Porsche 911 GT2 RS 

  • $246k built in Germany
  • 2010
  • 612 HP 3.6L
  • 204 mph
There are a few adjustments to fit this turbo application and for even better response the rear axle has more solid linkages than the GT3 RS.
by EVO (Jul, 2010)
The GT2 RS's engine is a work of art - among its features are a lightweight single-mass flywheel (8kg lighter than its GT2 equivalent) and two variable-geometry vane turbochargers.
by Top Gear (Sep, 2010)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS

0-60mph

911 GT2 RS
3.7 s
Nissan GT-R
2.7 s
918 Spyder
2.8 s

Top speed

911 GT2 RS
204 mph
F50 GT1
236 mph
Rt 12 R
229 mph

0-100mph

911 GT2 RS
6.5 s
Ford GT
8 s

1/4 mile

911 GT2 RS
11 s

Nurburgring time

911 GT2 RS
7:24.0
918 Spyder
6:57.0

Data points Key details of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS

Price

911 GT2 RS
$246k
F50 GT1
$1.4M
918 Spyder
$1.006M

Number built

911 GT2 RS
500 cars
Ford GT
4,038 cars
918 Spyder
918 cars

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What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Powertrain

The bigger engine gets hotter cams with greater valve lift and the addition of variable valve timing to the exhaust cams (the intakes already had it).
by Car and Driver (Apr, 2009)
It also reflects that the GT3 uses a race-derived Getrag transmission with heavy-duty steel synchronizers, much shorter gearing, a dedicated oil cooling system, and interchangeable ratios, rather than the Aisin transmission used in other 911s.
by Car and Driver (Apr, 2009)
But as soon as you spin the key and initiate the raspy exhaust, you know you’re not in a car designed for daily commuting.
by Car and Driver (Apr, 2009)

Performance

Optional ceramic composite brakes can take the braking ability of the 911 even higher, and the aluminum-and-steel body is designed from the ground up to absorb impact energy while protecting the occupants.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2012)
You can apply this by being really strong, using a very large torque wrench, or springing $400 for a trick socket that incorporates a small planetary gearbox to multiply the torque from a normal-size wrench.
by Car and Driver (Apr, 2009)
While the 2012 Porsche 911 hasn't yet been rated by the NHTSA or IIHS, it is equipped with a wide array of safety equipment, including a full complement of airbags, traction and stability control, anti-lock brakes, and Porsche's proprietary Torque Vectoring Control and Dynamic Chassis Control.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2012)

Engine

If it doesn't, consider that it is a full 14 seconds faster than the old 530bhp 911 GT2, which was itself a monster, and 21 seconds faster than a four-wheel-drive 911 Turbo.
by Top Gear (Sep, 2010)
When I asked him whether he appreciated the linear power delivery and crisp throttle response of normally aspirated cars despite working almost exclusively with turbos, he thought for a minute and then said, "you don't pay good money to watch girls play softball - you pay good money to watch men play baseball.
by Top Gear (Sep, 2010)
Oddly, the new engine does not get the direct fuel injection that is rapidly spreading through the rest of the Porsche lineup, mostly because the GT3 engine is a race-derived unit that remains distinct from the mainstream models.
by Car and Driver (Apr, 2009)

Handling

Its steering is as good as it gets, with perfect weighting, a natural buildup of forces during cornering, and great accuracy.
by Car and Driver (Jul, 2009)
Its steering is as good as it gets, with perfect weighting, a natural buildup of forces during cornering, and great accuracy.
by Car and Driver (Jul, 2009)
The GT3’s steering is about as good as it gets, with perfect weighting, a natural and progressive buildup of forces during cornering, and tremendous accuracy.
by Car and Driver (Apr, 2009)

Transmission

It hasn't yet been crash tested, but the 2012 Porsche 911 offers an impressive array of standard safety equipment.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2012)
Both front seats are very comfortable, either with the standard base seats or the pricey sport seats, though the extra bolstering and adjustability of the sport seats may suit a wider range of body types as well as holding occupants in place with more authority during aggressive maneuvers.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2012)
SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSIONFor 2012, Porsche has introduced the world's first 7-speed manual transmission.
by KBB (Jul, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Porsche
Price $245,950
Type of car Production car
Year 2010
City mileage 15 MPG
Highway mileage 22 MPG
Number built 500 cars

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.92 lb/hp
Maximum hp 612 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 518 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Max RPM 6,800 RPM
Engine placement Rear
Weight distribution 39%/61%
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,600 cc
Cylinders Flat 6
Air compressor Twin turbocharger
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.94 in / 3.01 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

road tests

Top speed 204 mph
1/4 mile 11 s
0-60mph 3.7 s
0-100mph 6.5 s
0-200kph 9.4 s
20.6km nurburgring time 7:24.0
Laguna seca lap time 1:35.56
Hockenheim short lap time 1:08.40

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/PSM, LSD
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.15:1
  2. 2: 1.89:1
  3. 3: 1.4:1
  4. 4: 1.09:1
  5. 5: 0.89:1
  6. 6: 0.73:1
Axle ratio 3.44:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo 14.96 in Disc
Rear brakes Brembo 13.78 in Disc
Front wheels 483/? 19
Rear wheels 483/? 19

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,014 lb
Width 72.9 in
Height 58.3 in
Length 175.9 in
Front track width 59.4 in
Wheelbase 92.5 in
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