700HP 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Is The Most Powerful 911 Of All Time

The wait is over, Porsche has finally revealed the most powerful road-legal 911 ever in the form of the new GT2 RS.

The German company pulled the wraps off their new beast at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and the numbers are just jaw-dropping: the twin-turbo 3.8-liter flat-six pumps out 690 horses (700PS), allowing for a 0-100km/h in 2.8 seconds (0-60mph in 2.7).

The engine is mated to a customised seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic (no manual is available) that enables “power to be transferred with uninterrupted traction”. Flat-out it’ll do 211mph (340km/h).

The engine is based on the unit found in the Turbo S model, only now it features larger turbochargers, an additional water-spray cooling system and a bespoke lightweight titanium exhaust system.

Unlike its Turbo cousins, the GT2 RS sends its power to the rear wheels alone but the chassis is full of tricks to help it put its colossal power on the road. Rear-axle steering is one of them, along with a specially calibrated PSM and ultra sticky tires (265/35 ZR 20 at the front and 325/30 ZR 21 at the rear). Stopping is provided by a set of standard ceramic brakes.

The bodywork is littered with carbon-fiber, with the bonnet, front wings, rear side intakes and parts of the rear end all made from the lightweight stuff. The roof is made from magnesium as standard. Porsche says the new GT2 RS tips the scales at 1,470kg (3,240lbs) with a full fuel tank.

Customers will be able though to opt for the Weissach package, which trims a further 30kg off the weight, thanks to the additional use of carbon-fiber and titanium parts. This includes the roof, the anti-roll bars and the coupling rods on both axles made out of carbon-fiber while the package also includes a set of magnesium wheels.

The interior is dressed with red Alcantara, black leather and carbon trim details. The optional Chrono package expands the infotainment’s functions to include a performance display that shows things like lap times and a lap trigger of its own, which is controlled through the Porsche Track Precision App.

Pricing for the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS starts from £207,506 in the UK, with the Weissach package asking for a further £21,042. US customers on the other hand will have to pay at least $293,200, with the car expected to reach this side of the pond in early 2018.

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  • Auf Wiedersehen

    Crazy that kind of power from 3.8L flat six….Amazing engineering to say the least.

    • Big Black Duck

      and that sound!

  • Vassilis

    Insane. I really hope I get to drive it in Assetto Corsa 😀

    • Dennis James

      Car video games versus real cars is very much like masturbation versus real women.

      • Kevin Tay

        and your point is?

      • Vassilis

        haha except you don’t need to pay hundreds of thousands to have a nice girl.

      • Tumbi Mtika

        Except paying money for real women is illegal where I live.

  • LJ

    So is it 690hp or 700hp?

    And wasn’t this car revealed at E3 in the beginning of June?

    • Kaisuke971

      690bhp 700PS, same thing.

      • LJ

        I mean, I get it… but what if it was 685hp? Would you still round up? What if it were 680?
        Why not just say what it is?

        • Kaisuke971

          It’s not rounding up, those are difference units. There is the american horsepower (here 690hp/bhp) and the metric horsepower (here 700hp/PS, PS just being the german translation).

          • LJ

            Ok, so you’re saying that 690HP = 700PS? If that’s the case, then the headline is wrong.

          • Kaisuke971

            Oh yeah you’re right i didn’t see that lol

          • LJ

            Lol. I know I’m making a stupid point, but still… why call it 700hp if it technically isn’t.
            Kind of a slippery slope, is all.

          • Kaisuke971

            Well it is, in metric horsepower. I think there is a sort of clash between clickbait and science here

          • LJ

            Gotcha.

          • Crbuff

            I read that it’s 710PS and 700HP…..hence 700HP…..from a Porsche based magazine.

          • Jan Mleziva

            it is 700HP in the world that uses international standardized units. In a country that has units that make no sense, 690 of their HP equals to 700 standard HP.

  • Blade t

    700hp and rwd , should be fun. …

    • Tumbi Mtika

      I guess they weren’t legally allowed to add the manual though.

  • Six_Tymes

    the new widow maker. awesome

  • SteersUright

    Awesome car. Then you look at the price and I think, nah. At $300k+ and anywhere other than a track perhaps, this car is so easily overshadowed by a number of more exotic, more special, and more beautiful cars. I think the 911’s value proposition (if it could have one) sort of peaks with the GTS and possibly GT3 models at about $150k. You can add another $100k to a Camaro’s sticker price, give it 385mm tires all around and 900hp and I’m sure GM could have it destroy damn near everything on a track. Doesn’t mean I’d ever want a $150k Camaro. Same with this $300k+ 911. Its delightful overkill for someone who lucked their way into obscene riches and wants the rarest 911 around.

    • Crbuff

      You’d think a muscle car could do that. But this car is more about Porsche performance and track engineering than anything else. It’s being said it will beat the Lamborghini record holder on the ring as well as Porsche’s own hypercar 918 with 887 horsepower. Truly doubt a super blown Camaro is going to walk away from it on the track. Hell, the new Camaro ZL1 just ran a record breaking 7:16 on the ring but the new 991.2 GT3 beat it by three seconds at 7:13 (with a flat 6, no turbos, and only 500hp) Imagine a GT3 with an additional 200HP and you’ll get an idea of how fast this car is on the track. Plus you have four wheel steer and massive traction on those rear wheels that LAUNCH you out of her corners. It’s pretty insane.

    • Kaisuke971

      Good luck to fit 385mm tires at the front. Do you have any idea how wide that is btw ???

      • Jan Mleziva

        I guess it is 385mm wide, isnt it?

    • SomeGreek

      Unlike the previous comenters i get your point. Yet i don’t mind an overengineered car with an 100% premium on it’s price. It’s an interesting excersize.

  • Ermal Morina

    I’m saying it again,pretty sure this thing gonna be faster than the 918

    • Crbuff

      The rumor is that it’s quite a bit faster.

  • alexxx

    beast

  • It’s perfect car to replace AMG GT as Safety Car in Formula 1 World Championship….

  • Six Thousand Times

    My only regret is that it’s too much of a racer in appearance. The last GT2 didn’t look a lot different from the standard (?) Turbo. I still would, though…

  • Howard Rosenbaum

    PDK clutch – even grandma can pilot “the most powerful 911 of all time “.
    While a manual would be a trip in this thing , the 2.7 seconds bragging rights would be hard to pull off w/even the most competent driver w/out the PDK …

  • An Existing Person

    I can only imagine how insane this would be in a manual instead of the PDK.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    700!!! From a Six-cyl?

    Well done, Porsche.