Porsche India has launched the most powerful 911 GT2 RS in the country at Rs 3.88 crore (ex-showroom, India). It’s not only the most powerful 911 model but also the most expensive 911 model as well. The 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series which costs Rs 3.56 crore (ex-showroom, India) is the second most expensive 911 model by the automaker in the country while the most affordable 911 is the Carrera, which is priced at Rs 1.53 crore (ex-showroom, India). The newly launched 911 GT2 RS made its global debut at Goodwood last year and the manufacturer launched the car within an year of its debut to the Indian market.
Commenting on the launch, Pavan Shetty, Director of Porsche India, said, “This is a great day for sports car fans in India. The 911 GT2 RS is the concentration of Porsche’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. We are seeing an increasing demand for true sports cars in India, and with vehicles like the 911 GT2 RS, we are confident Porsche is well placed to meet that demand and offer a truly unique driving experience on the road and the racetrack.”
Under the hood, the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS comes powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged, six cylinder engine capable of churning out 686 bhp of maximum power and 750 Nm of peak torque. With its impressive performance capabilities, the car is capable of doing 0-100 kmph in just 2.8 seconds with the top speed of 340 kmph. The automaker has introduced the new sportscar with an all-wheel drive system.
In terms of looks, designing and features, the new 911 GT2 RS gets wide, low front spoiler lip, striking air intakes on the aerodynamic front end and behind the doors, and the air vent in front of the front lid like any other 911 in the GT class. At the inside, the features include red Alcantara, black leather and a carbon-weave finish as standard along with 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. Also, the Weissach package is available as an option, offering up to 30 kg weight saving for an even greater performance and already featuring a lightweight, aluminum-steel composite construction.
Apart from these, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS gets active suspension management which adjusts damping on each wheel based on the road or track conditions. The German automaker is also offering rear axle steering and torque-vectoring system. Also, to make sure you’re planted on the road, Porsche’s Stability Management is there as well as carbon ceramic brakes as standard. In order to shed the weight, parts like the bonnet, front wheels, mirror caps, rear air intakes and even the wheel arch vents are carved out of carbon fibre reinforced plastic.
The 911 GT2 RS follows in a long line of high-performance 911s, but it was the 993 in 1993 that first got a GT2 variant. However, it was the 997-generation of the 911 that got the GT2 RS for the first time in 2010. The new car not only takes that story much further but also takes forward very impressive performance credentials as well.