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Porsche 911 GT2 RS revealed at E3

By Chris Thompson, 13 Jun 2017 News

2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS 2

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The most powerful production 911 ever designed for the road has been unveiled at… a gaming convention.

This year’s E3 convention was the staging ground for the reveal of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, though it was somewhat unjustly overshadowed by the preview for the next Forza game, Motorsport 7.

However, MOTOR can reveal more details about the GT2 RS than the launch did. We’ve already gone for a ride in one, so keep an eye out for that in an upcoming issue.

2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS reveal
The new GT3’s power figures will suddenly look quite tame upon the release of the GT2.

Nothing has been officially confirmed, but we expect to see the 3.8-litre twin-turbo boxer in the upcoming RS produce 520kW and 750Nm. That’s 152kW and 290Nm more than the GT3.

That power passes through Porsche’s 7-speed PDK ‘box along the way.

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Use of carbon fibre has helped keep the GT2’s kerb weight under the 1500kg mark, though extra-wealthy buyers can option a 918 Weissach-style pack which drops another 20 or so kegs off.

Composite sway bars, a titanium roll cage and a thinner roof help out there.

2018 Porsche Gt2 RS front
What this all means is that the GT2 is capable of completing a lively jaunt to 200km/h in less than nine seconds, and can carry on to 350km/h if given the autobahn-like opportunity.

At speeds like that, you'll be thankful for the 350kg of downforce the car produces, though sticking to the ground is especially important for cornering with a 39:61 front-to-rear weight distribution.

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About 260,000 Euros (or $385,000 to us) would have gotten you one, if you we’re fast and favoured enough. However, it’s unlikely anyone who hasn’t already put in a bid for one will be driving a GT2 RS home from the dealership.