Porsche used the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed to unleash its most powerful model yet. Meet the 2017 Porsche 911 GT2 RS!
This new 911 GT2 RS is the fastest and most powerful road-legal 911 ever. Featuring a twin turbocharged flat-six engine which pushes out 515 kW and 750 Nm of torque, the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS is able to accelerate from zero to 100 kph in just 2.8 seconds and if the road is long enough, it'll achieve a top speed of 340 kph. This new engine is based on the 3.8-litre unit found in the 911 Turbo S, but it features extensive revisions such as a unique exhaust system which is 7kg lighter than the standard exhaust. The new Porsche 911 GT2 RS features a dual-clutch gearbox with gearshift paddles on the steering wheel.
Porsche's 911 GT2 RS has never been about just straight line performance and it has the ability to be fast in all disciplines. The vehicle features large, wide wheels (265/35 ZR 20 at the front and 325/30 ZR 21 at the rear) as well as Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) as standard. The entire car has been put on a weight-saving diet and there's extensive use of carbon fibre on the air intakes, wing mirrors and bonnet.
The cabin features red Alcantara black leather and carbon fibre weave finishes. There are full bucket seats as well as Porsche's Communication Management (PCM) infotainment system as standard. The Connect Plus module and the Porsche Track Precision app are also included as standard, enabling detailed recording, display and analysis of driving data on a smartphone. A Chrono Pack is available as an option which converts the PCM into a performance display and saves lap times.
At this stage, we believe a few of these ultra-high-performance Porsche 911s will be coming to our market. They're priced in Germany from €285 220, which converts to about R4.5 million.
Watch the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS in action