Last month, we witnessed the reveal of the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS at the E3 video game expo. It was a surprise for many to see it at that event instead of an auto show, but everybody was ecstatic to finally see the actual model after countless spy shots, reports, and previews. And again, it attended this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, with more power, and complete specs to share with us.
The 690 horsepower (515 kilowatts) and 553 pound-feet (750 Newton-metres) of torque that the supercar produces comes from the 3.8-liter, flat-six engine the same as the 911 Turbo S. The engine has been paired with large turbochargers and extra cooling system, and only weighs a total of 3,241 pounds (1,470 kilograms) when the gas tank is filled. The newly revealed Porsche 911 GT2 RS is way more powerful than its predecessor which was down by 79 horsepower (59 kilowatts) and 37 pound-feet (50 Nm) of torque.
With that engine found under its hood, the 911 can sprint from 0 to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in just 2.7 seconds, and a few milliseconds to get to 62 mph (100 kph). It has this ability to max out at 211 mph (340 kph). Paired to that engine is a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic gearbox that gives power to the 21-inch rear wheels. The new extra-light titanium exhaust system is in charge of its loud roar, this upgrade is 15 pounds (6.8 kg) lighter than what the 911 Turbo had.
If customers want an even lighter ride, they can opt for the Weissach package for 66 pounds (30 kilograms) less. The extra weight has been cut off due to the magnesium wheels and a lot of carbon fiber components - from anti-roll bars, the roof, and parts of the front and rear axles. The carbon fiber weave of the roof and trunk also helped with the weight loss.
The cabin has been styled in a combination of red Alcantara and carbon fiber details. Carbon fiber detailed bucket seats and roll seats come standard with the price. For those who might want to track their lap times, Porsche offers the Chrono Package as an option, which comes with a special display for that. A watch will also be provided for the range topping trim.
In terms of pricing, the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS starts at $293,200, excluding the $1,050 delivery fee. The Weissach package can be had for an extra $31,000 in the United States, which will go on sale early next year. For the German market, it starts at €285,220, while the UK market can get it for £207,506.