Coming Soon: A 700-Horsepower Porsche 911 Available Right From the Factory

Need to accelerate from zero to 100 kph in only 2.8 seconds? Porsche now offers a solution with their forthcoming 911 GT2 RS. Thanks to 700 horsepower, they say it’s the most powerful 911 ever offered. If only we were all rich instead of good looking.

Here’s the full release.

Porsche unveils the most powerful 911 of all time

Stuttgart/Goodwood. The fastest and most powerful road-approved 911 is ready for launch: The new Porsche 911 GT2 RS will celebrate its world premiere at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK (June 30 to July 2). At the heart of this high-performance sports car is a 515 kW (700 hp) biturbo flat engine. Weighing in at 1,470 kg with a full fuel tank, the lightweight two-seater accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds. The rear-wheel drive Coupé has a top speed of 340 km/h, and with its near-motorsport drive technology, the new 911 GT2 RS trumps its 3.6-litre predecessor by 59 kW (80 hp) and achieves a torque of 750 Newton metres (an increase of 50 Nm).

The engine builds on that 3.8-litre in the 911 Turbo S at 427 kW (580 hp). In order to increase performance, large turbochargers push an increased volume of process air into the combustion chambers. A new additional cooling system delivers optimum cooling at peak loads and, at very high temperatures, sprays the charge-air cooler with water. This causes the gas temperature to fall in the overpressure range and ensures optimum power output, even under extreme conditions. The customised GT seven-speed double-clutch transmission (PDK) in the new GT2 RS enables power to be transferred with uninterrupted traction. What’s more, the specially developed exhaust system is made from extra-lightweight titanium, weighs around seven kilograms less than the system used in the 911 Turbo and delivers an emotional sound without precedent.

For the first time ever, Porsche Design is celebrating the debut of the high-performance sports car by releasing a special-issue watch. Offering a nod to the world of motorsport, the 911 GT2 RS watch is exclusively available to owners of the new vehicle and can only be ordered in conjunction with the new GT model at a Porsche Centre from June 30, 2017.

Racing chassis for outstanding dynamic cornering Discipline in sport means mastering every detail. And in the world of super sports cars, cornering speeds are on another level. The 911 GT2 RS reaches these speeds thanks to its flawless racing chassis with rear-axle steering and Ultra High Performance (UHP) tyres. Like all GT sports cars, the new top model features a specially calibrated PSM with a Sport mode that is tailored to provide optimal driving dynamics. Powerful air intakes and outlets and the imposing rear wing emphasise that the vehicle’s aerodynamics have mastered both form and design. The large, wide wheels (265/35 ZR 20 at the front and 325/30 ZR 21 at the rear) ensure outstanding braking and cornering forces. The 911 GT2 RS features Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) as standard. The front wings, wheel housing vents, outer shells on the Sport Design exterior mirrors, air intakes on the rear side sections and parts of the rear end are made from carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFR), as are many of the interior components. The bonnet is also made from carbon to make the vehicle as lightweight as possible, while the standard trim roof is made from magnesium. Both body parts have a wide lateral swage line.

Optional Weissach package with 30-kg weight saving Performance can always be cranked up a notch – even on the 911 GT2 RS. That’s why the Porsche engineers have developed the optional Weissach package, which provides a weight saving of around 30 kilograms. The package includes additional elements made from carbon-fibre reinforced plastic and titanium. For instance, the roof and the anti-roll bars are made of carbon, and so are the coupling rods on both axles. Magnesium wheels reduce both the gross weight and the unsprung weight, providing a greater wealth of impressive chassis properties. The luggage compartment lid and the carbon-weave finish roof are emblazoned with a central strip in the same colour as the car for a visually distinctive look.

A truly sporty interior The passenger compartment of the 911 GT2 RS is dominated by red Alcantara, black leather and interior parts with a carbon-weave finish as standard. The GT2 RS sports steering wheel with gearshift paddles enables quick and sporty gear changes. Drivers and passengers experience the driving dynamics of the high-performance sports car in full bucket seats with a carbon-weave finish. As in every 911, the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) is the central control unit for audio, navigation and communication. The Connect Plus module and Porsche Track Precision app are also included as standard, enabling detailed recording, display and analysis of driving data on a smartphone.

The optional Chrono Package expands the PCM functions to include performance display, which can be used to display, save and evaluate track times. The package also includes a stopwatch on the switch panel with both analogue and digital display. What’s more, the Chrono Package on the 911 GT2 RS comes with a lap trigger. Using the Porsche Track Precision app in conjunction with external markers on a start/finish straight, this lap trigger enables drivers to record lap times with a high level of precision.

Exclusive watch to accompany the car: Porsche Design 911 GT2 RS Chronograph Porsche Design has teamed up with Porsche Motorsport to develop the 911 GT2 RS Chronograph for customers of the new super sports car. It is reserved exclusively for 911 GT2 RS drivers. At its heart is the first clock movement developed by Porsche Design, the product of three year’s work. The calibre 01.200 includes a flyback function, a load-path-optimised movement bridge and an official COSC certificate of authenticity. The timepiece housing is made of lightweight titanium.

