Porsche’s 2018 911 GT2 RS Marks The Return Of The Widowmaker

In addition to our previous scoop on the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS, we bring you a fresh set of photos showing the next ultimate 911 being tested at the Nurburgring.

The admittedly scariest version of the 911 is getting the final touches from Porsche and from what we keep hearing, it’s going to be really, really good.

The car you see in the photos is wearing its final production body but Porsche managed to hide away most of its extreme aero agenda out of sight, using extra body panels on places like the front and rear bumpers and the side air intakes.

If you look closely though, you’ll spot the pair of winglets on the front bumper, which together with the louvered front fenders, the additional scoops on the hood and that giant rear wing will make this Porsche not only the most aggressive of its kind but is also going to allow it to produce even bigger downforce levels from the GT3 RS, which has the best aero suit in the 991 family so far.

Power will come from an updated version of the twin-turbo flat six unit found in the 911 Turbo, offering around 650hp, channeled to the rear axle alone in true GT2 fashion. Porsche has recently confirmed that the sole transmission option will be the PDK double-clutch gearbox, as it was deemed the best solution for a car of this calibre. Needless to say that hardcore fans of the manual gearbox can drown their sorrows with a new GT3 instead.

Porsche will reveal the new widow-maker either later this year or in early 2018 so if you are on the lookout, prepared to be scared. Like really scared.

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  • BlackRock

    Dear Porsche:

    Please reduce the size of the rear spoiler as it does not fit the magnificent look of the 911 GT2 RS. YOU’LL RUIN IT WITH THAT SPOILER!

    • xDRAN0x

      GT3 has a huge spoiler also. I thnink on these specific models its fine

      • Six_Tymes

        I agree, leave it. they put it there because it needs it, they didn’t put it there for looks. blackrock doesn’t understand.

        • Infinite1

          Agreed.

    • fgclolz

      I agree, that spoiler looks horrible. I’m pretty sure that’s not the final look of the spoiler. It will probably somewhere along the lines of the 2 previous GT2 but it will probably be this big.

      • Six_Tymes

        it should be much larger hopefully.

        • Acid90

          Get a formula one car then

      • Infinite1

        When you buy a car of this magnitude, it’s going to do what it’s engineered to do: perform on and off the track. With that said, everything on the car is functional. Beauty is in the eye of the holder: Some people like Porsche, some like Ferraris, and there are blind ones that like fiber glass body kits on a 1994 Toyota Tercel. To each his own.

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