On a performance mission

On a performance mission

The GT2 RS is the fastest and most powerful 911 with approval for use on the road. On September 20, the vehicle achieved a record lap for road-approved sports cars on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, achieving the feat in 6 minutes and 47.3 seconds with Porsche test driver Lars Kern behind the wheel. The 515 kW (700 hp; combined fuel consumption: 11.8 l/100 km; urban: 18.1 l/100 km; extra-urban: 8.2 l/100 km; CO2 emissions: 269 g/km) delivered by the biturbo flat engine catapulted the two-seater vehicle – which weighs 1,470 kilograms – from zero to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds. After 8.3 seconds, the speedometer clocked a speed of 200 km/h and continued moving up to a top speed of 340 km/h.

Discipline in sport means mastering every detail. Powerful air intakes and outlets and the imposing rear wing emphasise that the vehicle’s aerodynamics have mastered both form and design. Its large, wide wheels represent superior brake and lateral forces. The 265/35 ZR 20 (front) and 325/30 ZR 21 (rear) are the widest tyre dimensions that Porsche has fitted on a 911. Numerous elements made of carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic in a matt black carbon-weave finish are visible indications of the lightweight construction throughout.

911 GT2 RS: test in Portimão

How the GT2 RS feels on the racetrack has now been tested by 60 selected journalists from 19 countries. For this purpose, the sports car manufacturer invited to the circuit “Autódromo Internacional do Algarve” in Portimão, Portugal. The event was also joined by some motorsport celebrities: Mark Webber, Walter Röhrl and Hans-Joachim Stuck did not want to miss this opportunity.

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