2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS is here

Porsche had a global reveal of it’s  2018 911GT2 RS at the Goodwood’s 2017 Festival of Speed.

Porsche added bigger turbos and boost for an unholy 700 HP and 553 lb-ft of torque

The 3.8-liter flat-six hason the Turbo S. Porsche added bigger turbos and boost for an unholy 700 HP and 553 lb-ft of torque. It is the most powerful road-going 911 ever. Sixty mph should arrive in less than three seconds, with a 211-plus top speed. Porsche heard the comments about the last GT2 RS being a bit wild to drive, and it promises drivers will find this latest monster comfortable and usable on public roads.

Porsche’s seven-speed PDK is the only transmission available and the mad, rear-drive 911 gets its own titanium exhaust system. There’s a new water spray-cooled intercooler so intake temps drop enough to handle the power.

The suspension comes from the 911 Cup car, so spring rates are about double the GT3’s. Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires are standard — 20s front, 21s rear, developed specifically for this car. To save weight, some sound-deadening materials have been removed and the rear glass is thinner. Ceramic brakes are standard, and Porsche says the car weighs 3,300 pounds, for quite the stout power-to-weight ratio. If you want to go really hardcore, you can whack A/C, the stereo and the infotainment system — or go even further with optional titanium wheels and a carbon roof (the carbon hood is standard), shaving another 65 pounds.

The car — and the custom titanium GT2 RS watch that comes with it — hits U.S. showrooms early next year, starting at $294,250 including destination.


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