The king of Porsche 911s pumps out 515kW!
PORSCHE pulled the covers off of its new 911 GT2 RS at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on Friday, which is quite fitting as this is the fastest and most powerful road-legal 911 that Porsche has ever produced.
It’s shoved along by a modified version of the 3.8-litre twin-turbo flat-six that powers the Turbo S, in this case featuring larger turbochargers and an additional cooling system. Porsche quotes towering outputs of 515kW and 750Nm (a big leap from the 427kW/700Nm produced by the Turbo S), allowing the GT2 RS to screech from 0-100km/h in just 2.8 seconds and on to a top speed of 340km/h, according to Porsche.
But the satisfaction of owning the baddest 911 of all time does come with a price premium. Porsche has already opened the South African order book and prices start at R4 411 000, which is a R1.2-million premium over the Turbo S.
The GT2 RS puts all its power to the back wheels through a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automated transmission and the car rides on 20” (front) and 21” (rear) wheels that wear Ultra High Performance tyres. To keep it all under control is a modified chassis that features rear-axle steering and drivers can dial in a specially calibrated PSM Sport mode for the ultimate in cornering prowess.
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The GT2 RS is the most powerful 911 to date and takes just 2.8 secs to get to 100km/h. Yours for R4.4-million.