Almost a year ago, Porsche unveiled their fastest, road legal 911 ever made. Yes, the 911 GT2 RS. The numbers that are associated with the GT2RS are, frankly, rather incredible. Just how big? Think 700 hp and 750 Nm, a century sprint of just 2.8 seconds along with a vmax of a dizzying 340 km/h. Uh huh, this car is rear-wheel drive.
These performance figures eclipse the already manic, previous generation 997-model GT2 RS by some 80 hp and 50 Nm. We’ve already published the official details of the GT2 RS linked here.
Some of you already know that this year is the 70th anniversary of the Porsche 911, with the brand celebrating its birthday across the globe with numerous activities. Here in Malaysia, we are celebrating Porsche’s 70th anniversary with the launch of the new 911 GT2 RS.
“The 911 GT2 RS is not only the most powerful, but also the fastest 911 ever built. It has the performance level of a super sports car and has set a new world record for road-approved sports cars on the 20.6 kilometer Nürburgring Nordschleife at 6 minutes, 47.3 seconds,” he added.
Just in case you were wondering, 6:47.3 around Nürburgring is quite the record; not only is the new GT2 RS faster than its predecessor, it is also quicker around the Nür than the Porsche 918 Spyder, considered to be one of the holy trinities and an incredible hypercar of its time. Did we mention that 6:47.3 is also the fastest production car lap-time recorded on the Nürburgring?
The retail base price for the new 911 GT2 RS starts from RM2.9 mil on the road, minus registration, road tax and insurance, but includes at four year warranty. And, typical of Porsche, before options. The list of options can be rather extensive, but worth noting is the Weissach package which shaves 27 kg off the kerb weight by way of extra carbon-fibre reinforced plastic and titanium as well as Magnesium wheels. It’s an option we’d tick ourselves, but comes at a hefty RM138,359 premium.
Although we did not get a definitive answer to just how many 911 GT2 RS will be built (rumours say only 1,000 units will be produced), we did hear that some 30 cars will be headed for Malaysia. In fact, the launch event also coincided with the delivery of the first batch of cars to their very privileged owners. Let’s just say it was a sight to behold, as the pit garage doors slowly slid up to reveal the line-up of cars. We felt like a kid in a candy store.
As we wiped out drool away, the night continued on with the new owners heading out onto Sepang Circuit to familiarize themselves with their 911 GT2 RS around the former F1 circuit. They were later joined by several other Porsche owners, as the 70th anniversary celebrations continued on with a rare night session, open track day. We spotted several interesting cars which included a new 911 GT3 in Signal Green and a 911 GT3 RS in Ultra Violet. Oh, there was also a Cayman GT4 and even a Cayman R.
We’ll let the rest of our pictures do the talking. Enjoy.