The Wi­d­ow­maker re­turns

Meet the most pow­er­ful, fastest, 911 ever.

HWM (Malaysia) - - SHOWCASE - By Kenny Yeo

In the com­pli­cated world of Porsche 911s, the mad­dest and bad­dest of them all wears a badge that reads ‘GT2’. In 2010, Porsche de­cided to add an even wilder ver­sion of the GT2 called the GT2 RS. The recipe of the GT2 RS is sim­ple: shave weight, add power, and then send all power to the rear wheels. Es­sen­tially, it turned an al­ready fast car to one that is close to su­per­sonic.

The lat­est 911 GT2 RS fol­lows this recipe closely. It has a 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat­six that pro­duces a whop­ping 700hp and 750nm of torque. And like its pre­de­ces­sors, all power is sent to the rear wheels alone. To keep the car light, it gets a ti­ta­nium ex­haust sys­tem and car­bon fiber bits through­out its body. Opt for the ex­tra Weis­sach pack­age, and Porsche can re­duce the over­all weight by an ad­di­tional 30kg by re­plac­ing the roof and anti-roll bars with car­bon fiber ones, and also giv­ing you spe­cial ul­tra-light mag­ne­sium wheels.

All this power and weight sav­ings mean that the 911 GT2 RS can pro­pel from a stand­still to 100km/h in just 2.8 sec­onds. Top speed is 340km/h.

Take a bow, son.

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