Porsche is all set to bring in their most focused and track-oriented offering to India. Expected to be launched on 10 July, the 911 GT2 RS was officially unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last year. The company has already listed the price of Porsche GT2 911 on its official website at Rs 3.88 (ex-showroom, India).
The Porsche 911 GT2 is the flagship of the 911 range and is the most hardcore, track-focused variant of the through red sportscar. The second generation GT2 RS is powered by a 3.8-litre 686bhp, twin-turbocharged, flat –six motor. It makes peak torque of 750Nm. All that power and torque RS speedo crosses the 100km/h mark in just 2.8 seconds. The car can register a top speed of 340km/h. The 911 GT2 RS is a really fast car, one that can lap the Nurburgring circuit in just 6 minutes 47.3 seconds. This makes it the fastest rear –wheel drive car to lap the legendary circuit in Germany. Transmission duties are carried out by Porsche’s ZF sourced seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox that has also been revised. The dual-clutch unit sends power to the rear wheels only.
To extract the best performance from the engine, Porsche has managed to shed a lot of weight from the GT2 RS. Besides, the exhaust system is made of titanium which weighs 7kg lighter than before. It shares the magnesium roof with 911 GT3 which is offered as a standard provision. From extensive use of carbon fiber to a titanium exhaust and magnesium roof as standard, the company has used every trick in the book. With the above changes, the most hardcore weighs 1,470 kg. Just like Spyder 918, a special Weissach Package is also available with the 911 GT2 RS which comprises a carbon-fiber roof and roll bars and magnesium alloy wheels. The Weissach kit further helps reduce weight by 30kg.With the reduction in weight and increased power output it has claim various titles- the quick accelerating Porsche, the joint-fastest road-legal series-production Porsche, fastest production car.
The GT2 RS is offered in a standard and a Weissach package that offers more customization, more carbon fiber, and more standardized parts. The GT2 RS also gets the PTS or Porsche Paint To Sample which will allow customers to paint their 911s in any shade they want at a cost. It is unclear whether the Indian allocated cars will get either the Weissach package or PTS options.
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