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2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS interior

Year 2011
Engine 3.6 litre, Twin-turbo, Flat 6 cylinder
Transmission 6-speed, manual RWD
Max speed 205 mph
0-60 mph 3.5 seconds
Horsepower 620 hp @ 6,500 rpm
weight 1,370 kg / 3,020 lbs

Just a few short hours after the unofficial unveiling of the 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS, fresh images and the full details of the car were released by Porsche. And here they are.

The 2011 911 GT2 RS is the fastest, most powerful, and most brutal road-legal 911 ever to come from the company. Power is up by 90 horses over the previous 911 GT2, and the weight has been slashed by a considerable 70 kgs (154 lbs).

As a byproduct of this weight saving - and despite the performance improvements, the 2011 911 GT2 RS actually produces around 5 percent less emissions than its predecessor. Lightweight features developed for the 2011 GT2 RS include: use of lighter aluminium transverse arms and diagonal struts in the rear suspension, carbon fibre reinforced front lid and rear spoiler, polycarbonate rear window and side windows, lightweight engine cover, lighter single-mass flywheel, and featherweight lithium-ion battery.

The 3.6 litre flat-six cylinder engine is fed by two turbochargers with variable turbine geometry. Power output for this unit stands at 620 hp @ 6,500 rpm, while the torque figure comes in at 700Nm @ 2,500 - 5,500 rpm. The power is transmitted to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox.

Obviously with such potent drivetrain at your disposal, a suitably matched braking system is a necessity - If you want to stay alive anyway. The 2011 911 GT2 RS features Porsche's PCCB composite ceramic brakes fitted as standard.

In its exterior styling, the new 911 GT2 RS stands out clearly from the 911 GT2 through the use of carbon fibre reinforced (CFR) components which are finished in matt-black. At the front, the new, wider 911 GT2-style light-alloy wheels with centre locking are shrouded by flared wheel arches. "GT2 RS" model designations give further differentiation on the doors and rear engine cover. The upgraded front spoiler lip and the rear spoiler lip are also made of CFR and display a surface carbon finish. The rear spoiler lip is now 10 millimeters higher to ensure the right aerodynamic precision, as well as extra downforce.

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