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.

If you want more weight reduction, simply opt for the Weissach pack which gets you magnesium wheels and roof roof and anti-roll bars made from carbon fibre. This sheds 12 kg.

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.


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Formerly spamming articles about cars and motorsports on this site until the day-job caught up. While the day job remains as exciting as a certain beige sedan, writing about cars could be his closest display of showing passion on cars until he gets either a Bimmer, or an Hachiroku one day...