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2010 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

Stuttgart. The time: seven minutes, 18 seconds on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. The power: 620 hp. The weight: 1,370 kilograms or 3,021 lb in road trim with all fluids on board. The car: the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS. The GT2 RS is making its world debut at the Moscow Auto Show on August 25th.

The future top GT model marking the absolute climax in the 911 range is the fastest and most powerful road-going sports car ever built in the history of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart. With power up by 90 hp and weight down by 70 kilograms or 154 lb in comparison with the 911 GT2, the new 911 GT2 RS has a power-to-weight ratio of just 2.21 kilos or 4.9 lb per horsepower, by far the best power/weight ratio in its class.

2010 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

Obviously, these are the ideal ingredients for an ultra-high-performance sports car with supreme agility, truly blistering performance on the road, and of course exemplary Porsche Intelligent Performance. For despite this extra power and performance, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions versus the 911 GT2 are down by approximately 5 per cent to 11.9 ltr/100 km (equal to 23.7 mpg imp) and 284 g/km.

The 3.6 litre six-cylinder boxer engine boosted by two turbochargers with variable turbine geometry exclusive to Porsche in its combination with a gasoline engine drives the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox. Developed especially for the 911 GT2 RS, sports tyres measuring 325/30 ZR 19 convert this massive power into equally massive performance and acceleration on the road: 0 to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds, 0 to 200 km/h in just 9.8 seconds, and 0 to 300 km/h in 28.9 seconds. Top speed is 330 km/h.

2010 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

Equally supreme stopping power on this ultra-high-performance sports car comes from PCCB composite ceramic brakes. Appropriate longitudinal and crosswise dynamics are ensured by the sporting RS set-up of the springs, PASM Porsche Adaptive Suspension Management, anti-roll bars, as well as the engine mounts and PSM Porsche Stability Management.

In its looks the new 911 GT2 RS stands out clearly from the 911 GT2 above all through the lavish use of carbon-fibre-reinforced (CFR) components in matt-black surface finish, even wider wheels and flared wheel arches at the front, new 911 GT2 light-alloy wheels with central locking, as well as ”GT2 RS“ model designations on the doors and rear lid. The upgraded front spoiler lip and the rear spoiler lip made of CFR and now 10 millimetres or almost 0.4 inches higher, again in surface carbon finish, ensure the right aerodynamic precision as well as extra downforce.

The interior also exudes the flair of sporting performance in virtually every detail, featuring lightweight bucket seats made of carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic in carbon surface finish and lightweight door panels with door opening straps. The basic interior colour is black, contrasting attractively with features such as the seat centre sections and the roof lining as well as segments on the steering wheel rim. The gearshift and handbrake lever are both finished in red alcantara.

Limited to just 500 units, the 911 GT2 RS will be available in Europe from September 2010, in the USA from October 2010. The Euro base price is 199,500.- Euro. Including VAT and national specifications/equipment the new 911 GT2 RS will retail in Germany at a price of 237,578 Euro.

In Detail

type Series Production Car
built at Stuttgart, Germany
production 500
price $ $ 245,950
price €/td> €199,500
price £/td> £164,107
engine Aluminum M96/70S Flat-6
position Rear Longitudinal
aspiration Borg Warner Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG) Twin Turbos
block material Aluminum
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cy w/Expansion Intake
fuel feed Bosch Motronic DME 7.8 Fuel injection
displacement 3596 cc / 219.4 in³
bore 100 mm / 3.94 in
stroke 76.4 mm / 3.01 in
compression 9.0:1
power 455.6 kw / 611 bhp @ 6500 rpm
specific output 169.91 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 445.99 bhp per tonne
torque 699.6 nm / 516 ft lbs @ 2250 rpm
redline 6800
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheels RWD w/PSM, LSD
front tires 235/35VR19 87Y
rear tires 325/30VR19 107Y
front brakes PCCB Ceramic Discs w/Brembro 6-Piston Calipers, ABS
rear brakes PCCB Ceramic Discs w/Brembro 4-Piston Calipers, ABS
front wheels F 48.3 x 21.6 cm / 19 x 8.5 in
rear wheels R 48.3 x 30.5 cm / 19 x 12 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Variable Power Assist
f suspension MacPherson Struts w/Adj Lower Control Arms, Coil Springs, Electric Adj Tube Shocks, Adj Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Multi-Link w/coil Springs, Electric Adj Tube Shocks, Adj Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1370 kg / 3021 lbs
weight distro 39 % / 61 %
wheelbase 2350 mm / 92.5 in
front track 1514 mm / 59.6 in
rear track 1549 mm / 61 in
length 4468 mm / 175.9 in
width 1852 mm / 72.9 in
height 1481 mm / 58.3 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.15:1, 1.89:1, 1.40:1, 1.09:1, 0.89:1, 0.73:1
final drive 3.44:1
top speed ~330 kph / 204.93 mph
0 – 100 kph ~3.5 seconds
0 – 200 kph ~9.8 seconds
combined fuel econ eu 11.9 L/100 km or 19.77 mpg-us
emission 284 g/km