2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS in Red

The 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS performance overview

This is the most powerful road-ready sports car every built in the history of Porsche.   With power up by 90 horsepower and the weight reduced by 154 pounds, it has the best power to weight ratio in its class, with just 4.9 pounds per horsepower.

The 3.6 litre 6-cylinder boxer engine boosted by two turbochargers with variable turbine geometry, combined with a gasoline engine, drives the rear wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox. Developed especially for the 911 GT2 RS, the tires are 325-30s on 19 inch rims and transfer this tremendous power into equally tremendous performance and acceleration on the road.  It generates 620hp at 6500 rpm.  The maximum torque of 516 pound feet is available from 2250 rpm.  It goes from 0 to 60 in 3.4 seconds; from 0-124 in 9.8 seconds, and 0-186 in 28.9 seconds.  It boasts a top track speed of 205 miles per hour and achieved a lightening fast lap at nurburg ring of just 7minutes and 18 seconds.

Despite the increased power, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are down 5 percent, compared to the previous generation GT2.

The phenomenal stopping power is due to the Porsche composite ceramic brakes.  The longitudinal and crosswise dynamics are ensured by the Porsche Adaptive Suspension Management, anti-roll bars, dynamic engine mounts and Porsche Stability Management.

YouTube Link: 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS video

Setting it apart from the previous generation GT2 is its use of carbon-fibre-reinforced components in a matt-black surface finish, even wider wheels and flared wheel arches at the front, new light-alloy wheels with central locking hubs, as well as ”GT2 RS“ model designations on the doors and rear lid. The upgraded front spoiler lip and the rear spoiler lip made of CFR are now almost 0.4 inches higher to provide aerodynamic precision as well as extra downforce.

The interior more closely resembles a luxurious racecar and flaunts its sporty performance in every detail, featuring lightweight bucket seats made of carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic in carbon surface finish and lightweight door panels with door opening straps. The basic interior color is black, which contrasts nicely with the seat centre sections and the roof lining as well as the segments on the steering wheel rim. The gearshift and handbrake lever are both finished in red alcantara.

Limited to just 500 units worldwide, the 911 Gt2 RS will be available in the US in October 2010 and will have an MSRP of $245,000 US dollars.

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Written by Roadfly Charlie

Charlie is Roadfly’s founder and publisher, and was taught to drive by his father in a 1974 Porsche 914. That made poor Charlie a Porsche fanboy for life, and after driving a 911SC at 16, he bought and campaigned a variety of 944s at racetracks up and down the East Coast, earning awards and track records in his twenties. Charlie never really got over the car bug, and after a career in real estate development he founded the Internet media firm that became Roadfly. Charlie lives in McLean, VA with his wife and two daughters, and between the demands of family and business doesn’t have much time to play with cars anymore, excluding the machinery we review.

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