When Porsche revealed the 997 GT2 RS in 2010 it was their most powerful production car yet which surprisingly included the 2003 Carrera GT! It was described at its launch by the press as, "encouragingly unhinged", "the maddest Porsche in a good while" and "Legalised insanity from those wacky folk in Porsche's Motorsport department".
To achieve that Porsche married the twin turbo 3.6-litre motor from the outgoing GT2 to a substantially modified version of ultra-hardcore chassis of the then current GT3 RS. Then boost was upped from 1.4 to 1.6bar, liberating another 88bhp to finally gain entry for the 911 to the rather exclusive club of standard production cars with over 600bhp - 611bhp, to be precise. Its power was transferred to the road via a six-speed manual gearbox and rear-wheel drive
With 611bhp, 516lb ft of torque, a top speed of 205mph, a 0-62mph figure of just 3.5 secands and a 0-100mph of just 7 seconds the GT2 RS has performance figures of hypercar level of that era.
The GT2 RS's reason for being wasn't solely its extra grunt, weight-loss was key too, and 70 kilos had been cut when compared to the then outgoing GT2. Use of lightweight carbonfibre-reinforced plastic for everything from the rear spoiler lip to the bucket seats all added up, while the regular battery was replaced by a lithium-ion item, the rear and side windows were changed for polycarbonate and the rear suspension arms made from aluminium. To finish it off lighter alloy wheels shrouded the as-standard composite ceramic brakes. Not even Ferrari's 599 GTO could get close to the power-to-weight ratio of this Porsche.
This UK supplied C16 example was specified in Guards Red over Black Leather and Alcantara with complementary red seatbelts and red stitching and delivered to its first owner on 24th November 2010. One of c.20 UK supplied examples, this car features the desirable Clubsport package including the half rear cage, Sport Chrono package Plus and the lesser optioned carbon fibre front wings, offering a wider and lighter alternative to standard.
This example further receives Porsche PCM including navigation, telephone preparation, USB interface, carbon fibre centre console, sound package plus, home link, cruise control, auto dimming mirrors and an aluminium look fuel cap. Additionally fitted are the more comfortable split/fold sports bucket seats.
Residing in the care of just two meticulous keepers, this example has covered just 12,400 miles from new. In the care of its first keeper, the steering wheel was upgraded by Porsche Centre Sutton Coldfield to 911 GT3 RS 4.0 specification.
This wonderful GT2 RS is available to view at our showrooms just outside London immediately.
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