Porsche announces first official details about the 911 GT2 RS image

The German automaker has revealed the first official specifications of the new GT2 RS – and you might remember the previous 997 generation was also offered without the RS moniker.

Now it seems Porsche has decided to only keep the more hardcore version – which is actually not expected any time soon, as rumors and reports are putting it on a 2019 introduction slot, as the flagship to crown the almost ready to retire current generation at that moment. The new 911 GT2 RS will be motivated by the biturbo 3.8-liter engine shared from the Turbo S version, only with in-house tuning – bigger turbochargers, increased boost, and a new exhaust system that should be lighter. Andreas Preuninger, the manager in charge of Porsche GTs, has hinted the GT2 RS won’t be a mere enhancement of the Turbo version, but a “completely re-engineered car.”

For now, Porsche has shared the detail that its enhanced engine will go for more than 641 hp (478 kW) and 553 pound-feet (750 Newton-meters) of torque, with the numbers not set in stone, so we could see even better ones at the time of release. The power will be sent to the rear wheels via the seven-speed PDK and an electronically controlled locking differential. In addition, the new 911 GT2 RS could tip the scales at no more than 1,500 kilograms (3,306 pounds) thanks to certain lighting artifices, such as using Gorilla Glass technology for the glass to make it thinner but just as durable. There’s even an optional Weissach package to save more weight – 30 kg (66 lbs) by using magnesium wheels (-12 kg / 26 lbs), titanium roll cage (-7 kg / 15 lbs), a carbon fiber roof, and other elements.