Switzer GT2 R911S: a Porsche GT2 with 911 hp

Article by Christian A., on August 29, 2010

Switzer Performance's iteration of the Porsche 911 GT2 is fascinating, with a capability of delivering 911 hp (679 kW). To those who may be wondering, the extra 291hp that resulted to the 911 hp figure is definitely not a coincidence. The Switzer GT2 R911S has everything that is offered in a P800 GT2 package and more.

Switzer reportedly installed its in-house massive intercoolers on the car. There was also a vague reference to racing fuel.

The tuner also gave the car a Switzer-specific titanium inverted-front-strut and a remote-reservoir suspension that was engineered by the track experts at JRZ. Also featured in the R911S are "hand-selected spring and damping rates."

There will also be a R911S Carbon edition that will be offered with a set of carbon fiber parts that lighten the car and drop its center of gravity.

What's highly interesting is that Switzer's pricing for its car is lower than Porsche's MSRP for the 620hp 911 GT2 RS. While the Switzer GT2 R911S is sold for $199,900, the R911S Carbon is priced at $239,900.

In the US market, Porsche's new GT2 RS is priced at $245,000. Anyone wants the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS?

Press Release

Switzer GT2 R911S

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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