Manthey Racing has officially launched kits to upgrade the Porsche 911 GT2 RS to ‘MR’ spec in Australia.
Choosing Porsche Centre Doncaster last night to announce the news, being one of only two dealers qualified to carry out the work, it revealed Aussie owners can now lift their 911 GT2 RS to another level with the MR kit for an eye-watering €79,911.
That price includes installation and according to Manthey Racing leaves your warranty intact. However you’ll still need to pay extra for shipping and convert the price to Aussie dollars – which at the moment comes to just over AU$128K.
That’s also on top of a regular 911 GT2 RS that costs $645K brand new (before on roads) when it celebrated the 991 generation 911’s end, and then easily topped $700K with the optional Wiessach Pack.
Of course, you get front and rear carbon fibre aero, a modified damper system from the 911 GT3 R, a larger water injection supply tank, new magnesium wheels, rear chassis reinforcements and upgraded brake pads and lines.
Finally, everything’s adjusted on Manthey Racing’s special wheel aligners, a hardware system that costs as much as €20K (AU$32K), allowing them to dial in special camber and toe specs to ’Ring spec.
In the end, and more importantly, your Weissach pack equipped GT2 RS should be good for 6min 40.33min laps at The Ring.
Customers can approach either Porsche Brighton or Doncaster for the upgrade, while 911 GT3 RS customers will soon be welcomed into the MR family with a new package that is close to market-ready.
Manthey Racing’s sales manager Michael Grassl was on hand, himself an engineer who completes 1000 laps of The Ring each year, to extol its virtues as a road-legal track attacker.
“[It’s] as easy [to drive] as the stock car. I travel with our record car 500km to my home. Easy.”
Keep an ear out for more news on Manthey Racing’s presence in Australia after the brand announced plans to set a record lap at our own iconic racetrack, Mount Panorama.