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NEW GT2 RS CLUBSPORT IS A PROPER RACE CAR
Follow up to the 935 homage is not just a track day special
Porsche has pulled the wraps off another limited-run track special based on the monstrous 700hp 911 GT2 RS, just nine weeks after it revealed the stunning 935 homage. This time it’s the real race-ready deal. Enter the new 911 GT2 RS Clubsport.
Porsche describes the new model as a racing version of the roadgoing 911 GT2 RS that can be run at club motor sport events as well as selected race meetings. Both road and race car share the same state-of-the-art 3.8-litre flat-six twin-turbo motor. Power is transferred via a rigidly mounted seven-speed PDK to the 310 millimetre-wide rear wheels. Like in all other racing versions of the 911, the driver changes gears via ergonomically-positioned shift paddles on the steering wheel.
Six-piston aluminium monobloc racing calipers on the front axle in combination with internally ventilated and grooved steel brake discs with a 390 millimetre diameter along with four-piston calipers and 380 millimetre discs at the rear provide presumably epic stopping power. Just like the GT2 RS road car, the 1390 kg Clubsport version is equipped with PSM including traction control as well as an anti-lock braking system (ABS). Thanks to a map switch positioned on the centre console, these assistance systems can be adjusted separately or toggled off completely, depending on the driving situation. For context, the series production and road legal GT2 RS model tips the scales at 1470kg, making the racer some 80kg lighter.
The carbon steering wheel and the colour display behind, meanwhile, are taken from the 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 R race car. Amassive safety cage combined with a racing bucket seat and a sixpoint safety harness ensure maximum safety. Air conditioning provides optimal cooling of the interior.
Juicy spec aside, the new car’s defining feature is the fact that, unlike the 935 homage, Porsche intends for it to go racing. “For the upcoming years, our customers will not only race the GT2 RS Clubsport on track days but also at international motor racing events. We are currently holding very productive talks with the race organiser SRO,” says Dr Frank-steffen Walliser, Porsche’s big cheese for all things GT car.
The new Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport is available now from Porsche Motorsport in Flacht, Weissach, Germany. Priced from 405,000 euros plus VAT, or about 360 large in old money. Customers will receive their vehicles from May 2019 at exclusive delivery events.