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The new 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS made its first public appearance at the E3 video-game convention, Los Angeles in early June, since it is on the cover of “Forza Motorsport 7”. The car was officially unveiled by Porsche on June 30, 2018, according to Road Show.
Porsche may have found a new way to describe terror, with it’s unholy 700 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque; “It makes every other current 911 look like a rusty VW beetle with three wheels missing,” said R&T editor-at-large Sam Smith, who formally drove the car for review. The 293,200 dollar GT2 RS lapped the Porsche testing ring 10 seconds faster than Porsche’s own 918 Spyder, which costs $845,000, stated cnet.com.
The rear engine of the GT2 RS is based on the Turbo’s 3.8-liter flat-six but with larger turbos, a system that sprays distilled water onto the intercoolers to lower intake-air temperatures, and a lightweight titanium exhaust system. Porsche claims that the car weighs a total 3,241 pounds with a full tank. The rear-wheel drive GT2 RS comes with its stock 700hp and 7,000 rpm and hits 60 mph in an astonishing 2.7 seconds, with a top speed on 211 mph according to Porsche.com
As all Porsches are, slick and compact, the GT2 RS has a height of 51.1 inches, length of 179.1 in, and a wheelbase of 96.5 in., 20-inch front, and 21-inch rear wheels wear ultra-high-performance tires in 265/35 and 325/30 sizes, with standard carbon-ceramic brake rotors according to Steve Siler from Car and Driver.com.
The car is optioned with a 31,000 dollar Weissach package, which changes the roof, front and rear anti-roll bars, shift paddles, and tie-rod ends to carbon fiber. The aluminum alloy wheels are furthermore traded for magnesium. Shedding an extra 40 pounds due to the switch to carbon fiber, the GT2 RS 2 comes courtesy of a stripe on the front trunk lid and roof, as well as “Weissach RS” embroidered on the seat headrest. “Weissach or no, the stock regular RS is full of purpose, with deep bolster seats both high and low and perfect tilting steering wheel designed to always fit your comfort,” according to AutoWeek.com.
With roughly $300,000 for one car, it certainly meets up to that expectation of that price. The Porsche 911 GT2 RS, obviously, is the best sounding, performing 911 manufactured. Most expensive…yeah, but most powerful.