Fun Facts About The Porsche GT2 RS

Porsche GT2 RS. Photo copyright Porsche AG.

The Porsche GT2 RS, just like its sports car cousins, is a car anyone would love to take for a spin. It is the most powerful 911 version ever produced, benefitting from an enhanced flat-six engine and a track-focused, rear-drive chassis. It’s a winning combination, one that guarantees efficient performance.

Porsche Beauty

The first thing of note is its appearance: it’s a beautiful car. No doubt that it is a 911, but the GT2 RS’ bodywork is more dramatic than the usual 911s. The body is aerodynamic and fitted in the rear with fender cooler ducts, NACA ducts and a park-bench rear wing that makes the car easier to handle.

This rear wing is an important part of the car’s design because it helps the driver control the 700 horsepower and rear-wheel drive vehicle effectively. When combined with the rear diffuser, the rear wing is capable of generating about 900 pounds of downforce. That’s quite a lot for a sports car.

Another notable thing about this car is its sound. A Porsche 911 isn’t the same without a tough sound to match its performance. This one doesn’t disappoint with its aural excitement and appeal, endearing many people to fall in love with this beautiful machine. The engineers examined generations of Porsche cars to get the right sound, finding the proper balance. Fans of the iconic 935 would want a GT2 RS.

The lightweight features of the car stand out from those of a regular car, are state-of-the-art, and better than what you’d find in many places. This exotic car is designed with a carbon rear wing, carbon hood, and carbon fender, a magnesium roof, and lighter glass. These lightweight features contribute to its top speed (est. 211 mph) and optimized engine performance. It does 0-60 mph in just 2.6 seconds and hits the quarter-mile in a blistering 10.3 seconds.


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Engineering Marvel

The Porsche GT2 RS features a lot of engineering greatness and expertise that is built-in.

Theoretically, the car was designed to be awesome but it still has to drive well on a track. This luxurious vehicle offers you lots of power and you’ll find responsive steering and an impressive throttle. The Porsche deserves a transmission box that is capable of handling raw power and it does so with a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch box. There’s no need for a manual gearbox with this car.

The power and torque generated by this vehicle’s powerful engine routes to the rear wheels by the gearbox. The tires are staggered: 245/35R20 up front and 305/30R20 on the rear axle.

The best part of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS is its engine, often described as “brutal,” with mind-blowing performance numbers. The car has a maximum power output of 700 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque which is powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine, bettering the heralded Turbo S. The extra power is generated from larger turbochargers, a new carbon fiber air inlet, and a free-flowing exhaust system.

Water Spray System

All the extra power generated by the turbochargers are cooled by a water spray system that
impacts the intercooler and helps reduce engine temperature. You’ll find radiators and oil coolers behind the front intakes to cool the engine and drivetrain. The vents are made from carbon fiber and are more prominent than those on the Turbo S. They direct air to the intercoolers while the NACA ducts send air to the front brakes.

Porsche has committed a lot of work to bolster the chassis with a stability system in place to help manage power.

Exquisite Interior

The interior quality matches the exterior and doesn’t disappoint. The Porsche 911 GT2 RS features Red Alcantara material on the steering wheel and roof. As expected, you’ll find the standard Porsche racing bucket seat design in bright fabric trim. The rest of the interior comprises carbon fiber trim pieces and a GT trademark fabric door.

The GT2 RS has all the top features you’d expect for one costly nearly $300,000, but is worth the price to the diehard enthusiast with deep pockets.

Author: Gabe Nelson
Gabe Nelson is a content specialist of over 7 years of experience, currently working with Falconcarrental.com. Just out of high school he set off crab fishing on the Bering sea in Alaska. From there he went back home to finish his college degree at the University of Montana. He has a passion and keen understanding when it comes to luxury cars inside and out. He has written hundreds of content pieces in numerous niches. Currently, he lives in Missouri with his wife and kids.

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