If you’ve been waiting for as long as we have for the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2RS to be revealed – the wait is over and we are finally met with one of the greatest performance cars of this era.
Porsche just unveiled the most powerful road-legal 911 ever during the Goodwood Festival of Speed and the numbers speak for themself. The twin-turbo 3.8-liter flat-six now produces 700PS and enables the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2RS to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds.
A manual transmission is not available, but the 7 speed PDK dual clutch transmission more than makes up for it with seamless smooth shifts – monstrous acceleration and a top speed of 211mph (340 km/h) are perks everyone needs when it comes to bragging rights.
So what’s the secret sauce here? Porsche used the same 3.8-liter twin-turbo engine from the 911 Turbo S but added bigger turbos instead with an additional water-spray cooling system and a bespoke lightweight exhaust system. We haven’t heard it yet, but we’re sure it sounds amazing.
The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2RS might seem like a more powerful version of the Turbo S, but it isn’t. The GT2RS sends power to the rear wheels only and is aided with Rear-axle steering to be able to put all that power down. Add to that ultra sticky Michelin tires that measure in at (265/35 ZR 20 at the front and 325/30 ZR 21 at the rear) and PSM (Porsche Stability Management) and you have yourself a superb track machine.
It ain’t special if it doesn’t have carbon fiber now is it? Of Course, the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2RS is full of carbon fiber, from the bonnet to the rear side intakes and several other parts.
The roof is made from magnesium and the overall weight is 1,470kg (3,240lbs) with a full tank of fuel, that’s the same as a Toyota Camry. Porsche also offers the incredible Weissach Package which further removes 30kg off the overall weight, via extra titanium and carbon fiber parts. Most of these parts include the anti-roll bars, the roof and the coupling rods on both axles made out of carbon-fiber. Additional magnesium wheels are also added to the package.
Taking a look on the inside, the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2RS is flooded with red Alcantara carbon trim and black leather with an optional Chrono package that further adds performance display to the infotainment functions like latp times and the Porsche Track Precision App integration.
Want to buy one? Prices for the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2RS start from £207,506 in the UK (Weissach package costs a further £21,042) while customers in the United States are looking at a $293,200 price tag.