Porsche GT2 RS
This article came from Australia's carpoint.com.au website.
455kw (610hp) Porsche GT2 RS faster than Carrera GT
The amped-up, rear-drive GT2 has until now been the undisputed top dog among Porsche 911s. However, this image -- snapped at a recent dealer event (and since aired on a couple of websites) -- shows the Zuffenhausen marque has outdone itself with the soon-to-be-unleashed GT2 RS.
All the info we have for now is hearsay, but word has it the GT2 RS has the mumbo to outsprint even the V10-powered Carrera GT, and there are rumblings of a 7min 22sec Nurburgring lap time -- on par with the Dodge Viper ACR -- and four seconds quicker than the best mark set by the Nissan GT-R and Chevy Corvette ZR1.
Due on sale internationally in September, some sources are tipping a European price of 240,000 euro, and this spend is expected to bring fully adjustable suspension, a roll cage and active aerodynamics. To put the price in perspective, the recently released 911 Turbo S starts at 145,000 euro (173k euro including VAT).
According to Autoblog, the GT2 RS will be revealed to the international motoring press on May 14, in which case official info will soon be at hand.
Meanwhile, we're happy to pass on the speculative figures being touted for now, which include a reported power output of 455kW. If accurate, this should enable the GT2 RS to comfortably outpace the already eye-wateringly quick 911 Turbo, which has proven its ability to scorch to 100km/h in 3.2sec (even though the factory's claim is more conservative).
Befitting its hallowed two-letter suffix, the GT2 RS is said to be around 90kg lighter than the stocker, so we can only drool in anticipation of its performance potential.