Chassis No: WP0AE2A99JS185847
Odometer: 545 Miles
Engine: 3.8 Litre Twin-Turbocharged DOHC 24-valve, Flat-Six
Transmission: 7-Speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)
Performance: 690 bhp @ 7,000 rpm / 553 lb-ft > 0-60 mph 2.7 sec / 211 mph
Exterior: Signal Green (Signalgrün)
Interior: Black Leather/Alcantara with Acid Green Deviated Stitching
“Five seconds is an eternity at the Nürburgring Nordscheife, where a new lap record can be a kingmaker. In October of 2017, the Lamborghini Huracán Performante blitzed the Porsche 918 Spyder’s three-year old production sports car lap record by five seconds, when it clocked the amazing 6:52.01 minute lap. Six months later, on September 27, 2018, Porsche returned the favor when the new GT2 RS set a blazing 6:47.30 min lap time, toppling the Lamborghini’s record by an equal amount”.
With this car, Porsche comfortably surpasses the official engine output of even the 1990s-era 911 GT1 in competition trim. Leaving aside tuner specials, this is by some margin the most potent version of the firm’s celebrated sports car ever fitted with number plates.
“It’s the alpha animal of the GT stable.” In just eight words Andreas Preuninger, the man responsible for the creation of Porsche’s surgically precise 911 GT3 and the feisty Cayman GT4, neatly sums up the staggering new 911 GT2 RS. And just one full throttle run—riding a Saturn V surge of raw, unrelenting thrust as Weissach’s 7690 bhp weapon streaks past 60 mph in 2.7 seconds, 124 mph in 8.3 seconds, and 186 mph in 22.1 seconds, en route to an electronically limited top speed of 211 mph—obliterates any doubt: The GT2 RS is the ultimate 911.
The new GT2 RS is an intoxicating mixture of tradition and technology, defined by the brawny twin-turbo 3.8-liter flat-six nestled under its bewinged rump. The tradition is in the concept: A turbocharged, high horsepower, two-wheel-drive 911 that recalls the spirit of the fearsome 930 of the late 1970s and builds on the reputation of the formidable 2010 GT2 RS. The technology is in the execution. The 2018 GT2 RS is the distillation of everything the best and the brightest engineers at Porsche’s Weissach R&D headquarters know about making their iconic sports car go fast.
Preuninger’s engineering team focused on three key guiding principles during the GT2 RS’s development—reducing weight, increasing power, and improving drivability. Although he describes the GT2 RS as partly a 911 Turbo S and partly a GT3 RS, in no way could it be described as a simple mashup. True, there are some components shared with both cars, but the GT2 RS also has a myriad of unique parts and technologies, all expressly designed to make it the fastest, most powerful 911 in history.
Ponder this for a moment: Weighing just 3,241 pounds with a full tank of gas, the new GT2 RS not only boasts more outright power than the 612-hp Carrera GT— the shrieking, edgy, V-10 powered, carbon fiber-bodied hypercar Porsche launched in 2004 to fight Ferrari’s Enzo—but also a better power-to-weight ratio. And at 4.63 pounds-per-horsepower, that power-to-weight ratio is within 10 percent of that of Porsche’s current hypercar, the 887-hp 918 Spyder hybrid. But the real genius of the new GT2 RS is not in the raw numbers. It’s how it drives.
The old 930 was all binary states; sluggish throttle response that suddenly erupted into a ferocious onslaught of power and a chassis that vacillated between terminal understeer and hair-trigger oversteer. Driving that original 911 Turbo fast, finding the balance between engine and chassis, was like walking a tightrope blindfolded over a pit full of hungry alligators. The 2018 GT2 RS is still a car that demands respect when driven with serious intent—it does, after all, have more than two-and-a-half times the power of the first-gen 930—but exploring the outer limits of its extraordinary performance envelope is more a logical examination of the laws of physics than a sweaty-palmed leap of faith into chaos theory.
The revised suspension settings, unique wheel/tire package, rear wheel steering, and aerodynamics work in concert to keep the GT2 RS planted authoritatively on the tarmac. More importantly, though, this über-911 telegraphs its punches, sending a constant stream of sensory data back through your fingers, your toes, and the seat of your pants that lets you know when you’re approaching the limits of adhesion and helps you manage the transients when you overstep them. That said, the GT2 RS still requires your full attention when you let loose that mighty engine.
