All You Need to Know About the New Porsche GT2 RS
By Zlatan Stankovic on January 22, 2018
Typically, supercars are judged on their speed, which is why the elite manufacturers place maximum focus on performance. Of course, spectacular designs are necessary to give them that ‘WOW’ factor, but the driving experience is what most car-enthusiasts look for. Now, that’s why the new Porsche GT2 RS is making such noise within the industry and is being labelled by many as the king of 911s.
But, why? Well, for a start, the car made history in Germany, when it set the record on the prestigious Nürburgring, with a lap time of 6:47. By any stretch of the imagination, that is extremely impressive. But, there are many other factors which contribute to the popularity of this awesome Porsche.
The supercar brand has managed to produce a vehicle which can generate 700bhp (691bhp to be precise), with around 7000rpm and 553lb-ft or torque. They’ve acquired such gargantuan statistics partly due to the 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged, flat-six engine, which will fire the power through a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox, and subsequently through the rear wheels.
So, yes, it’s a rear-wheel drive made for the roads, and no, it doesn’t have a manual transmission. Essentially, it’s retained the same compact, sleek, stylish design which is traditional for 911s, but there are some slight tweaks. There’s thicker vents on the back, NACA ducts on the bonnet, and radiators behind the massive front intakes; although, all of that is to aid temperature reduction.
Furthermore, the interior has been given a vibrant, yet elegant renovation. You’ll find plenty of carbon fibre, an Alcantara wheel, and red material lining the material, and racing bucket seats. With so much power, you could assume that the drive experience would take a beating. However, in actual fact, the steering is very responsive, the ceramic brakes are communicative, and very minimal turbo lag.
Moreover, it possesses 120bhp more than the next model down – Turbo S. For car-fanatics, you’ll love the fact that it whizzes to 60mph in a mere 2.8 seconds and allows you to hit 211mph rapidly. Although, being a road car, it’s very rare that you’ll be able to clock those numbers, unless you visit a track, that is.
Another reason why Porsche have been able to reach this performance level, is that they’ve increased the size of their output turbochargers, redesigned their air inlet, and enabled the exhaust to push more air through it. Also, there’s an automated water spray system, which douses the intercooler with H2O to keep the temperature down.
If you desire a vehicle that looks the part, and also plays the part, then the Porsche GT2 RS may be the perfect option. Ultimately, it’s power is crazy considering it’s a road car, but as Vice President of Porsche Motorsport stated – “It’s for adults. It’s not a Max Vertstappen car, it’s a Mark Webber car.”