911 GT2 RS
Officially launched at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2017, the GT2RS marked the most powerful 911 production car ever made. Powered by a 3.8 L twin-turbocharged flat-6 developping 691 hp, this horse from Zuffenhausen was capable of achieving a top speed of 340 km/h and a 0 to 100 time of 2.7 seconds. Amazing straight line performance backed up by incredible handling thanks to the relatively light weight of the car. Indeed, Porsche’s GT department went out of their way to make the German racer as light as possible. Every conceivable exotic material was used in the race towards weight reduction: the roof was made out of magnesium, several body panels were fabricated from carbon fiber, a titanium exhaust was fitted and the „normal“ 991 windows were dropped in favour of polycarbonate ones. In total, the GT2RS weighted a mere 1’470 kg wet. As if this was not enough, Porsche could bring the weight down by a further 30 kg if the customer opted for the expensive Weissach package option, which included a set of magnesium wheels and titanium roll cage.
Porsche conceived the GT2RS for the track with daily usability in mind, along the lines of „A race car for the road“. This made it an easy car to live with as well as an extremely agile weapon around tight corners , so much so that it beat the record for production lap time around the Nürburgring Nordschleife with a staggering time of 6:47.3. Being at the top of the food chain, it went on to beat further production lap times, including The Bend Motorsport Park in 2018, Road Atlanta, Road America and finally Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in 2019.
OUR 911 GT2 RS
Our example started life as a Porsche works car. After being used by the factory (1,962 km, accident-free, as confirmed by Porsche), the car was completely prepared by Porsche as part of a program called „Werkswagenaufbereitung, code 490“ at the costs of over 42,000 EUR, where the car is completely renewed from top to bottom and the body completely repainted, making it a brand new car for the next caretaker, in this very case a member of the Piech family. The car was delivered to its new owner in February of 2018. Our GT2 RS was then sold to an Austrian collector and recently to its third and last owner in Munich, who bought the car at 12,000 km. Our car is fitted with the 30,000 Euro Weissach Package and finished in the stunning combination of GT-Silver Metallic M7Z over a black Alcantara and Leather interior. In total, less than 17,650 km have been covered. The last service was carried out in February 2020 by Porsche Zentrum Wien-Liesing.
Even four years later, rare are the cars that can hold a candle to the GT2RS’s performance. It is a great addition to any serious car collection as well as an incredible choice for some fun on the track.