The all-wheel-drive system that’s standard on modern 911 Turbos helps deliver superb stability and traction. Top Gear’s hot laps in the GT2 RS on the fast and demanding 2.9-mile Algarve International Circuit in Portimão, Portugal, revealed there’s still a subtle art to driving a high-powered two-wheel-drive 911. The GT2 RS builds speed so explosively and grips so hard in steady state cornering that the effects of its unique weight distribution are amplified; you’re aware of the mass of the engine slung out behind the rear wheels more than in any other modern 911.
Patience is just as important as aggression in the GT2 RS; understanding this, knowing when to unleash the power and when to hold back, is the key to a fast lap in this car. And it will be fast: Andreas Preuninger says the GT2 RS is on average 15-mph faster than a GT3 RS on any given racetrack.
It’s not just the 700 horsepower that’s responsible. And it’s not just the mighty 553 lb-ft from 2,500 rpm to 4,500 rpm. It’s the way they come together. The 3.8-liter GT2 RS engine makes its peak power at 7,000 rpm, at which point it’s still developing more than 516 lb-ft of torque. That’s unusually high in the rev band for a turbocharged engine and is the reason the GT2 RS feels so astonishingly quick between 6,000 and 7,000 rpm. And although it might lack the scalpel-sharp throttle response of the naturally aspirated GT3 RS engine, the turbo motor’s weapons-grade torque, culminating with that dramatic top-end punch, arguably makes the GT2 RS easier to drive fast. Even, as counterintuitive as it might seem, in slippery conditions. “You have to drive it differently,” concedes Preuninger when asked to compare the GT2 RS to the GT3 RS. “But because it has so much torque and such a wide rev band, you can make good use of it. You can be so quick in wet and damp conditions, short-shifting because you have so much torque, and because of that you get a more stable car.”
On the road, the GT2 RS recalibrates the space-time continuum. Torque and traction hurl you out of corners, and the lightning-quick shifts of the heavy-duty seven-speed PDK transmission—it uses parts from the 918 Spyder—barely interrupt the relentless acceleration. Porsche’s unquenchable PCCB carbon-ceramic brakes—16.1-inch rotors with six piston calipers up front and 15.4-inch item with four piston calipers at the rear—are standard on the GT2 RS, and they earn their keep, hauling the car down from ridiculous velocities with impeccable consistency. The GT2 RS is one of the quickest canyon road cars we have ever driven, right up there with the Ferrari 488 GTB and the McLaren 720S
And when you’re not driving it hard, the GT2 RS is surprisingly amenable on the road. Switched out of Sport mode and left to its own devices, the PDK transmission shuffles quickly through the ratios, riding the torque to get into the highest gear possible as soon as possible for relaxed cruising. You’ll also want to make sure the shocks are switched out of the super-stiff Sport mode—that’s calibrated only for smooth, dry racetrack work—and that the exhaust is in normal mode to muffle any booming drone on constant light throttle. Although tight, the standard ride calibration is not uncomfortable.
Since the introduction of the 918 Spyder, the Weissach-Package has become synonymous for performance enhancement through weight reduction. The optional Weissach Package offers a 40 pound weight saving for the 911 GT2 RS. The roof as well as the sway bars at the front and rear axle are made of carbon fiber. Even details such as the shift paddles mounted on the steering wheel are made of carbon fiber. The Weissach Package also includes magnesium wheel which are painted in white-gold satin finish and offer around 24 pounds (11 kilograms) of weight savings. Sway bars and tie rod end links made of carbon fiber reduce weight by 11.6 pounds (5.3 kilograms). Visibly, 911 GT2 RS models with Weissach Package can be identified by a decorative stripe in the middle of the front trunk lid and roof painted in exterior color. The “Weissach Package”- logo is embroidered on the headrests and also written on the trim piece above the glove compartment covering the cup holders.
The $18,000 Weissach package ($31,000 if combined with Magnesium wheels) is highly desirable and aesthetically pleasing. The weight savings are real, and you can feel the difference, even on the road. The Weissach package-equipped cars are just that little more alert and composed into corners and on the change of direction.
The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS makes you wonder whether there really is a law of diminishing returns. Just when you think Porsche couldn’t possibly extract any more pace and performance out of the 911, it turns around and builds a car like this. It’s tempting to suggest this GT2 RS might be the greatest 911 ever.
Speedart Motorsports is pleased to announce one of its latest exhibits available for sale and offered for the first time in the North American market place, finished in one of the most daring offerings from Porsche’s PTS (Paint to Sample) color palette, in tandem with the aggressive nature of this track weapon.
