Jaw-dropping statement of the entire 911 line-up: the GT2RS. The GT2RS is the most powerful 911 ever built – a 3.8 litre six-cylinder, twin-turbo engine that produces 700hp and 750Nm torque with a top speed of 211mph (according to the brochure, but users have managed to get it higher!). The first thing to talk about with this car, is the above stats and how mind-blowing it is to think of all of that performance from a 3.8 litre engine; the engineers at Porsche know what they are doing! The other stats that correlate to this, 0-62mph in 2.8 seconds and still holds to date, as of 23/01/2022, the production car record around the Nürburgring with a time of 6:42.30.
Let’s talk about the design and construction. The GT2RS has extremely large front air intakes grills, an optimised front spoiler for best-in-class aerodynamic downforce, as well as additional air intakes on the front lid to maximise ventilation on the braking system. At the rear, there is greater downforce thanks to that massive GT wing, and 2 ram NACA air ducts on the engine lid giving additional combustion air. The exhaust system is unique on the GT2RS, as it was newly-developed specifically for this car, giving an amazing harmony from the high-performance turbo. Everything about this 911 screams track-car, but it is entirely road legal and is a rare sight to say the least, as it was limited to 1,000 units made.
The Weissach Package. Although the GT2RS comes with a huge amount of kit as standard, there was an optional choice to get the “Weissach Package”. The standard car yields amazing results, and yet Porsche created this package to give the driver even more experience to connect you to a lightweight motorsports 911. The changes were to both appearance and weight-loss, to include the following:
- Reduction in weight by 30kg
- Stabilisers on the front and rear axles made of carbon
- A carbon weaved front lid and roof
- PORSCHE logo on the rear wing
- Magnesium wheels painted in satin White Gold Metallic (11.5kg lighter than standard wheels)
- Titanium roll-cage (12kg lighter than steel roll-cage)
- Ultra-light shift paddles made from carbon-weave
- Carbon-weave steering wheel trim
- Floor carpet trim is lighter
- Weissach Logo on the headrest and badge on cupholder trim.
You could also choose from the Clubsport Package to give added protection on the race track. This consisted of:
- Roll-cage screwed to the bodywork behind the driver
- Six-point driver seat-belt in red
- Fire extinguisher and bracket
- Battery master switch
How to spot
- Huge rear wing
- Massive front air-intake grills
- 2 very large rounded exhausts
- Side air intakes
- Front fenders in black
- Black rear bumper
Compression ratio: 9.0:1
Maximum Power: 700bhp @ 7,000rpm.
Maximum Torque: 750Nm @ 2,500 – 4,500rpm.
Brakes (PCCB): Front: 410mm callipers; rear: 390mm callipers.
Suspension: Front: McPherson strut complete with ball joints. Rear: Multi-link suspension complete with ball joints, rear axle-steering.
Wheels & Tyres: Front: 9.5 J x 20 (ET 50) with 265/35 ZR20 tyres. Rear: 12.5 J X 21 (ET 48) with 325/30 ZR 21 tyres.
Width: 1,880mm (inc mirrors 1,978mm).
Did you know?
Out of the 1,000 units made, 4 of them we lost in transit on their way to Brazil, due to the sinking of the ship, Grande America, which they were on board. Porsche decided to restart the production and make the additional 4 in order to reproduce the ones that were lost.