The actual debut of this car was rather unconventional when it took centre stage at a gaming conference. But it’s now official – the Porsche 911 GT2 RS was officially launched at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. According to Porsche, it is the “fastest and most powerful street-legal 911” to have ever existed.
At the heart of this beast is a 3.8-litre twin turbo flat six engine, deploying approximately 700 hp and 750 Nm of torque. That’s over 80 hp and 50 Nm more than the previous 911 GT2 RS, which was last seen seven years ago. It reaches the 100 km/h mark from standstill in a blistering 2.7 seconds, with a top speed of 338 km/h. Power is sent to the rear via Porsche’s famed PDK automatic.
Being a street-legal supercar means Porsche is willing to bend to the rules of an all-out “trackster”, so the cabin gets a few luxurious touches like leather and Alcantara wrapped seats while some trims get finished in carbon fibre. Porsche Communication Management (PCM) is also offered as standard here.
The Porsche 911 GT2 RS carries a sticker price of USD $293,200 (approximately RM1.26 mil) and will go on sale in early 2018. Expect a few units to make its way to several well-heeled Malaysians in the same year.