Official 2011 Porsche 997 GT2 RS

It is official! The Porsche 911 GT2 RS is the most powerful, street legal Porsche ever! Some figures: seven minutes, 18 seconds on the Nordschleife, power is 620hp, weight is 1,370kgs (3,020lb) in road trim with all fluids on board.

The latest 911 is the fastest and most powerful road-going sports car ever built in the history of Porsche. With horsepower up by 90 and weight down by 70kgs (154 lbs) in comparison with the previous 911 GT2, the new 911 GT2 RS has a power-to-weight ratio of just 2.21kg (4.9lbs) per horsepower, by far the best power/weight ratio in its class.

The 3.6 liter six-cylinder boxer engine features two variable turbine geometry turbochargers and provides power to the rear wheels. The engine is only available linked to a six-speed manual gearbox. Stopping power is achieved via the Porsche Composite Ceramic Brakes (PCCB) system.

New tires were specifically developed for the 911 GT2 RS and measure 245/35 ZR 19 at the front and 325/30 ZR 19 at the rear. The Porsche Adaptive Suspension Management (PASM), anti-roll bars, specific engine mounts and recalibrated Porsche Stability Management (PSM) are available to ensure the best possible ride. The PSM stability and traction control functions can be switched off individually.

The ultimate 911 accelerates from 0-100km/h (62mph) in 3.4 seconds, boasts a top-track speed of 330km/h (205mph) and laps the Nordschleife racetrack in just seven minutes and 18 seconds.

But there is more. The new 911 GT2 RS stands out from the other 911 models through the use of carbon-fiber-reinforced components with a matt-black surface finish, even wider wheels including flared wheel arches at the front, new light-alloy wheels with central locking and GT2 RS model designations on the doors and rear lid. Matte-finish carbon redesigned front spoiler lip and the 3/8th of an inch (10 mm) taller rear spoiler lip are fitted to the car to enhance aerodynamics and provide extra downforce.

The interior of the 911 GT2 RS includes lightweight two-piece bucket seats made of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic and lightweight door panels with fabric straps instead of traditional door handles. The basic interior color is black, which contrasts with red elements, such as the seat center sections, the roof lining and segments of the steering wheel rim. The gearshift and handbrake lever are also finished in red alcantara.

Limited to just 500 units worldwide, the 911 GT2 RS will be available in the US October 2010 and will have a MSRP of $ 245,000. Price in Europe will be in the range of € 190,000 excluding taxes. The availability in Europe is not official yet, but we expect September 2010.

Stay tuned for more pictures and videos in the upcoming days!

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