Recently, Porsche unveiled its most powerful 911 ever, the Turbo S Exclusive. Now, hardly three weeks later, we’re looking at the new Carrera king. At this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, Porsche unveiled its all-new 911 GT2 RS with a staggering 700 horsepower and gobs of track-focused hardware.
Despite all the insane cars that turn up at Goodwood each year, the 911 GT2 RS commanded a tremendous amount of attention – and for good reason. In addition to claiming the title of most powerful 911, the GT2 RS is expected to be the fastest Porsche ever to lap the Nurburgring – hopefully besting the Lamborghini Huracan Performante and its lap time of 6 minutes and 52 seconds.
To manage such a feat, the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS will rely on its 3.8-liter flat-six cylinder engine, seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and aerodynamic bodywork. 700hp and 553 pound-feet of torque are sent to the rear wheels, rocketing the GT2 RS to 60 mph in a claimed 2.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 211 mph. Given the GT2 RS makes 120 more horsepower than the 911 Turbo S (which proclaims similar acceleration figures) we’d say Porsche’s is underrating the GT2 RS a bit.
Helping the GT2 stay cool is a new water injection system, and keeping it planted is a set of Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires with 325-section width at the rear (the widest rubber ever fit to a production 911). Porsche will also offer a $31,000 Weissach package that cuts 40 pounds from the car via carbon anti-roll bars, magnesium wheels, and a carbon-fiber trunk lid.
There’s a good chance Porsche has already sold out of the new GT2 RS, but if you’re interested and have $294,250 lying around, you’d better act fast.