2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

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911 GT2 RS MSRP: $ 245000.00
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Description:
Pros:
  • Acceleration should be measured in nanoseconds
  • Powerful brakes
  • All-wheel drive available as an option
  • More fuel efficient than an RX-8
Cons:
  • Price of options can deplete your bank account faster than your ex-wife
The 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS is Porsche's most powerful, street legal Porsche ever. The twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter flat-six engine pumps out an adrenaline rush of 620 horsepower. Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph is accomplished in a scant 3.4 seconds with a top-track speed of 205 mph.

New tires were specifically developed for the 911 GT2 RS and measure 245/35 ZR 19 at the front and 325/30 ZR 19 at the rear, delivering cornering performance to match the straightline speed. Extreme cornering dynamics are ensured by the setup of the springs, Porsche Adaptive Suspension Management (PASM), unique anti-roll bars, specific Porsche dynamic engine mounts and recalibrated Porsche Stability Management (PSM), whose stability and traction control functions can be switched off individually. Performance improvements of the GT2 RS are proven with lap times around the famed Nürburgring-Nordschleife racetrack in just 7 minutes and 18 seconds.

Exterior details clearly distinguish the GT2 RS from other 911 models. Look for generous amounts of carbon-fiber reinforced components with a matte black finish, new flared wheel arches at the front to accommodate the wider wheels, new superlight alloy wheels with central locking, and GT2 RS decals on the doors and rear lid.

The redesigned front spoiler lip and taller rear spoiler lip both enhance aerodynamics and provide extra downforce at high speeds.

The interior of the 911 GT2 RS also exudes sporting performance in virtually every detail. Lightweight two-piece bucket seats made of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic are standard, as are lightweight door panels with fabric straps instead of traditional door handles. The interior color is black, which contrasts with red elements, such as the seat center sections, the roof lining and segments of the steering wheel rim. The gearshift and handbrake lever are also finished in red Alcantara.

Limited to just 500 units worldwide, the 911 GT2 RS will be delivered to eager customers in the U.S. beginning in February 2011. It carries a MSRP of $245.000.

 

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