Porsche 911 GT2 RS is the most powerful production 911 ever made and uses a 3.8L flat-six to churn out 700 hp and 750 Nm torque; 0-100 kmph in just 2.8 seconds
After introducing the mouth-watering 911 GT3 RS in the Indian market in February 2018, Porsche has now launched yet another globally popular sportscar from the famed 911 series. Sitting as one of the pinnacles of performance, the 911 GT2 RS has finally landed for domestic customers with a price tag of Rs. 3.88 crore (ex-showroom) – around 1.14 crore more expensive than the GT3 RS.
The Porsche 911 GT2 RS made its global debut at last year’s Goodwood FOS (Festival Of Speed) 12 months ago. In Spetember 2017, the GT2 RS became the fastest Rear-Wheel-Drive (RWD) car around the grueling Nurburgring with lap time of 6 minutes and 47.3 seconds. It even beat the mighty Porsche 918 Spyder by around 10 seconds.
The initial goal was to achieve the feat in less than 7 minutes and 5 seconds but the GT2 RS exceeded way beyond expectations. All the ferocious performance comes from the 3.8-litre flat six engine which is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 700 hp and 750 Nm of peak torque.
It is connected to a dual-clutch seven-speed automatic transmission and the power is transferred only to the rear wheels as traditionally the case. The track-bred mechanical features make the Porsche 911 GT2 RS the most powerful road-going 911 ever in the world. It can accelerate from zero to 100 kmph in just 2.8 seconds and has a top speed of 340 kmph.
The Lamborghini Huracan Performante rival has a massive obsession towards performance and resultantly several measures have been taken to bring down the overall weight. Courtesy of the carbon fibre air ducts, front wings, bonnet, mirror casing as well as a lightweight titanium exhaust and magnesium roof, the German manufacturer has managed to trim the weight to 1,470 kilograms.
With extra bit of money, customers can opt for Weissach Package that adds magnesium alloy wheels and carbon fibre roof, enabling weight reduction of 30 more kilograms in the 911 GT2 RS.