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Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport shown off in LA

Published on: November 28, 2018
Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport shown off in LA
Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport shown off in LA
Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport shown off in LA
Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport shown off in LA
Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport shown off in LA
Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport shown off in LA
Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport shown off in LA

What's the news?

While the all-new 992-edition of Porsche's 911 was being shown off in one corner of the Los Angeles motor show, across the hall Porsche was also displaying what's arguably the ultimate version of the old 991-era car; the 700hp 911 GT2 RS Clubsport.

The GT2 RS Clubsport will be built in a limited run of just 200 cars, and while it's sure as heck not road legal, it can be driven on track days and in certain racing series.

It actually shares and engine and powertrain with the Martini-liveried 935 homage show car unveiled a few weeks ago - a 3.8-litre twin-turbo flat-six. That directs its monster power through a rigidly-mounted PDK paddle-shift gearbox to the GT2 RS' massive 310mm-wide rear tyres.

All that power is kept in check by huge 390mm brake discs, which are both ventilated and grooved. Oh, and gripped by six-piston aluminium monoblock calipers. The rear axle gets 'mere' 380mm discs, and four-piston calipers. Even with 700hp that probably means that braking is rather like running into a big tree.

Weighing just 1,390kg, the RS Clubsport gets Porsche Stability Management, with traction control and anti-lock brakes - but these are not standard assistance systems. Through a map switch on the centre console, you can dial them up and down to your heart's content.

The carbon-fibre steering wheel, and colour dash display are lifted from the 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 R race car, while there's also a big roll cage, with a racing bucket seat and a six-point safety harness in case it all goes horribly wrong. There is air conditioning though, as it doubtless gets pretty sweaty keeping this thing between the kerbs.

"For the upcoming years, our customers will not only race the GT2 RS Clubsport on track days but also at international motor racing events. We are currently holding very productive talks with the race organiser SRO," says Dr Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President Motorsport and GT Cars.

The price? €405,000. Plus VAT. And deliveries start in March. Put us down for an even half-dozen.




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