• May 3, 2010
We don't have much in the way of details, but a singular shot snapped at a dealer event yesterday shows that the baddest Porsche 911 ever to grace the tarmac is coming this September.

According to a tipster, the GT2 RS will carry a price tag of 240,000 euro when it arrives later this year and will supposedly pack enough power to topple the Carrera GT. Earlier reports indicate that the revised GT2, recently caught testing at the Nürburgring, will put out over 560 horsepower and 530 pound-feet of torque. However, it's safe to assume those figures will be increased In RS trim and we can expect a fully-adjustable suspension, roll cage and possibly some active aerodynamics. The press introduction is apparently scheduled for May 14th, so official details on Porsche's newest rear-wheel drive road warrior should be forthcoming.

UPDATE: A forum member at TeamSpeed has some preliminary stats from the launch in Leipzig. The new GT2 RS is reportedly packing 620 hp and will come in nearly 200 pounds lighter than the current GT2. The 0-62 mph time is pegged at 3.2 seconds with a rumored 'Ring time of... wait for it... 7:22 – the same as the Dodge Viper ACR.

[Source: TeamSpeed, GermanCarBlog]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Does anyone know if this new GT2 has the 3.6 or the new 3.8L engine? There's been a lot of talk that the 3.8L engine isn't built for big HP increases but it's hard to imagine that Porsche would revert back to the 3.6L for their biggest & baddest.
        • 4 Years Ago
        normally it would be the 3.8 turbo engine with more powerful turbos, but it's possible to be a 4l engine too , the GT3 RSR has a 4l engine.

        a 4l on the GT2 would mean ungodly torque figures.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It will have the 3.8 GT1 Metzger engine found in the MK2 GT3's( Dry sump), not the A91 3.8 engine (wet sump) found in the Carreras and turbos.
      • 4 Years Ago
      As if the normal gt2 wasn't scary enough...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nice. But I hate how all these models look too similar...
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Braden
        I thought the 997 GT3 RS had a body colored roll cage, or maybe that was just oversea models
        • 4 Years Ago
        You'll forget all about that when you get in one and drive it.

        I have a 996 GT2.
      • 4 Years Ago
      And the transmission warranty isn't voided if you race it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Porsche even offers racing driving courses and encourages drivers to go racing with their cars.
      • 4 Years Ago
      *claps, claps, claps*

      Good job Porsche! You took a street legal car to Nurburgring and matched the ACR, I'd probably hug you had I not have liked you to begin with but hey at least you did something productive unlike those prancing horse wieners in Italy that brought a race car. -.-'

      --RS
      • 4 Years Ago
      Want!
      • 4 Years Ago
      *Raises eyebrows* Oh raaheeeeeaallllyyyy....
        • 4 Years Ago
        Porsche 911 GT3 Turbo 4S RS Spyder SportClassic Limited Steve McQueen Heritage Edition.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Enough with all these new 997.2 models already. Just give me a damn 998!!! Next thing you know Porsche will have a Porsche 911 GT3 Turbo 4S RS Spyder.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Why doesn't it look like the RSR? It just looks like a 'regular' GT2 with different wheels and a slightly more nose-down stance. Seeing as this is a real departure for the 911 breed (lightweight RWD Turbo models for the public do not come out of the factory very often), you would have thought they would have made an effort. If a regular GT2 is designed 'primarily for track work' then the RS is sure to spend almost ALL of its time on track, so punishing would it be on the road. If so, why not do the whole hog and give it some splitters and adjustable aero?

        That said, thankfully Porsche have a happy knack of making unbelievable drivers' cars out of the most unpromising/sceptic-baiting concepts.

        Bring it on.
        • 4 Years Ago
        She's hot and sexy, but i definitly want Porsche back into the GT1 business !!

        Pit
        High Hopes
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        • 4 Years Ago
        Not like their is going to be a huge difference going into the 998 generation.
      • 4 Years Ago
      jajaja V Spect have 7:20 on the ring so far whit 80hp less than the porsche and still whit 1680Kg +
      VW and porsche need some engeneering class jajaja
        • 4 Years Ago
        Erm... if you think a V-Spec is running the standard quoted power figure, then you'll need to do some research on the subject.

        Every time there's a new 911, some guy will arise and claim the GTR to be far superior, based on the unwarranted claims of the manufacturer.

        Hell, let's just put them both on slicks and see who wins: the near 2 ton (with a few options) AWD computer game or the race bred, RWD masterpiece that's been in development for 50+ years.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Mr stats here Im sure youve been in both and know that feel like right? Its called electronically assisted driven vs old school engineering. Boring vs rewarding. Id like to see the V spec beat the GT2 in a drag race.
      • 4 Years Ago
      ''will come in nearly 200 pounds lighter than the current GT2''

      Unless they fill body parts with helium I dont see how they're gonna remove 200 pounds from an already stripped-out model. Mind you, a GT2 RS would still be pure madness.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Composite materials maybe...?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Madness? GT2RSR would be thy name. Too bad there is no major series that it would currently be able to race in...it would be a modern day 935.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Hang on... a 'regular' 997 GT2 is 1440kg, while a lightweight GT3 RS is 1375kg.

        Do a bit of math and this new GT2 RS is gonna be somewhere in the region of 1350kg. I really don't understand how they've done that, what with all the turbos, intercoolers and associated gubbins.

        Then again, for €240,000 I guess they could have used some real nerdy stuff to keep it light. For some reason my brain is jumping up and down on the word Molybdenum.

        There, I said it..... Molybdenum.

        Mmmm....
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Ultimate Widowmaker!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Leaked! I can't afford it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ultimate tail wagging the dog.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Braden, you are incorrect. The 997 GT3 RS comes with a roll cage and puts down a good amount of downforce at speed thanks to the rear wing and aero.
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