Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Porsche 911 GT2 RS

Why hello there new kid on the block.  Will you please go home with me?  Yes that's right folks there is a new meaner track monster from Porsche called the 911 GT2 RS.  It's the most powerful Porsche production 911 to date and it's only here to trash talk Nissan on the Green Hell.  When I heard about this monster 911 I wanted one. However, since I don't have a quarter of a million dollars laying around I guess I wont be one of those lucky 500 people who'll be getting one. Poo!

I know you want the technical readout of this new Porsche super weapon.  The 911 GT2 RS comes with the most powerful twin turbo'd 3.6l flat six engine Porsche has built to date.  That equates to 620 hp and 516 lb-ft of Torque being transmitted to the ground by the rear tires.  Shifting is done the old-school way with a 6 speed manual that Porsche says is good for a 0-60 time of 3.4 seconds.  Sure it's slower than the AWD and PDK powered  Turbo S by .3 seconds but the GT2 RS will leave the Turbo S in the dust a couple seconds later by hitting 125mph a full second quicker while still on it's way to the 205mph top speed.  All this is good for a Green Hell time of 7 minutes 28 second time that Porsche is claiming.  Porsche is definitely throwing down the Gauntlet in Nissan's direction with that one.

Not only did Porsche add more power to the new GT2 RS but they put the car on a heavy diet shedding 100 lbs off the standard GT2 weight and 400 lbs off a Turbo S.  Carbon Fiber body panels, reduction in sound deadening material and their new lightweight lithium-ion battery help being the Porsche in at 3075 lbs.  With the extreme power and light weight it was important for the Porsche to keep the driver alive long enough to enjoy the car so they included carbon-ceramic brakes, roll cage, racing buckets,stability-control system, dynamic engine mounts, and Porsche’s PASM adaptive suspension to keep the car firmly planted to the track and headed in the right direction with it's center locking rims with 245/35-19 front and 325/30-19 rear rubber.

Sweet, the GT2 RS only comes in a handful of colors.  There are four color options for the body color (red, white, silver and black) and three options for the rim color (gold, silver and black).  The carbon fiber exposed body panels will only come in dark..  I don't think I would mind a Red and gold color combo myself.

Porsche released these two awesome videos of the car.

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