Sime Darby Auto Performance, the authorised importer of Porsche vehicles in Malaysia, has launched the fastest Porsche 911 ever built, the GT2 RS, at the Sepang International Circuit.
Weighing a mere 1.4-tonnes, the GT2 RS goes from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds; backed by 700 hp (more than 100 hp extra compared to the 911 Turbo S) and 750 Nm from its 3.8-litre twin-turbo engine taken from the 911 Turbo.
These figures have been achieved with larger turbochargers, a new cooling system and a new exhaust system. Once you’re done shifting through all seven gears of the PDK transmission, you’d be hitting 340 km/h in the rear-wheel drive GT2 RS with rear-wheel steering.
Carbon ceramic brakes are fitted as standard. Standing between the immense power and the tarmac are 21-inch magnesium wheels, wrapped in ultra wide 325 width tyres at the rear (265 front) but it’s not all about power with the new GT2 RS.
What makes the GT2 RS so quick is the extensively weight saving measures that have been taken. Take the exhaust system for example, it’s made of extra lightweight titanium that’s seven kilograms lighter than the one in the 911 Turbo.
Elsewhere the list of body panels made of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) is as extensive as your grocery shopping list – front lip, front wheel housing vents, side mirror covers, air intakes on the side panels and the bonnet. Even the roof is made of lightweight magnesium material.
Inside, the GT2 RS’s interior is dominated by red alcantara and black leather, finished with carbon fibre weave as standard. The spokes and paddle shifters on the steering wheel are made of carbon fibre; even the full bucket seats are finished with a carbon weave. The steel roll cage found in the GT2 RS’s predecessor is now replaced by one made of titanium in this new GT2 RS.
How much for this 1.4-tonne piece of engineering excellence? Expect to pay no less than RM 2.9 million before insurance and optional extras.