Mississauga, Ontario – Porsche has announced its fastest and most powerful road-going sports car in its history, the new 911 GT2 RS, which will go on sale in Canada in October at $297,000. Only 500 will be available worldwide.
The new model will make its world debut at the Moscow auto show on August 25, 2010.
Weighing just 1,370 kg, the 911 GT2 RS makes 620 horsepower, 90 more than the 911 GT2, resulting in a power-to-weight ratio of just 2.21 kg/hp. Lighter weight and increased efficiency also result in lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of approximately five per cent versus the 911 GT2.
The 911 GT2 RS uses a 3.6-litre six-cylinder boxer engine with two turbochargers with variable turbine geometry, and transmits power to the rear wheels exclusively through a six-speed manual gearbox. Acceleration times are zero to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds, zero to 200 km/h in 9.8 seconds, and zero to 300 km/h in 28.9 seconds, with a top track speed of 330 km/h. Chassis and handling features include Porsche Adaptive Suspension Management, unique anti-roll bars, specific engine mounts and recalibrated Porsche Stability Management.
Other features include carbon fibre reinforced components with matte black surface finish, wide centre-locking wheels, lightweight two-piece carbon fibre reinforced plastic bucket seats, lightweight door panels with fabric straps instead of door handles, and black interior with red accents.