Just 30 cars will be made.
For Porsche fans, the name Manthey-Racing has become synonymous with exceptional track performance. Earlier this year, a Manthey-fettled 911 GT3 RS set a phenomenal time around the Nurburgring. Then just a few short weeks back, Manthey returned to the infamous track with its version of the 911 GT2 RS, and the result was a new record. Simply put, the name Manthey-Racing means that your Porsche is even more special than others, and now there's a new limited-edition model designed and developed by Porsche and Manthey for track days and circuit racing called the 911 GT2 RS Clubsport 25.
The new model celebrates the 25th anniversary of Manthey-Racing GmbH, and like the gorgeous Porsche 935 unveiled back in 2018, the special edition is based on the 911 GT2 RS Clubsport. As such, a 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six powers the rear wheels with 690 horsepower via a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic. The most obvious changes occur to the bodywork, which "adopts many vehicle components and elements from familiar and future Porsche racing cars."
Matthias Scholz, Director GT Racing Cars, explains that the Manthey partnership has yielded many motorsport triumphs, and says that "the 911 GT2 RS Clubsport 25 benefits from the motor racing experience that Manthey and Porsche Motorsport have gained around the world. It is the perfect circuit racing car for ambitious private drivers, and it's an impressive example of engineering skill."
Similar to the 935, this model has a central radiator for steady, optimal airflow and better collision protection and also features a redesigned front apron, improving airflow and front-end downforce. The underbody is closed for better aerodynamic efficiency too, and the front carbon hood with its massive vents sends hot air over the roof to the rear wing while a central NACA duct supplies fresh air to the cockpit. This clever air management means that there's no need for radiators in the wheel arches, as there's more direct airflow to the front brakes. The suspension and center-lock 18-inch wheels are borrowed from the modern 935 again, and the rear of the car is also influenced by that car.
Here, the rear wing gets new endplates and swan-neck support brackets for uninterrupted flow, while new vents in the lid below the rear window help improve engine cooling. The functional diffuser has also been redesigned, as has the exhaust system.
Inside, there's a welded-in roll cage adopted from the GT2 RS Clubsport and verified as safe by FIA standards. Overall, this is the greatest track Porsche you can buy at the moment, although the automaker has not revealed the price. With just 30 units to be produced, we don't expect to see many of these at local track day events.