Porsche India today launched its 911 GT2 RS sports car in Mumbai, at prices starting from Rs 3.88 crore. The Porsche 911 GT2 RS is considered as a road-approved sports car, as it holds a record on the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife with a lap time of 6 minutes and 47.3 seconds. The GT2 RS is claimed to be the fastest 911 of all time.
The 911 GT2 RS is powered by a 3.8 l, bi-turbo engine that delivers 700 hp of power, 80 hp more that its 3.6 l predecessor. The sports car becomes the first 911 GT2 RS to be equipped with a double-clutch transmission called the Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK). The PDK is claimed to have been customised for the car and offers special features designed specifically for the track. The Intelligent Shift Program enhances gear shifting, whilst the ‘Paddle Neutral’ function gives greater driver control and is reserved solely for Porsche GT sports cars.
The new sports car weighs 1,470 kg with a full fuel tank that to its aluminium-steel composite construction, and accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds. In addition, the Weissach package on the 911 GT2 RS that is available as an option offers up to 30 kg additional weight savings. The rear-wheel drive Coupé has a claimed top speed of 340 km/h, and achieves a torque output of 750 Nm. The Porsche 911 GT2 RS is equipped with a motorsport chassis with active performance systems. Other performance features include ultra-high performance mixed tyres, Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) system, rear-axle steering and active driving systems including the PSM Sport function.
In terms of visual characteristics, the design of the 911 GT2 RS is centred on the vehicle’s racing properties from every angle, Porsche said. It features a wide, low front spoiler lip, air intakes on the front-end and behind the doors, and air vent in front of the front lid, typical for 911s in the GT class. The interior is dominated by red Alcantara, black leather and a carbon-weave finish as standard. This is combined with a sports steering wheel with gearshift paddles, full bucket seats, and the Clubsport package which includes roll cage and six-point driver seat belt as standard.
Pavan Shetty, Director, Porsche India, said the 911 GT2 RS is the concentration of the company’s motorsport expertise into one high-performance model that also masters everyday driving. Despite its superior racing dynamics, this top 911 model is as predictable and reliable to handle as any other Porsche, he added. Shetty noted that there is an increasing demand for sports cars in India, and with vehicles like the 911 GT2 RS, Porsche is confident it is well-placed to meet that demand.