Porsche still hasn't officially confirmed the specifications of the GT2 RS
Porsche surprised the world when the GT2 RS made its debut not at an auto show, but at the Los Angeles E3 gaming convention during Microsoft's press conference. While this was the first time the GT2 RS had ever been shown to the public, the focus was really on showcasing the graphical prowess of Forza Motorsport 7 running on the new Xbox One X console. Just as the Xbox One X is being hailed as the most powerful console ever made, the GT2 RS boasts the most powerful road-going 911 engine Porsche has ever made.
We just don't know how powerful, because no performance statistics were revealed – but one respected publication claims to know all the vital specs. Reports have suggested that the GT2 RS has over 640-hp, and now Automobile Magazine's Georg Kacher, who was one of the first journalists in the world to take one of the 18 GT2 RS prototypes for a spin, is claiming the hardcore sports car has an earth-shattering 700-hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. Porsche also allegedly told Kacher that the 3.8-liter twin-turbo inline-six will enable the GT2 RS to sprint from 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds, reach a top speed of 212 mph and weighs just 3,306 pounds. In other words, the GT2 RS is ferociously fast and makes the GT3 look tame.
Of course, these insane figures have yet to be officially confirmed by Porsche. Jalopnik reached out to Porsche for confirmation about the statistics. The response was rather bizarre: "Such a model has not been officially announced, and no specs have been confirmed or released," a spokesperson commented. "Thus, we can't comment or participate in speculation about potential future product." Apparently showing the car at a public event doesn't count as an official announcement. The specs were also provided to Automobile Magazine directly from Porsche, according to the publication, so the claims aren't unfounded.
We'll have to wait until Porsche decides to dish out all the juicy details, but the reveal showed just how absurdly aggressive the GT2 RS looks thanks to its wide body kit and massive rear wing. Reservations for the GT2 RS will begin later in the year, though owners of the 918 Spyder will be given priority before the public.