The flyback function is inspired by motorsport and represents a special feature of the Porsche watch. On a traditional chronograph, the buttons must be pressed three times in order to measure consecutive time intervals: The first press stops the chronograph, the second resets it and the third restarts the measuring process. On chronographs with a flyback function, these processes happen automatically and in rapid succession. The stop function and the ongoing time display are clearly separated using yellow markings. Many of the details on the timepiece are based on the high-performance sports car. The tungsten winding rotor is modelled on the rims of the 911 GT2 RS. The clock face is made of carbon, while the design of the time display matches the instrument cluster and the tachometer. The 911 GT2 RS and its watch counterpart are exclusively available at Porsche Centres worldwide. The vehicle and watch are produced individually in line with customer wishes and delivered together.

Prices The 911 GT2 RS will be available in Germany from EUR 285,220 including VAT and country-specific equipment. The Porsche Design 911 GT2 RS Chronograph is priced at EUR 9,450.

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Huckleberry
Huckleberry MegaDork
6/30/17 2:08 p.m.

I was just about to order one but then I saw that it was €285,220 before options and it gave me a moment's hesitation.

On the plus side, despite the lack of a precision titanium timepiece with a tungsten winding... my $15k motorcycle is still a tic or two faster and so I can save up the difference while enjoying slightly better performance until they up their game some

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/30/17 2:21 p.m.

I knew you'd like it.

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
6/30/17 2:35 p.m.

That car solves problems that I never knew I had.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/30/17 2:49 p.m.
dean1484 wrote: That car solves problems that I never knew I had.

Exactly. Just process that: Zero to 60 in 2.8 seconds in a fully equipped passenger car. And we keep hearing that performance is dead.

RevRico
RevRico SuperDork
6/30/17 2:52 p.m.
Porsche said: The new Porsche 911 GT2 RS will celebrate its world premiere at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK (June 30 to July 2).

but they already world premiered it In an unprecedented announcement at E3 to also announce it as the cover car on Forza 7 and a multi year partnership.

Either way, I guess it's cool. It'll be fun to see it moving and making noise.

Edit: I stand somewhat corrected

As for the car itself, technical specs were not released during the E3 presentation, but at least we do get to see its wild body looking like a 911 GT3 RS on steroids and a heavy dose of carbon fiber. It gets a massive rear wing and vented front fenders, along with a carbon fiber roof, and aggressive front bumper.

Joe Gearin
Joe Gearin Associate Publisher
6/30/17 3:28 p.m.

Wow--- it's almost as quick as a Dodge Demon---- for three times the price!

These are crazy times....

Huckleberry
Huckleberry MegaDork
6/30/17 3:41 p.m.
David S. Wallens wrote: I knew you'd like it.

I do love it. I am the classic champagne taste on a beer budget guy though so I have to wait until they depreciate in five years or so for like 180k and then I can sweep in and get one!

Huckleberry
Huckleberry MegaDork
6/30/17 3:43 p.m.
Joe Gearin wrote: Wow--- it's almost as quick as a Dodge Demon---- for three times the price! These are crazy times....

Oh... I imagine the Demon to have a few problems beating this thing at just about anything in the real world this side of a drag launch. But, you can get four Demons for that price. Then crash them all trying to keep up with me in my five year old 700HP 911

Also, for some reason, Dodge Demon and Hairy Sausage Fingers seem to be linked in my mind. I picture the next door neighbor from That 70s Show as the typical driver.

oldtin
oldtin PowerDork
6/30/17 3:45 p.m.

Unless it goes like a cayman gt4. Orders start rolling in above msrp and never come down.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/30/17 3:49 p.m.
oldtin wrote: Unless it goes like a cayman gt4. Orders start rolling in above msrp and never come down.

Also, the GT3 4.0.

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
6/30/17 5:23 p.m.
David S. Wallens wrote:
dean1484 wrote: That car solves problems that I never knew I had.

Exactly. Just process that: Zero to 60 in 2.8 seconds in a fully equipped passenger car. And we keep hearing that performance is dead.

No, it's just ridiculous performance is out of reach for most.

That said, I'm very seriously considering putting a deposit on an RS3. Small, classy well appointed sedan that does 0-60 in less than 4 secs for $55k............I'm very interested.

turtl631
turtl631 Reader
6/30/17 5:50 p.m.

^ I like that that chassis is so compact and the I5 is delicious. Too bad about the FWD based Haldex thing instead of OG style Quattro. To me the small jump to F80 M3 seems obvious. I'm also trying to put kids in the back though so perhaps different priorities.

Regarding the GT2RS....super cool but another unobtainium P car. Just like GT3RS, RS 4.0, 911 R... Their marketing is great, people lining up for these things as if they weren't $150,000+ 911s. I would too if I could

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
6/30/17 7:53 p.m.

Even with all that, I still don't care for 911s. It's a personal thing.

DrBoost
DrBoost MegaDork
6/30/17 8:44 p.m.

No doubt this 700+ HP car is as silly and useless as the other one

mazdeuce
mazdeuce MegaDork
6/30/17 9:25 p.m.

700hp is the new 500hp. I approve of this war.

Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett MegaDork
6/30/17 10:08 p.m.
Appleseed wrote: Even with all that, I still don't care for 911s. It's a personal thing.

I never did either until I got to flog a GT2 in anger. It's simply magical. Prior to driving it, the Mitsu Evo had my vote as the most telepathic car, but it's not even close to the GT2. This car must be yet another step beyond that.

Cotton
Cotton UberDork
7/1/17 5:41 p.m.

I love it.

Carro Atrezzi
Carro Atrezzi HalfDork
7/3/17 2:40 p.m.

paint it in Jaegermeister livery please.

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