By now, Porsche has very well established itself in the international car market for making some of the sportiest cars to ever grace the track. Their cars range from luxurious and sporty to just sporty enough to make them a perfect daily driveable car to hardcore track focused cars. And speaking of hardcore track focused….
This is the “Porsche 911 GT2 RS”, the latest track car by Porsche which has already broken various records on the Nurburgring.
The GT2 RS carries the classic Porsche design proudly while using design elements from its predecessor, the GT3 RS. However unlike the GT3 RS, this car looks much more menacing and track ready than the GT3 RS. The GT2 RS sports air vents and ducts all over its body to allow smooth flow of air around it without causing too much turbulence. Vents in the front wheel arches allow air to escape so as to not cause a vortex of hot air inside the wheel arches. Air ducts in the rear wheel arches direct air into the engine bay for additional cooling. The windshield and roof of the car are designed in such a way that causing the air moving above the car to move directly onto the rear wing pushing the rear wheels into the ground for more grip.
The interiors are not much different from the standard Porsche GT2. But unlike the GT2 which comes standard with A/C, radio and Satellite Navigation, all these luxury features come as optional extras on the GT2 RS. The steering wheel is taken straight out of the 918 Spyder minus the drive mode selector.
Porsche very strongly believe in the phrase, “More from less” and so do exactly that with this car. The GT2 RS uses a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged flat-six as its powerplant which produces 690hp and 550 lb-ft of torque. This car is fitted with a 7-speed PDK transmission to handle the excessive torque produced by the engine. Porsche claims the GT2 RS can do 0-100 kmph in 2.7 secs and tops out at 340 kmph. This car also has an optional “Weissach Package” which reduces the weight of the car by 30kgs thanks to the use of more carbon fibre and titanium. It also comes with a set of Magnesium wheels.
When the Porsche 911 GT3 RS was launched everyone was pleasantly surprised by its performance and its ability to change directions with ease. Ever since the GT2 RS was launched at the “Goodwood Festival of speed” in 2017 it’s been breaking lap records all over the world on every track around the world. As good of a run as the GT2 RS is having Porsche shouldn’t forget that they are up against the likes of the Ferrari 488 Pista and the mindblowing McLaren 720S. With the launch of McLaren’s new 600LT, Porsche really have something to worry about.