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Lightweight construction 911 GT2 RS

Porsche 911 GT2 RS - Lightweight construction

Lightweight construction

For the performance of a highly powerful sports car such as the 911 GT2 RS, weight is just as essential as the drivetrain. We have therefore weighed every component and permanently sought the lightest functional materials.

The evidence: consistent lightweight construction down to the last detail. For a power-to-weight ratio of just 2.85 kg/kW (2.1 kg/hp) – allowing outstanding performance. Argumentation: see below.

The front lid, front wing, wheel arch vents, upper part of the SportDesign exterior mirrors, air intakes in the rear side panels and parts of the rear are produced from carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP), as are many of the interior components.

The front lid is also made from carbon and contoured in the middle, as is the magnesium roof. This crease is not only a visual distinguishing feature of these lightweight components, but also increases their rigidity. Intelligent, lightweight construction using an aluminium–steel composite reduces the vehicle weight.

Another weight reduction that increases performance: lightweight polyurethane with hollow, glass microspheres and carbon-fibre elements. This light yet extremely strong high-tech material has been used in the front and rear panels.

Porsche has used lightweight glass for the first time – for the rear and rear side windows. This material is just as light as polycarbonate and extremely scratch and fracture resistant.

Inside, the new 911 GT2 RS also features lightweight door trims and door pulls.

For additional weight reduction, you could also part with the sound system or automatic climate control.

Porsche Lightweight construction - Idea 911 GT2 RS

Idea 911 GT2 RS

Porsche Lightweight construction - Aerodynamics and design

Aerodynamics and design

Porsche Lightweight construction - Lightweight construction

Lightweight construction

Porsche Lightweight construction - Weissach package

Weissach package

Porsche Lightweight construction - Engine

Engine

Porsche Lightweight construction - Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

Porsche Lightweight construction - Chassis

Chassis

Porsche Lightweight construction - Rear-axle steering

Rear-axle steering

Porsche Lightweight construction - Dynamic engine mounts

Dynamic engine mounts

Porsche Lightweight construction - Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

Porsche Lightweight construction - Porsche Stability Management (PSM)

Porsche Stability Management (PSM)

Porsche Lightweight construction - Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus)

Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus)

Porsche Lightweight construction - Wheels and tyres

Wheels and tyres

Porsche Lightweight construction - Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)

Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)

Porsche Lightweight construction - Club Sport Package

Club Sport Package

Porsche Lightweight construction - Interior

Interior

Porsche Lightweight construction - GT2 RS Sports steering wheel

GT2 RS Sports steering wheel

Porsche Lightweight construction - Seats

Seats

Porsche Lightweight construction - Porsche Track Precision App*

Porsche Track Precision App*

Porsche Lightweight construction - Sound systems

Sound systems

Porsche Lightweight construction - The new Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

The new Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

Porsche Lightweight construction - Connect Plus

Connect Plus

Porsche Lightweight construction - Services

Services

Porsche Lightweight construction - Connect Apps

Connect Apps

Porsche Lightweight construction - Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur

Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur

Porsche Lightweight construction - Porsche Design Chronograph 911 GT2 RS

Porsche Design Chronograph 911 GT2 RS