Relax, A New Porsche 911 GT2 RS Will Happen...Eventually

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Think the 911 Turbo S with a steroid infusion.

This September at Frankfurt, Porsche will unveil a heavily updated 991 911. In other words, the recently revealed 911 Targa 4 GTS is the last of the existing 991 series. Just the other day we were given a pretty good idea about the upcoming turbocharged engine lineup. At the same time, Porsche confirmed that its GT cars, such as the GT3 and GT3 RS, will always remain naturally aspirated. Very good news indeed, and now we have more of it. According to Autocar, Porsche will build a new GT2 RS, but the catch is this: it won’t be for the current 991.

Andreas Preuninger, manager of Porsche High Performance Cars, has confirmed that a new GT2 RS will probably arrive in 2018 at the very end of the updated 991’s life cycle. Why will this be awesome? Just look back at the 997-based GT2 RS. That sucker had 611 hp coming from a twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter flat-six. Total curb weight was just 3,170 pounds. Production was limited to just 500 examples, and was considered to be the most extreme and powerful street car Porsche ever built. We’re thrilled round two is still in the game plan.

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