The king of Porsche 911s pumps out 515kW!

The Star Early Edition - - MOTORING - MO­TOR­ING STAFF

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.

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