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.
[Source: Switzer Performance]
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.