• May 11, 2010
2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS – Click above to enlarge

We're guessing that as you read this one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is on hold with a Porsche dealer trying to see how much he can get in trade for a 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS. With only 500 such models slated to be made, he probably won't get much – and when he pleads, "But my steed destroys human souls!", the dealer will reply, "Ours does, too..."

The 3,020-pound GT2 RS gets 620 twin-turbocharged horses from its 3.6-liter engine, making it the most powerful Porsche you can legally put on the roads. That's 90 more horses pushing 154 pounds less weight than in the previous version, and it gets five percent better fuel economy. Ground control is handled with tires specifically created for the car, carrying it from zero to sixty miles per hour in 3.4 seconds. On the one hand, that's 0.3 slower than the Porsche Turbo S; on the other, there's a 205 mph top speed and a 7:18 'Ring time.

Note too the matte carbon fiber bodywork and the black and red Alcantara interior. It'll go on proper show in Moscow later this year, and it'll run $245,000 when deliveries begin in October. Follow the jump for the release, and be on the lookout for three horsemen and a water-cooled boxer...




[Source: Autogespot, Teamspeed]
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Porsche 911 GT2 RS – Most Powerful, Street Legal Porsche Ever
Ultimate 911 extracts 620 ultra-efficient, twin-turbocharged horsepower from 3.6 liters; dramatically improved power-to-weight ratio and increased fuel economy

ATLANTA - May 12, 2010 - The time: seven minutes, 18 seconds on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. The power: 620 hp. The weight: 3,020 lb (1,370 kilograms) in road trim with all fluids on board. The car: the new 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS.

90 More Horsepower, 154 lbs Less Filling
The latest 911 is the fastest and most powerful road-going sports car ever built in the history of Porsche. With horsepower (hp) up by 90 and weight down by 154 lbs (70 kilograms) in comparison with the previous 911 GT2, the new 911 GT2 RS has a power-to-weight ratio of just 4.9 lbs (2.21 kg) per horsepower, by far the best power/weight ratio in its class. These are the ideal ingredients for an ultra-high-performance sports car with supreme agility and truly blistering performance on the road. Perfectly illustrating Porsche Intelligent Performance, the 2011 GT2 RS achieves a reduction of approximately 5 percent for both fuel consumption and CO2 emission reduction when compared with the previous 911 GT2.

The 3.6 liter six-cylinder boxer engine features two variable turbine geometry turbochargers and provides power to the rear wheels exclusively through a six-speed manual gearbox. Equally impressive stopping power comes from Porsche Composite Ceramic Brakes (PCCB).

Unique Tires, One of a Kind Performance
New tires were specifically developed for the 911 GT2 RS and measure 245/35 ZR 19 at the front and 325/30 ZR 19 at the rear, delivering cornering performance to match the straight-line speed. Extreme cornering dynamics are ensured by the setup of the springs, Porsche Adaptive Suspension Management (PASM), unique anti-roll bars, specific engine mounts and recalibrated Porsche Stability Management (PSM), whose stability and traction control functions can be switched off individually.

The combined effect of these developments is evident on the racetrack. In fact, the ultimate 911 accelerates from 0-60 in 3.4 seconds, boasts a top-track speed of 205 mph and laps the famed Nürburgring-Nordschleife racetrack in just 7 minutes and 18 seconds.

Carbon Fiber, Limited Production
In its looks, the new 911 GT2 RS stands out clearly from the other 911 models through the lavish use of carbon-fiber-reinforced (CFR) components with a matt-black surface finish, even wider wheels (including flared wheel arches at the front), new light-alloy wheels with central locking and "GT2 RS" model designations on the doors and rear lid. Matte-finish carbon also graces the redesigned front spoiler lip and the 3/8th of an inch (10 mm) taller rear spoiler lip - which both enhance aerodynamics and provide extra downforce.

The interior of the 911 GT2 RS also exudes sporting performance in virtually every detail. Lightweight two-piece bucket seats made of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic are standard, as are lightweight door panels with fabric straps instead of traditional door handles. The basic interior color is black, which contrasts with red elements, such as the seat center sections, the roof lining and segments of the steering wheel rim. The gearshift and handbrake lever are also finished in red alcantara.

Limited to just 500 units worldwide, the 911 GT2 RS will be available in the U.S. October 2010 and will have a MSRP of $245.000. The GT2 RS is making its world debut at the Moscow Auto Show on August 25th 2010.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Dear Mr. Ramsey,

      I love you and just sent a email to the Royal Committee in Stockholm to nominate you for the Nobel Price of Literature for the first paragraph of your report.

      Greetings

      Baby, Munich / Schwabing
      • 4 Years Ago
      big whoop, it's a turbo BORING! not impressed with the time either. Damn thats an ugly crap.
      • 4 Years Ago
      dear... god. hawt.
      • 4 Years Ago
      that thing is SICK!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Porsche knows how it's done.
      • 4 Years Ago

      Black / Red interior reminds me of my buddy's 2004 Mazda RX-8.....which is not a bad thing at all.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Good lord this thing is awesome!
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is actually nice for what I imagine..... I really like the front lower facia and rimes.Sweet looking ride!!
      http://www.onlinetruckshop.com/
      • 4 Years Ago
      3.6 is lighter... not enough power for you!? lol
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why and how does this not have the 3.8 DI motor from the 997.5 Turbo? Yet is more efficient with 90hp more. Something does not add up, unless they built a whole new Turbo 3.6 off the base Carrera motor. I also expected a race ready PDK, with huge carbon paddles. It would lower that lap time I believe, yet add 50lbs. Cool 911 but I'll take a 458 any day.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Wow, you are so not the target demographic for any GT2. Even if you could afford one, I'm pretty sure Porsche would turn you away if you made a comment like that lol.
        • 4 Years Ago
        This engine is based on the old GT1-block, as used in previous GT3s, GT2s and Turbos which is far more ridgid than the new DI engine. And because of new emissions standards, at least in europe, this will be the last version of that mighty engine. Sadly!
      • 4 Years Ago
      . . . I'm selling my house.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Damn, the price for your first born significantly dropped in this recession. I was about to go out and raw dog it for profit.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I could sell my house,
        I could sell one of my kidneys,
        I could sell someone else's first child (single, no kids),
        I could sell my body for sex and make a modern day "Midnight Cowboy" (...probably straight to DVD or a "Skinimax" special),
        And I still wouldn't have enough!

        [/weeps quietly in the corner]
      • 4 Years Ago
      what the point of this car, the regular 911s are already highly unstable at speed. I guess this will be their new widowmaker.
        • 4 Years Ago
        man your comment applies to porsche prior to the 993 models.
        without the 4 wheel drive and electronic aids to handle the wheels.

        but don't worry, the old models require alot of pressure on the trotle pedal, maybe even more than a old fullsize 7 ton truck.
        baby's aren't beabled to floor it. (the one i drove had the pedal on the floor, not in the air like on 99% of all cars).
        you only need to pay atention to curves in old models.
        other than that, it's fine.
        awesome sound!!!, especially the aircooled ones

        i would buy any porsche 9eleven, if i could drop the moeny right now.

        • 4 Years Ago
        Have you actually DRIVEN a 997 or are you just assuming? My 997.1 C4S c GT3 Kit is stable at 150 MPH and I can keep the steering wheel steady with one finger.
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