Greatness can always be improved.
The 991 generation Porsche 911 GT2 RS became an instant icon when it was unveiled in 2017. Production ended in early 2019 with just 1,000 units built. Packing a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged flat-six producing 691 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque, the GT2 RS earned the distinction of being the most powerful production 911 variant ever built. It's also significantly lighter than the 991.2 generation 911 Turbo because Porsche ripped out the all-wheel-drive system, meaning all of that nearly 700 hp is directed solely to the rear wheels through a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch. It's no wonder it's sometimes called the "Widowmaker."
And now Porsche wants those 1,000 lucky owners to upgrade their cars with something quite unique.
Porsche's Tequipment parts and accessories division has teamed up with Manthey-Racing to not only create a new kit for the GT2 RS, but also for other GT models. All of the new parts are street legal but will improve track performance. Porsche dealers will handle installation. As for the GT2 RS's upgrades, the Nurburgring record holder for a road-legal car receives a carbon fiber underbody, upgraded coilover suspension, more powerful brakes, and enhanced aerodynamic exterior components like magnesium wheels with aero blades at the rear. No changes were deemed necessary for the twin-turbo flat-six.
Additional upgraded features, like special 3D-printed racing bucket seats, will be available at a later date. Prior to that, customers can order seats specially adapted to their body shape.
Pricing for any of the upgrades was not announced, but this probably isn't a factor for any GT2 RS owner. Each paid a minimum of $293,200, which doesn't include the must-have Weissach Package, which tacked an additional $31,000. More than likely, there will be a 992 generation GT2 RS but it's still a few years out.
The next GT3 RS is the next GT model slated for a debut. Meanwhile, 991-gen GT2 RS owners can enjoy bragging rights that their car can lap the Nurburgring in 6:40.3, the record time set back in October 2018 that Porsche completed in cooperation with Manthey-Racing.