The glorious growls of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS

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According to Earl Bamber, two-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner and factory driver for Porsche Motorsport, Porsche’s brief when conceiving the 911 GT2 RS was succinct, it had to be “angry to drive." This ballistic, winged piece of Stuttgart machinery is the latest variant of the current Porsche 911 collection, and the most powerful road-legal interpretation of the nameplate ever. Celebrating its world premiere at the Goodwood Festival of Speed recently, the crucial figures of the 911 GT2 RS make for some reading: 700hp and 750Nm of torque from its 3.8-litre biturbo flat six. The result is a 0-100km/h sprint time of 2.8 seconds — a conservative estimate to be sure, as the Turbo S achieves this with ease — on to a top speed of 340km/h.

If this is yet insufficient, an optional Weissach package trims weight by roughly 30kg with the use of additional elements formed of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic and titanium along with magnesium wheels. For the driver, a cockpit of red Alcantara, black leather and carbon-weave trim beckons one to take a seat in full bucket seats. The Porsche Communication Management infotainment system features the smartphone-enabled Porsche Track Precision app as standard. This enables pairing with the optional Chrono Package for lap time functions – including a handy and highly precise automatic lap trigger.

Accompanying this launch is the 911 GT2 RS Chronograph timepiece, offered exclusively to buyers of the GT2 RS and developed by Porsche Design with Porsche Motorsport. Featuring the first clock movement developed by Porsche Design, the chronograph is a flyback while aesthetic details mirror those on the vehicle.

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Published August 10, 2017
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