec-rims, makes sure of an excellent stability of the maximum speed. Even in areas far over 300 km/h.

The optical appearance is spiced up by exterior mirrors and rear spoiler lip made of carbon. Upon request of the customer all parts can be made of carbon. The chassis has been improved by H&R- components, to cope with the increased driving performances.

The beautiful, handmade, and back pressure optimized sport exhaust system from Wimmer RS lets the whole power, hid under the hood, sound in a wonderful tone.



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      • 5 Years Ago
      a new widowmaker...hm.
      give one of these to Cristiano Ronaldo just for the laugh.
      • 5 Years Ago
      As a purist the GT2 is of course my favorite (favourite?) Porsche for the everyday rich guy. Hardly nothing on Earth can compete with the Carrera GT in sound pleasure, but the GT2 is just "right" in my book. Does it really need a big pump in power? Uh, yes, everything needs a big bump in power! Overall it is running 20yr old Ruf speeds, but hey, it's a lot nicer car too, and it's watercooled. I will take one in black...no, red...no, white...oh just give me any color.
      • 5 Years Ago
      those are great numbers... but what can it do on the RING?

      ....cause that's the measuring stick lately.

      I'll never go 200+ but if I had the means
      I'd get one of these and keep it at the Monticello joint
      and visit it on the weekends. :)
        • 5 Years Ago
        @spaark

        The Edo Competition 7:15min Porsche 996 GT2 RSR was much more radical setup and much more expansive. In neutral but highly skilled car journalist hands this car will most likely do 7:30min... there is a huge different between factory claim and that what independent tests reach.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @ nagmashot , calling the edo GT2 a RSR proves that you have no clue what you're talking about.
        • 5 Years Ago
        spark, the first minute of that video nearly gave me a seizure.

        LOL, after that it is sort of gut wrenching...
        now I need to find more about this....

        does the 9ff GT9 count as worthy....
        it's sort of a one trick pony but if it were geared differently
        maybe it could run the ring in a good time also.
        • 5 Years Ago
        the 2005 GT2 RS by Edo Competition did the Ring in 7:15 , this one must be faster.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAxmOvwRZlI
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