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Porsche 911 GT2 RS Donut Attempt Fails At Goodwood

Porsche 911 GT2 RS Donut Attempt Fails At Goodwood

Making its global debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the new Porsche GT2 RS went for a tour up Lord March's now iconic driveway, and it didn't exactly go as planned. In line with weightsaving initiatives used on the 911 GT3 RS, the new 911 GT2 RS also has a magnesium roof. For the same reason, the bonnet is made of carbon, and the roof is made of magnesium.

The 991-generation GT2 RS features a 3.8-litre twin-turbo flat-six engine, derived from the unit in the Turbo S. An extra 120bhp has been liberated, thanks to high output turbochargers and water-cooled charge-air cooler, pushing the total output to 690bhp and 553lb ft. Carbon fibre and CFRP features extensively to help keep weight down, as well as a new titanium exhaust system - said to cut seven kilos over the regular Turbo S system. The most powerful and quickest road-going 911 ever made went up the hill this past weekend, but unfortunately it didn't go as planned.

Porsche's Motorsport division, which is responsible for the engineering of the new vehicle, claims a 0-100km/h time of 2.8sec, placing the new 911 GT2 RS comfortably ahead of its predecessor, which boasted a time of 3.5sec, on pure straight line accelerative ability.

Following the popular but limited 911 R, Porsche has since been launching models like the 991.2 GT3 and the fresh-off-the-oven GT2 RS, giving rivals a headache and customers what they really want: more exciting cars.

A claimed 211mph also enables it to match the top speed of the plug-in hybrid-powered 918 Spyder. Torque, meanwhile, remains the same as the 911 Turbo S at 750Nm, or some 50Nm more than the previous 1370kg 911 GT2 RS. And the large, wide wheels (265/35 ZR 20 at the front and 325/30 ZR 21 at the rear) are claimed to provide outstanding braking and cornering forces.

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Porsche has also confirmed that the model retains the four-wheel-steering system from the 911 Turbo and comes as standard with carbon-ceramic brakes.

The 911 GT2 RS' interior is awash in Alcantara, leather, and carbon weave, including the full bucket seats. Porsche - along with Audi, Lamborghini and Bentley - is part of the Volkswagen Group.

An optional Chrono Package expands the Porsche Communication Management function to include a performance display, which can be used to display, save and record track times.

The new Porsche 911 GT2 RS will cost from £207,506 in the UK. Prices for the bespoike Chronograph package is still to be finalised.

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