The 2018 GT2 RS was ordered by its first and only custodian, a Marque enthusiast and collector extraordinaire through the Porsche Center of Coral Gables, Florida on September 1, 2017 and registered upon its arrival on the tenth day of January, 2019.
Chassis No. 5847 went in to production on September 2018 and rolled off the Zuffenhausen assembly line on the last week of October 2018. Due to several ‘Sonderwunsch’ – Special Wish options it would be November 26 before the motorcar would start its journey to its designated country. At last the GT2 RS arrived at the port of Jacksonville on January 3, 2019 and after clearing customs was on the way to its excited new caretaker.
During the commission of the GT2 RS the car was appropriately fitted with the mandatory Weissach package at a cost of $18,000 consisting of lightweight niceties such as carbon fiber bonnet and roof panels, carbon fiber rear wing, magnesium alloy wheels at a cost of $13,000 and a carbon fiber rear anti-roll bar. Interestingly, the standard roof is made from magnesium, and the carbon fiber equivalent saves just one pound but aesthetically is in unison with the track appeal of the automobile. The ‘business office’ is fitted with Black leather and Alcantara, “Weissach” Acid Green embroidery adorns the headrests of the 18-way power adaptive seats, a silver plaquette is embedded above the glove box compartment and the paddle shifters are fabricated from glossy carbon fiber.
The fully bespoke kardex of this dazzling GT2 RS under commission number C08573 is comprised of the following paid options, with the corresponding factory coding, totaling a whopping $67,600 addendum:
98 Exterior in Custom Color, Non-Metallic Signalgrün (Signal Green)
78 Leather/Alcantara® Interior in Black with Acid Green Stitching
00480 Color Selection for Stitching in Deviated Thread
082 Extended Range Fuel Tank, 23.7 gal
24102 Rear Center Tunnel Cover Model Logo in Deviated Stitching
24103 Steering Wheel Rim Stitching in Deviated Thread
24104 Seat and Headrest Logo in Deviated Stitching
24901 Dashboard Stitching in Deviated Thread
24902 Upper Door Panel Stitching in Deviated Thread
24905 Rear Side Panel Stitching in Deviated Thread
24906 Center Console Lid Stitching in Deviated Thread
24931 Preparation for Exterior in Custom Color
26741 Door Center Panel with Deviated Stitching
26751 Door Armrest with Deviated Stitching
26761 Door Grab Handle with Deviated Stitching
452 20/21″ 911 GT2 RS Magnesium Wheels
474 Front Axle Lift System
581 Luggage Net in Passenger Footwell
583 Smoking Package
630 Light Design Package
789 Control Number for Custom Color
808 Weissach Package
878 Steering Wheel and Gear Lever/Selector in Black Leather
90027 Steering Column Casing in Leather with Deviated Stitching
9VL BOSE® Surround Sound System
CFX Floor Mats w/Deviated Carpet, Leather Edging, and Stitching
CGU Headlight Cleaning System Covers in Deviated Exterior Color
CSX Window Triangle Trim in Carbon Fiber
CXE Personalized Door Sill Guards in Carbon Fiber, Illuminated
CZW Dashboard Trim Package in Leather
DFS Vehicle Keys Painted and One Key Pouch in Leather
EFA Pedals and Footrest in Aluminum
P07 Adaptive Sport Seats Plus (18-way)
P13 Automatically Dimming Mirrors with Integrated Rain Sensor
QR5 Chrono Package w/ Preparation for Lap Trigger
XDK Wheels Painted in Satin Black
XES Preparation for Personalized Door Sill Guards Illuminated
XEY LED Headlights in Black with Porsche Dynamic Light System
XJA Door Handles in High Gloss Black
XZM Center Console Tunnel Sides in Leather
The odometer currently displays 545 careful miles, never raced on or off a circuit and upon commitment an over-rev report can be supplied by the local Porsche Center along a non-derogatory Carfax report. The original factory warranty is valid through January 10, 2023 with all recommended service intervals performed and documented.
A Nano-Ceramic Coating further attests to the fastidious care the motorcar received during its 27 months of ownership and it is free of any blemishes or imperfections both on the exterior and in the cockpit, constituting this specimen indistinguishable from new. The sale of the 2018 GT2 RS is accompanied by all keys, original window label, owners & service manuals and additional equipment as supplied by the manufacturer.
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