Expect to find out more details about Porsche's most powerful road-going 911 at Goodwood this week.
After its surprise reveal at the E3 Los Angeles gaming convention earlier this month, Porsche has remained tight-lipped about the new 911 GT2 RS, to the point the German automaker has been flatly denying its existence. We’re expecting more details to emerge when the most powerful road-going 911 makes its public debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend. Ahead of its reveal, official photos have leaked online courtesy Rennlist, giving us our best look at the new hardcore 911 yet.
As we saw at E3, the GT2 RS looks astonishingly aggressive thanks to its array of aerodynamic components. Enormous air intakes dominate the front, and the rear wing is ridiculously large. We also get a first look at the stripped-out interior, which is coated in copious amounts of weight-saving carbon fiber. Bright red accents have been applied to the seats, headliner and steering wheel, and a roll cage has been installed behind the seats for extra rigidity. Elsewhere,“Weissach RS” lettering has been applied to the headrests and as a plague on the dashboard with an outline of the Porsche test track, suggesting an ultra-lightweight variant could be on the cards.
The high-performance Weissach Package was previously available for the 918 Spyder, though it remains to be seen whether it will be optional or come as standard for the GT2 RS. Porsche still hasn’t revealed any technical specifications for the GT2 RS, but reports have suggested its biturbo 3.8-liter flat-six engine will pack 700-horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque, allowing the hardcore 911 to sprint from 0-62 mph in 2.9 seconds. Top speed is said to be 212 mph. Only 1,000 examples are reportedly being made, which have already sold out. Expect to find out more when Porsche takes the wraps off the GT2 RS at Goodwood this weekend.