It is quite simply the most powerful 911 ever produced by Porsche – with performance just like that of a super sports car.
A perfect vehicle that combines power, precision, agility, speed and endurance with maximum performance. The same qualities that a parkour runner – a so-called traceur – also uses to move around.
Just like motorsport, parkour also has a single aim: to get from A to B in the fastest, most efficient way possible. Traceur David Belle selects his “ideal line”– just like a racing driver. Without any assistive equipment. Limits? To be identified. Obstacles? To be overcome.
There’s no room for doubt. Or hesitation. Neither for David Belle nor for the new 911 GT2 RS.
Puristic lightweight construction.
For a high-performance sports car, the weight is as important as the drive.
In the new 911 GT2 RS, consistent lightweight enables an extraordinary performance. The power to weight ratio is only 2,85 kg/kW (2,1 kg/hp) – athletically defined. The lightweight materials used are decisive for this.
The front panel, front fender, wheel arch outlets, upper trims of the SportDesign exterior mirrors, outlets of the rear side panels, and parts of the rear as well as many interior components are made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP).
The fixed rear wing is made with carbon fiber weave finish, and the two ram-air collectors on the rear lid are also made in carbon fiber.
The rear mufflers of the newly developed, independent exhaust system are made of titanium.
The roof is made of magnesium. Like the front lid, it is contoured in the middle. This is not only an optical feature but also increases the rigidity of the component.
For the first time at Porsche, lightweight glass has been used for the rear and side windows. The light material is also particularly scratch- and fracture-resistant.
For the front and rear fascia, lightweight yet extremely stable high-tech material was used: lightweight polyurethane with hollow glass microspheres and carbon-fiber elements.
There is a real synergy between optics and lightweight construction, although particular focus is placed on the reduced weight. With the Weissach package, the vehicle weight is reduced by nearly 40 lb (18 kg).
And – for the first time in a series-produced car – the stabilizers on the front and rear axles as well as their coupling rods are made of carbon fiber.
Also published on Medium.