Fierce 690bhp Porsche 911 GT2 RS released

2.8-second 0-62mph time, 211mph top speed and £207,506 price tag for most powerful road-going 911 ever

This is the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS: the fastest 911 the company has ever made.

The GT2 RS is designed for the racetrack first and the road second. While the standard 911 has two small but useful rear seats, the GT2 RS is strictly a two-seater, and features many weight-saving and power-boosting tweaks, as well as a “flawless racing chassis”.

At its heart lies a twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre six-cylinder engine, which has been tuned to produce a heady 690bhp. Power is sent to the GT2’s rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

Porsche 911 GT2 RS design

The 911 GT2 RS has extreme bodywork, with an unapologetically vast rear wing and slashes on almost every panel for feeding the engine and brakes with air, or generating downforce to improve grip.

As a track-focused road car, the 911 GT2 RS is made from exotic materials. The brakes are carbon-ceramic, parts of the rear bodywork are carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic, while the roof is magnesium.

Under the bodywork, there’s barely an inch of the 911 GT2 RS that hasn’t received attention from Porsche’s engineers. Inside, red Alcantara suede fabric and black leather, while the bucket seats are finished in carbon weave.

The exhaust has been specially designed and makes “an emotional sound without precedent”, the stability programme has a freshly calibrated sport mode, while the rear-wheel steering helps the GT2 achieve cornering speeds “on another level”.

Porsche 911 GT2 RS Weissach package

The 911 GT2 RS is already expensive, but many owners are likely to specify the £21,000 Weissach package. This shaves 30kg off the car’s dry weight, brings magnesium wheels and also sees the roof and parts of the suspension made from carbon.

Other options include an £8,000 watch, while many 911 GT2 RS customers are expected to specify the Chrono Package. This brings a time-logging function and display, as well as a lap trigger for tracking times on the track.

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