Porsche unveils its own festival of speed

The Porsche 911 GT2 RS and 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series

The Porsche 911 GT2 RS and 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series

Porsche is celebrating the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017 in the United Kingdom by unveiling two exceptional sports cars: the new 911 GT2 RS and the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series.

The fastest and most powerful road-approved 911 is ready for launch. The new Porsche 911 GT2 RS celebrated its world premiere at Goodwood recently.

At the heart of this high-performance sports car is a 700hp twin turbo flat six engine that weighs in at 1,470kg with a full fuel tank. The lightweight two-seater accelerates from zero to 100km/h in 2.8 seconds.

The rear-wheel drive Coupé has a top speed of 340km/h, and with its near-motorsport drive technology the new 911 GT2 RS trumps its 3.6-litre predecessor by 80bhp and achieves a torque figure of 553lb-ft.

The engine builds on the 3.8-litre in the 911 Turbo S at 580bhp. In order to increase performance, large turbochargers push an increased volume of process air into the combustion chambers.

A new additional cooling system delivers optimum cooling at peak loads and, at very high temperatures, sprays the charge-air cooler with water. This causes the gas temperature to fall in the overpressure range and ensures optimum power output, even under extreme conditions.

The customised GT seven-speed double-clutch transmission (PDK ) in the new GT2 RS enables power to be transferred with uninterrupted traction. What is more, the specially developed exhaust system is made from extra-lightweight titanium, weighing around 7kg less than the system used in the 911 Turbo and delivering a resonating sound.

The new top model from the near-motorsport GT series reaches a spectacular 515kW thanks to a major increase in power. This makes the high-performance sports car the fastest and most powerful road-approved 911 ever.

At 446kW, the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series represents another milestone. In addition to a power increase of 27hp, the small-series 911 features an extra-stylish interior and exterior. The 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series is limited to 500 units worldwide.



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