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The new 911 GT2 RSThe most powerful street-legal Porsche ever!


The new 911 GT2 RS - The most powerful street-legal Porsche ever!

Australia. The power: 456 kW.  The weight: 1,370 kgs.  The time: 7m 18s on the famed Nürburgring-Nordschleife.  The car: the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS – the fastest and most powerful road-going sports car ever built by Porsche AG.

With power up by 60 kW and weight down by 70 kgs over the 911 GT2, the new 911 GT2 RS has a power-to-weight ratio of just 3.00 kilos per kilowatt, by far the best power-to-weight ratio in its class.

These are the ideal ingredients for an ultra-high-performance sports car with supreme agility, truly blistering performance on the road, and of course exemplary Porsche Intelligent Performance. Yet, despite this extra power and performance, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions versus the 911 GT2 are down by approximately five per cent to 11.9 ltrs/100 kms and 284 g/km respectively.

The 3.6-litre six-cylinder boxer engine has two turbochargers with variable turbine geometry.  Power is fed to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox. Developed especially for the 911 GT2 RS are super wide sports tyres measuring 325/30 ZR 19 at the rear, enabling acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds, 0 to 200 km/h in just 9.8 seconds and 0 to 300 km/h in 28.9 seconds.  Top speed is 330 km/h.

Equally supreme stopping power on this ultra-high-performance sports car comes from PCCB composite ceramic brakes. Appropriate longitudinal and lateral dynamics are ensured by the sporting RS set-up of the springs, PASM Porsche Adaptive Suspension Management, anti-roll bars, as well as the dynamic engine mounts and PSM Porsche Stability Management.

The new 911 GT2 RS stands out clearly from the 911 GT2 in appearance above all through the lavish use of carbon-fibre-reinforced (CFR) components surface finished in matt-black, even wider wheels, flared wheel arches at the front, new 911 GT2 centre lock light-alloy wheels and as well as “GT2 RS” model designation on the doors and rear engine cover.

The upgraded front spoiler lip and the rear spoiler lip made of CFR and now 10 millimetres higher ensure maximum aerodynamic precision and downforce are provided.

The interior also exudes flair with lightweight bucket seats made of carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic and lightweight door panels with door opening straps. The basic interior colour is black, contrasting attractively with features such as the red seat centre sections, red roof lining as well as segments on the steering wheel rim. The gearshift and handbrake lever are also both finished in red alcantara.

Production of the new 911 GT2 RS will be limited to just 500 units worldwide, with a small number confirmed for Australia.  Local deliveries will commence in September with pricing to be confirmed around this time.

Porsche’s fastest and quickest new 911 will be shown for the first time at the Moscow Auto Show on August 25.

13/5/2010