2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS – Most Powerful, Street Legal Porsche Ever

2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

The time: seven minutes, 18 seconds on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. The power: 620 hp. The weight: 3,020 lb in road trim with all fluids on board. The car: the new 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS.

90 More Horsepower, 154 lbs Less Filling

The latest 911 is the fastest and most powerful road-going sports car ever built in the history of Porsche. With horsepower up by 90 and weight down by 154 lbs in comparison with the previous 911 GT2, the new 911 GT2 RS has a power-to-weight ratio of just 4.9 lbs per horsepower, by far the best power/weight ratio in its class. These are the ideal ingredients for an ultra-high-performance sports car with supreme agility and truly blistering performance on the road. Perfectly illustrating Porsche Intelligent Performance, the 2011 GT2 RS achieves a reduction of approximately 5 percent for both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions when compared with the previous 911 GT2.

2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

The 3.6 liter six-cylinder boxer engine features two variable turbine geometry turbochargers and provides power to the rear wheels exclusively through a six-speed manual gearbox. Equally impressive stopping power comes from Porsche Composite Ceramic Brakes.

New tires were specifically developed for the 911 GT2 RS and measure 245/35 ZR 19 at the front and 325/30 ZR 19 at the rear, delivering cornering performance to match the straight-line speed. Extreme cornering dynamics are ensured by the setup of the springs, Porsche Adaptive Suspension Management (PASM), unique anti-roll bars, specific engine mounts and recalibrated Porsche Stability Management (PSM), whose stability and traction control functions can be switched off individually.

The combined effect of these developments is evident on the racetrack. In fact, the ultimate 911 accelerates from 0-60 in 3.4 seconds, boasts a top-track speed of 205 mph and laps the famed Nürburgring-Nordschleife racetrack in just 7 minutes and 18 seconds.

Unique Looks, Limited Production, Worldwide Appeal

In its looks, the new 911 GT2 RS stands out clearly from the other 911 models through the lavish use of carbon-fiber-reinforced components with a matt-black surface finish, even wider wheels (including flared wheel arches at the front), new light-alloy wheels with central locking and “GT2 RS“ model designations on the doors and rear lid. Matte-finish carbon also graces the redesigned front spoiler lip and the 3/8th of an inch (10 mm) taller rear spoiler lip – which both enhance aerodynamics and provide extra downforce.

2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

The interior of the 911 GT2 RS also exudes sporting performance in virtually every detail. Lightweight two-piece bucket seats made of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic are standard, as are lightweight door panels with fabric straps instead of traditional door handles. The basic interior color is black, which contrasts with red elements, such as the seat center sections, the roof lining and segments of the steering wheel rim. The gearshift and handbrake lever are also finished in red alcantara.

Starting saving those pennies now. You’re going to need a lot of them if you want get your hands on the ultimate 911. Limited to just 500 units worldwide, the 911 GT2 RS will be available in the U.S. October 2010 and will have a MSRP of $245.000. The GT2 RS is making its world debut at the Moscow Auto Show on August 25th 2010.

33 thoughts on “2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS – Most Powerful, Street Legal Porsche Ever”

  1. d3so says:

    What a nice car. You plan on getting it John?

    1. You actually beat me to the punch on that question 🙂

      1. Yes every one would love to know the answer of it and would love to see the photo of John with it (but certainly not in auto expo)

    2. Nah, John already has one I’m sure. He got it before it’s even debuted…that’s how he rolls. 🙂

  2. I don’t know whether if it is just me or not, but when I look at a Porsche it always reminds me a VW Beetle that has been squashed down from top … Ooo stepping on toes with that one .. Sorry Porsche lovers 😉

    1. d3so says:

      I get the same impression, you aren’t the only one.

    2. John Chow says:

      Well, the man who designed the 911 was the same man who designed the VW Bug.

      1. John you are raising our heart beats by adding photos of these cars.

      2. And I don’t think Ferdi Porsche would’ve ever imagined that his design would be as timeless and popular as it has become. The original bug-eyed 911’s really were butt ugly. At least the latest incarnation is easier on the eye!

      3. Well now it makes sense…

  3. dg says:

    $245k for a car that’s too fast to the street, but too slow for the track? $50k will buy one of these beauties that will crush the GT2RS: http://bit.ly/drQ1Qt

  4. Lakhyajyoti says:

    Nice car with a great design.Are you planning to buy one?

  5. You will have to re-export it to Germany to be allowed to drive it at full speed 😉 But yes, it looks great and certainly will be an eye catching asset to each car collection – if you have the money to waste, that’s it 😉 SY

  6. This is a bad ride. I definitely got to get me one of these when they come out

  7. ricky says:

    How come you don’t have a sport car blog yet .. 😛 it would be fun to read you since you love sport cars 😛

    1. Yes people are asking him to start few other blogs as well …

      These are

      # On Food
      # On Car

      Lets see when he is going to have one.

  8. That is an awesome car. Did you get one for yourself?

  9. Boy that one is really breath taking photos and videos.

    Would love to try my hand on this …

    John any intention to bring it to your garage … ?

  10. Nice car, but I’ll settle for an Ariel Atom or KTM X-Bow thank you very much. Now that is real motoring 😉

    1. Lakhyajyoti says:

      Really,the design is so nice.

      1. But it still is a lounge on wheels. Did you see the top gear episode where Jeremy Clarkson tested the Ariel Atom? His face was distorting from the g-forces the acelleration of the car was causing. Heheheheheh! The clip is on YouTube, go check it out.

  11. Andrew says:

    Hmm, nice, but I think my favorite sports car is a Lamborghini Murcielago, but for day to day use such as buying the milk from the store, the Porsche probably makes more sense 🙂

  12. fas says:

    A pointless car for most as you need a track to utilise it at its full potential. I would prefer to get a Lambo and not look stupid :p

  13. rightdigital says:

    cool, This vehicle is my favor, but I have no enough money to get one,maybe later:)

  14. Wish that car was in my possession.

    1. You are not alone for that.

  15. Simon Bunker says:

    Awesome car John and the video aint to shabby either!

  16. u-basketball says:

    I really like it. I want to have one.
    But still love GTR.

  17. I’m going to attempt to stop drooling all over my keyboard…

    I’m more into muscle cars but that video was awesome!

  18. That’s a beautiful car! Although I’m not really that much into Porsches… I’d much rather visit the Lamborghini store that you posted about 🙂

  19. You should do a post for us when you get yours. Just sayin.

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