1,307 hp total power: first appearance for two exceptional 911s
Porsche at the Festival of Speed 2017
Porsche is celebrating the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017 in the UK by unveiling two exceptional sports cars: the new 911 GT2 RS and the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series. The new top model from the near-motorsport GT series reaches a spectacular 700 hp (515 kW) thanks to a major increase in power. This makes the high-performance sports car the fastest and most powerful road-approved 911 ever. At 607 hp (446 kW), the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series represents another milestone. In addition to a power increase of 27 hp, the small-series 911 features an extra-stylish interior and exterior. The 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series is limited to 500 units worldwide. The Festival of Speed – also known as the largest motoring garden party in the world – will be held from June 29 to July 2, 2017 in West Sussex.
The new 911 GT2 RS sees Porsche take turbo technology to new heights. The biturbo engine with a displacement of 3.8 litres delivers 59 kW (80 hp) more power than the engine in the previous model. For the first time, a Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transfers the enormous power to the rear wheels. Thanks to its lightweight construction and thoroughbred motorsport chassis with rear axle steering, this fascinating two-seater offers competitive driving dynamics at speeds of up to 340 km/h. The optional Weissach package improves the weight-to-power ratio even further as the lighter components made from carbon and magnesium provide a weight saving of 30 kg.
Porsche will unveil the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series at Goodwood as a luxury counterpart to the 911 GT2 RS. The engine, design and equipment all bear the hallmarks of Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur. From a technical perspective, this limited-edition small series includes a power increase of 27 hp. Many of the body parts of the Golden Yellow Metallic Coupé are made of lightweight materials. The interior is particularly refined, with such features as two-layer leather covers, Alcantara roof lining in a Golden Yellow double-stripe look and Gold-coloured metal thread in the trim strips. The exclusive Turbo model is also available in five additional exterior colours on request.
Porsche in the UK: Uninterrupted growth
Porsche enjoys ever-growing popularity among British sports car customers. Between 2011 and 2016, total deliveries doubled to reach 13,288 vehicles. The SUV series have become established as best-sellers in the country. The most successful model line last year was the Macan with 4,618 new vehicles, followed by the Cayenne with 3,388 units. The 911 models take third place with 2,152 units. The Boxster (1,457) and Cayman (1,226) enjoyed a similar level of popularity. As it moved to a new generation, the Panamera remained at 446 units.