Its 3,241-pound curb weight is on the low side for such a complicated car. It’s all thanks to Porsche’s extensive use of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic in the front fenders, wheel vents, mirrors, air intakes and portions of the rear end. The trunk lid is also carbon fiber, as are many of the interior components, while the standard roof is made of magnesium.
Crowds at the UK’s Goodwood Festival of Speed got to check out the rear-wheel drive coupe, which spits out 700 horsepower from a biturbo flat-six engine to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds.
The GT2 RS cabin accommodates just two occupants, but they do get to enjoy full bucket seats with a carbon-weave finish and the interior colour scheme is flashy to say the least, with its combination of red Alcantara and black leathers. Buyers also get the full PCM infotainment system with navigation as well as a ‘Track Precision’ app that sends driving data and analysis to your smartphone.
Standard equipment includes a Porsche Communication Management system, which groups infotainment functions – including Porsche Track Precision, a circuit telemetry app – into a central touchscreen-based unit. An optional Chrono Package expands the Porsche Communication Management system’s functions to include a performance display, which can be used to show lap times.
To mark the launch of the new 911 GT2 RS, Porsche Motorsport has teamed up with Porsche Design to create a new watch, which will be offered exclusively to buyers of the new 911 variant.