The E3 video game expo this year isn’t just about video games. During last weekend’s expo at Los Angeles, Porsche surprised many with the new 911 GT2 RS. Not only does it look visually stunning in person, but it left people talking about the car’s horsepower.
Before it made its appearance, we heard rumours that the new 911 would be producing more than 640 horsepower. But during the event, it was confirmed by Automobile Magazine that the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS can produce 700 horsepower (521 kilowatts) and 553 pound-feet of torque (749 Newton-metres), as they were one of the first few to hitch a ride in the sports car. However, Porsche does not confirm the publication’s statement and calls it a “speculation”.
Whether that is true or not, what we know is that the power comes from a 3.8-liter biturbo inline-six. In just 2.9 seconds, the 911 GT2 RS can speed up to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour), and it has a top speed of 212 miles per hour (341 kilometers per hour). And for the record, the RS only weighs 3,306 pounds (1,500 kilograms). Supposedly.
The journalist added that the GT3 and the GT2 are worlds apart thanks to the power and torque differences. If you have forgotten, the new GT3 produces 500 horsepower and 339 pound feet of torque.
Again, the company denies this as a Porsche spokesperson said that there has been no official announcement yet and so it cannot confirm the specs. Also, the company, as of the moment, cannot comment or respond to speculations about this reported future product.
What’s funny is that Georg Kacher of Automobile Magazine said that the company itself provided these figures. I guess they just don’t want others to announce this to the public before they do, and that it’s never going to be official unless the company is the one who confirms this.
This may be true though considering that the new Porsche comes with a new aero package that includes a vented front fascia, a huge rear wing, and a wide body kit. To cut down some of its weight, the car has been equipped with lightweight alloy wheels as well as carbon fiber parts all over.
Too bad Porsche still won’t share the final specs with us. But what we know is that they are going to begin taking reservations for the GT2 RS before the year ends. Furthermore, current 918 Spyder owners have a privilege to order before the company starts taking orders from the general public. As of now, there is no final price for the 2018 model yet.