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2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Preview

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The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS has finally been revealed and does not disappoint. In fact, it is the most powerful 911 that Porsche has ever created. The source of this power is the same twin-turbo 3.8-liter flat-six engine founds in the 911 Turbo S. However, Porsche has turned up the power exponentially. When compared to the 2011 911 GT2 RS, the 2018 model has 80 more horsepower and 37 more lb-ft
of torque. The result is an astonishing 700 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque (The 911 Turbo S comes with 580 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque).

Mated to the proven engine is a customized seven-speed double-clutch transmission Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK). With the efficiency that this transmission provides, the new 911 GT2 RS will rocket from 0-60 mph in just 2.7 seconds, reaching a top speed of 211 mph (The 911 Turbo S has a 0-60 mph time of 2.8 seconds). Weighing in at 3,241 lbs, the car is already very lightweight. However, the optional Weissach package ($31,000) can drop the weight by an additional 40 lbs. This package includes magnesium wheels (25 lbs reduction), carbon fiber components (roof, antiroll bars and end-links on both axles). Another feature in the Weissach package is the carbon fiber weave of the luggage compartment lid that is left mostly exposed, with a decorative strip in the vehicle color running centrally along it. The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS is available to order with a base MSRP of $293,200, not including the $1,050 delivery fee.

Porsche 911 GT1 vs Mercedes CLK GTR

♦ Price:              $293,200
♦ Engine:            Twin-Turbo 3.8-liter flat-six
♦ Horsepower:    700
♦ Torque:            553 lb-ft
♦ 0-60:               2.7 seconds
♦ Top Speed:      211 mph
♦ Transmission:   7-speed dual clutch