The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS has officially debuted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, boasting a 690bhp 3.8 litre Turbo and costing from £207,506.
We had a sort of unofficial reveal of the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS with its appearance at the Forza Motorsport 7 launch a couple of weeks ago, but now we get the real deal with the new GT2 RS bowing in, appropriately, at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
With the 3.8 litre from the 911 Turbo S as a starting point, the GT2 RS gets bigger turbos and new water spray cooling for the charge-air cooler, the result of which is 690bhp and a 0-62mph of 2.8 seconds, making the new 911 GT2 RS the quickest production Porsche ever.
All that power goes through a customised GT seven-speed PDK gearbox, and there’s a new titanium exhaust system which weighs less and is said to deliver an “emotional sound without precedent“.
Underpinning the car is a racing chassis with rear-axle steering, ultra high performance rubber and Porsche Stability Management system for tweaking the response to suit.
Much of the GT2 RS’s body is made from CFRP, the roof from magnesium and the bonnet from carbon fibre, there’s a huge wing at the back, gaping air intakes on the front bumper and cooling ducts on the bonnet.
There’s also carbon ceramic brakes to reign the car in, and big wheels – 265/35 ZR 20 at the front and 325/30 ZR 21 at the rear.
Porsche has gone for a red and black interior, with red Alcantara and black leather and carbon-weave trim, bucket seats, Connect Plus module and Porsche Track Precision App and PCM with Audio, Sat Nav and communication. You can add a Chrono Package if you’re anal about times.
Also on offer is a Weissach Package (an extra £21,042) with extra carbon fibre, Magnesium wheels and stripes, and there’s a even a Porsche Design 911 GT2 RS Chronograph watch for another £8,250.
The new Porsche 911 GT2 RS is now on sale at Porsche’s UK dealers from £207,506 (plus whatever bits you wish to add). But be quick; if the new GT2 RS isn’t already sold out it will soon be, and it’s one car where your money should actually grow.