Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport Brings 700 hp to the Starting Line-up
World Premiere in Los Angeles
Spectacular and almost ready for series production: the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport has celebrated its world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The 515 kW (700 hp) racing version of the 911 GT2 RS* road sports car is limited to a series of 200, and can only be used at Clubsport fixtures and selected motorsport events. “Our customers will not only be able to drive the GT2 RS Clubsport at track days, but also – over the next few years – at international racing events. We’re currently having very productive conversations about this with race organiser SRO,” comments Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, Head of Motorsport and GT Vehicles.
As is also the case with the 935 introduced nine weeks ago, the engineering in this race car from Weissach is based on the high-performance 911 GT2 RS sportscar. Both share their drive systems with the road version: a highly advanced 3.8 flat-six engine with biturbo charging. The power of the rear engine is transferred to the 310 mm-wide rear wheels by means of a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK) with rigid suspension. In all racing versions of the 911, including this one, the driver uses easy-to-access rocker switches on the steering wheel for changing gear. The position of the engine behind the rear axle guarantees extraordinary traction and braking behaviour. On the front axle, six-piston aluminium monobloc racing brake callipers are combined with ventilated and slotted steel brake discs with a diameter of 390 mm, ensuring excellent deceleration values. Four-piston callipers and 380 mm discs are fitted on the rear axle.
Exactly as in the street-legal 911 GT2 RS, the lightweight 1,390 kg Clubsport version features Porsche Stability Management (PSM) including traction control, as well as an Anti-Blocking System (ABS). The driver assist systems can be separately adjusted or completely switched off depending on the respective driving situation, using a “map” switch on the central console.
In the 911 GT2 RS Clubsport, the carbon steering wheel with colour display as its backdrop are taken from the 911 GT3 R from the 2019 model year. A solid roll cage guarantees maximum safety, alongside the racing bucket seat and six-point belt; while an air conditioning system ensures optimum internal cooling.
The new Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport is available to order at the price of €405,000 plus VAT at the appropriate country-specific rate. From May 2019, customers will receive their vehicles while there are also exclusive delivery events taking place.