2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS – Drive, Inside and Exterior. Colour: Crayon.
The quickest and strongest road-approved 911 is prepared for launch: The brand new Porsche 911 GT2 RS will have a good time its world premiere on the Goodwood Competition of Velocity within the UK (June 30 to July 2). On the coronary heart of this high-performance sports activities automobile is a 515 kW (700 hp) biturbo flat engine. Weighing in at 1,470 kg with a full gasoline tank, the light-weight two-seater accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 2.Eight seconds. The rear-wheel drive Coupé has a prime velocity of 340 km/h, and with its near-motorsport drive know-how, the brand new 911 GT2 RS trumps its three.6-litre predecessor by 59 kW (80 hp) and achieves a torque of 750 Newton metres (a rise of 50 Nm).
The engine builds on that three.Eight-litre within the 911 Turbo S at 427 kW (580 hp). With a view to enhance efficiency, giant turbochargers push an elevated quantity of course of air into the combustion chambers. A brand new further cooling system delivers optimum cooling at peak hundreds and, at very excessive temperatures, sprays the charge-air cooler with water. This causes the fuel temperature to fall within the overpressure vary and ensures optimum energy output, even beneath excessive situations. The personalised GT seven-speed double-clutch transmission (PDK) within the new GT2 RS permits energy to be transferred with uninterrupted traction. What’s extra, the specifically developed exhaust system is created from extra-lightweight titanium, weighs round seven kilograms lower than the system used within the 911 Turbo and delivers an emotional sound with out precedent.
For the primary time ever, Porsche Design is celebrating the debut of the high-performance sports activities automobile by releasing a special-issue watch. Providing a nod to the world of motorsport, the 911 GT2 RS watch is completely obtainable to homeowners of the brand new automobile and might solely be ordered along side the brand new GT mannequin at a Porsche Centre from June 30, 2017.
Self-discipline in sport means mastering each element. And on the earth of tremendous sports activities automobiles, cornering speeds are on one other degree. The 911 GT2 RS reaches these speeds because of its flawless racing chassis with rear-axle steering and Extremely Excessive Efficiency (UHP) tyres. Like all GT sports activities automobiles, the brand new prime mannequin contains a specifically calibrated PSM with a Sport mode that’s tailor-made to supply optimum driving dynamics. Highly effective air intakes and shops and the imposing rear wing emphasise that the automobile’s aerodynamics have mastered each type and design. The big, huge wheels (265/35 ZR 20 on the entrance and 325/30 ZR 21 on the rear) guarantee excellent braking and cornering forces. The 911 GT2 RS options Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) as commonplace. The entrance wings, wheel housing vents, outer shells on the Sport Design exterior mirrors, air intakes on the rear aspect sections and components of the rear finish are created from carbon-fibre bolstered plastic (CFR), as are most of the inside parts. The bonnet can also be created from carbon to make the automobile as light-weight as attainable, whereas the usual trim roof is created from magnesium. Each physique components have a large lateral swage line.
Efficiency can at all times be cranked up a notch – even on the 911 GT2 RS. That’s why the Porsche engineers have developed the elective Weissach package deal, which gives a weight saving of round 30 kilograms. The package deal consists of further components created from carbon-fibre bolstered plastic and titanium. As an example, the roof and the anti-roll bars are fabricated from carbon, and so are the coupling rods on each axles. Magnesium wheels scale back each the gross weight and the unsprung weight, offering a better wealth of spectacular chassis properties. The baggage compartment lid and the carbon-weave end roof are emblazoned with a central strip in the identical color because the automobile for a visually distinctive look.
The passenger compartment of the 911 GT2 RS is dominated by pink Alcantara, black leather-based and inside components with a carbon-weave end as commonplace. The GT2 RS sports activities steering wheel with gearshift paddles permits fast and sporty gear modifications. Drivers and passengers expertise the driving dynamics of the high-performance sports activities automobile in full bucket seats with a carbon-weave end. As in each 911, the Porsche Communication Administration (PCM) is the central management unit for audio, navigation and communication. The Join Plus module and Porsche Observe Precision app are additionally included as commonplace, enabling detailed recording, show and evaluation of driving knowledge on a smartphone.
The elective Chrono Package deal expands the PCM features to incorporate efficiency show, which can be utilized to show, save and consider observe occasions. The package deal additionally features a stopwatch on the swap panel with each analogue and digital show. What’s extra, the Chrono Package deal on the 911 GT2 RS comes with a lap set off.