• May 16th 2010 at 3:36PM
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Switzer Performance GT2 R911S – Click above for high-res image gallery

Supercar tuner Switzer Performance wants to know why you would jockey to be one of the 500 trying to get a 2011 Porsche GT2 RS when you can have a Switzer GT2 R911S with more power for less money. Instead of the 620 horsepower from the factory GT2 RS, Switzer's car has a "(conservative) 911 hp on tap" and a racing suspension designed by JRZ Suspension Engineering, whose cars won their classes at last year's Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. That 'base' car undercuts the $245,000 Porsche GT2 RS by $46,000.

If you want more, opt for Switzer's Carbon edition for $239,000, which swaps steel for Seibon-designed carbon fiber body panels. All the info is in the press release after the jump, and all the eye candy in the photo gallery below.

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Oberlin, OH – 13MAY2010 - Porsche's 2011 GT2 RS is the fastest roadgoing car in the company's history, but it's not quite fast enough to suit Tym Switzer's demanding clients. Tym's company, Ohio-based tuning firm Switzer Performance, announced their new Switzer GT2 R911S this morning - a super-997 GT2 with over nine hundred horsepower and racetrack-oriented revisions to ensure that even the mighty GT2 RS will disappear in its rearview mirrors.

The Switzer GT2 R911S takes the firm's well-proven P800 GT2 package and pushes it further. Using race fuel, the R911 delivers well over eight hundred horsepower at the rear wheels, equating to roughly 50% more power than Porsche's GT2 RS, with Switzer's MONSTER intercoolers ensuring consistent engine performance lap after lap.

With a (conservative) 911 hp on tap, virtually nothing in the world can pass Switzer's R911S GT2 in a straight line. To maintain that advantage in the corners, Switzer's R911S features a Switzer-specific titanium inverted-front-strut, remote-reservoir suspension engineered by the track experts at JRZ. This isn't "racing-style" suspension; the hardware is a true JRZ racing setup that has been torture-tested in the Patron GT3 Cup and Grand-Am Rolex GT series – barely tamed for the street with a few easy knob-twists. Each one of Switzer's R911S cars will be feature hand-selected spring and damping rates, specifically catering to each client's track experience and level of aggression.

Switzer's R911S already offers a power-to-weight ratio which simply eviscerates Porsche's newest factory flagship - but for the customer who has to cut every last ounce of extra mass from the car, Switzer offers the R911S Carbon - an exclusive suite of lightweight carbon-fiber body panels that sheds weight from the R911S and lowers the car's center of gravity for maximum performance in advanced-level trackday and time-attack sessions. Developed by the low-mass experts at Seibon, the carbon panels are the final nail in the coffin for Porsche's factory GT2 RS.

While Porsche GT2 RS customers are lining up to beg their local dealer for a spot in line, Switzer Performance can offer the silver GT2 R911S pictured here for immediate delivery. Pricing for the standard vehicle starts at $199,900, while the R911S Carbon is priced at $239,900, contact Switzer Performance for more.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      wow, beetles sure have come a long way from the car your grandparents used to drive.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah they have but it was my Dad who owned one. It was the only car in the neighbourhood that could climb Grouse mountain roads in winter in the early 70's. He use to drive the neighbours up at night and back down in the morning to their cars.
        This is like comparing the YF22 Raptor to the F80.
      • 5 Years Ago

      To be honest I'm getting tired of gussied up 911's... Its nice and all but its getting long in the tooth.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Traditionally i've loved to hate porsche and all their underpowered overpriced yuppie mobiles, like the boxster, cayenne, cayman.
      But as of the late they have had some kick ass 911 variants, while i can't afford any one of them, i still am quite impressed with the power, handling and looks.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's slow and it's ugly.
        2 out of the 3 things i look for in a car.
        Ya, it handles well, so what, for that much money it should be fast too.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The Cayman is an excellent platform and wonderful to drive. Though it doesn't have mad horsepower - that doesn't mean its not fast. In fact the Cayman S is about as fast as its 911 bigger brother at most tracks. It is also easier to drive with 50/50 weight distribution.

        No knocking the 911 as it is a fast car and when driven properly (usually by a professional) it is one of the fastest cars out there even when its competition has more power (key to going fast is getting the power to the ground).

        If you think power is the only way to make a car fast - drive a Challenger around a road track. Unfortunately - being fast is not just about acceleration but also braking and the ability to carry speed through a corner.
        • 5 Years Ago
        clueless and no taste in cars, good combo you got going
        • 5 Years Ago
        The cayman is a great car, wtf are you talking about?

        Just another horsepower queen I guess.
      • 5 Years Ago
      anything above 500bhp is a hell lot of horses and ur right....i bet nobody lives on that 800-900hp to tell the difference....
      • 5 Years Ago
      More power for less money? Yet it has a conservative 9hp LESS than the factory GT2RS...

      I think you mean less power for less money.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt, and just assume you can't read, rather than say your math is terrible.

        How in hell you concluded that 911 (nine hundred eleven) is 9 (nine) less than 620 (six hundred twenty) is beyond me.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hello Turbo Lag
      • 5 Years Ago
      Right now, I think the Turbo w/ AWD would fit most drivers best. Once 0-60 gets under 3.5sec, it's all the same, anyway, and AWD might help a lot of them NOT wrap it around a tree.

      I wonder how much weight would be saved with an all carbon fiber body, as opposed to steel?
        • 5 Years Ago
        The CF saves a little over 100 lbs.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Unfortunately, one (the real GT2 RS, 500 models produced) will hold its value and be collectible as hell, the Switzer version will not. Might as well pony up the extra cash for the real thing, if one is so lucky to afford these machines.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow! Switzer is turning into the gear-head's tuning company. Screw TechArt and their $240,000 body panels. You buy this if you want 100% "go." Men with small penises need not apply.

      I'm sure the GT2 RS will be more reliable and likely driveable, but there's just no way that Porsche's own hot 911 can compare with this. Just no way.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yes please, in red.
      • 5 Years Ago
      911 hp? Anything over 500 hp just seems unusable for 99% of the people. Can one even tell the difference between 800 hp and 900 hp in a car this small?

      Though, if you're shopping horsepower, that much for under $200K seems like a bargain.
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