RE: Limited-run 911 GT2 RS Clubsport breaks cover

RE: Limited-run 911 GT2 RS Clubsport breaks cover

Wednesday 28th November

Limited-run 911 GT2 RS Clubsport breaks cover

Official reveal for the harder, meaner, track-only GT2 at LA - yours for, oh, squillions



Well, if the new 992 doesn't float your boat, then this old/new 991.2 just might. We've already talked about the Clubsport Package that can be optioned for a GT2 RS this month - this ain't that. Instead it's the first look at the car Porsche is describing as 'near standard but spectacular' - the GT2 RS Clubsport.

In what is presumably a last hurrah for the seventh generation of 911, Porsche will build 200 examples in lightweight, track-only spec. In addition to some of the features mentioned in the add-on pack, Porsche has confirmed that the distinct model will get fully switchable ABS via a dial on the centre console, a removable carbon steering wheel with colour display from the GT3 R racing car, a "massive" - their words - roll cage and an equally substantial 115-litre fuel cell, refillable through the carbon reinforced plastic front bonnet.


In fact, there's CFRP everywhere, with it used for the rear spoiler, roof and rear bonnet. Combine all that with the FIA-approved seat, harnesses, air jack system, three-way adjustable racing dampers, Michelin slick tyres and 18-inch forged wheels and it's clear this is a pretty serious upgrade. This even extends to the colour, white announced as the only one thus far - perfect for applying a livery too.

You may mock, but Porsche is serious about racing the car. "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 Walliser, Vice Pres of Porsche Motorsport and GT cars. So maybe they won't all just be holed up in collections...

With a spec and an aesthetic like this, it would be great to see some Clubsport racing on tracks around the world. Even if one in 10 of the 200 customers thinks it's a good idea, that's a 20 car grid. Of 700hp Porsches. Sounds alright, doesn't it? Those 200 will have to pay 405,000 euros plus local taxes, mind, which is roundabout double what you'd pay for a standard GT2 RS. Expect with deliveries to start next May. Perfect time to start racing. And empty a trust fund.





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WCZ

Original Poster:

6,023 posts

130 months

Wednesday 28th November
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even with 240bhp more the gt2rs is crap on track compared to just a normal gt3 cup

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsPfnbk0DtQ

and at £196k it's much cheaper than this, no real point in it imo

Skylinecrazy

13,624 posts

130 months

Wednesday 28th November
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WCZ said:
even with 240bhp more the gt2rs is crap on track compared to just a normal gt3 cup

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsPfnbk0DtQ

and at £196k it's much cheaper than this, no real point in it imo
Apart from the fact that this will be sold out and Porsche will make a fortune?

Or would you prefer all future cars to be boring electric cars?

Thank you Porsche for building cars like this.

WCZ

Original Poster:

6,023 posts

130 months

Wednesday 28th November
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Skylinecrazy said:
part from the fact that this will be sold out and Porsche will make a fortune?
ah so it's an investment car!

Skylinecrazy said:
Or would you prefer all future cars to be boring electric cars?
? the 911 cup isn't electric and is pretty far from boring imo

Krikkit

13,521 posts

117 months

Wednesday 28th November
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WCZ said:
even with 240bhp more the gt2rs is crap on track compared to just a normal gt3 cup

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsPfnbk0DtQ
Street tyres and PDK helical box loses to straight-cut sequential and slicks shocker...

ukaskew

4,423 posts

157 months

Wednesday 28th November
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WCZ said:
and at £196k it's much cheaper than this, no real point in it imo
Only somebody living under a rock for the past 10 years would say there is no point in a limited run Porsche.



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Skylinecrazy

13,624 posts

130 months

Wednesday 28th November
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WCZ said:
? the 911 cup isn't electric and is pretty far from boring imo
The more dinosaur fuelled crazy cars made the better. Whether they are pointless or not.

Sandpit Steve

83 posts

10 months

Wednesday 28th November
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ukaskew said:
WCZ said:
and at £196k it's much cheaper than this, no real point in it imo
Only somebody living under a rock for the past 10 years would say there is no point in a limited run Porsche.
Let’s hope a few of these awesome cars find their way onto the track, rather than spending their lives in a nice air conditioned garage as their owners watch the value go up.

As the article suggests, twenty 700bhp monsters lined up for a race series would be fantastic - support series for DTM or Euro F3?

richthebike

363 posts

73 months

Wednesday 28th November
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Of course there's no point to a 700bhp racing car! That is the point.
It's not a GT3 cup. So what? I bet it'll be different to drive, and fairly good fun. It'll suit some people better.

Get over yourself.

Sandpit Steve

83 posts

10 months

Wednesday 28th November
quotequote all
WCZ said:
even with 240bhp more the gt2rs is crap on track compared to just a normal gt3 cup

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsPfnbk0DtQ

and at £196k it's much cheaper than this, no real point in it imo
Good video. 5 seconds in over 130 is much closer than expected for a car on street legal tyres and with an interior, up against one on slicks with a lot of weight removed.

Vee12V

749 posts

96 months

Wednesday 28th November
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I just can't understand why you'd get one of these if it isn't street legal. It's still a Porsche, still a 911, so why not just get a Cup car that's cheaper AND faster??

Gameface

5,909 posts

13 months

Wednesday 28th November
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"This even extends to the colour, white announced as the only one thus far - perfect for applying a livery too".

Too?


sidesauce

864 posts

154 months

Wednesday 28th November
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Gameface said:
"This even extends to the colour, white announced as the only one thus far - perfect for applying a livery too".

Too?
Technically that could actually be correct syntax as in "it's also good for"?

Gameface

5,909 posts

13 months

Wednesday 28th November
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I think it's an error.

As for the Porsche, it's just another unicorn.

Amanitin

182 posts

73 months

Wednesday 28th November
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these should race the Senna and the Vulcan. That I would watch. Maybe.

NorfolkInClue1

919 posts

97 months

Wednesday 28th November
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Jesus fking yawn........

Another "limited" car........

Porsche vs McLaren in a battle for cash from the feckless brand wes, I just can't wait for the top secret pointless ring time to be "leaked".........

Boring beyond boring.

Skylinecrazy

13,624 posts

130 months

Wednesday 28th November
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NorfolkInClue1 said:
Jesus fking yawn........

Another "limited" car........

Porsche vs McLaren in a battle for cash from the feckless brand wes, I just can't wait for the top secret pointless ring time to be "leaked".........

Boring beyond boring.
You honestly think that is boring?

You’re on the wrong site completely.

smithyithy

4,097 posts

54 months

Thursday 29th November
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Brutal - absolutely love it

MDL111

2,986 posts

113 months

Thursday 29th November
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I think it is awesome
wonder if somebody will get one road registered in the UK (seems like one of the few countries where such things are possible)

WCZ

Original Poster:

6,023 posts

130 months

Thursday 29th November
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Vee12V said:
I just can't understand why you'd get one of these if it isn't street legal. It's still a Porsche, still a 911, so why not just get a Cup car that's cheaper AND faster??
yeah this was my point yet I was hounded for pointing out that a track focused non-road legal cup car is cheaper and quicker than this track focused non-road legal gt2rs

Hoonfest

138 posts

148 months

Thursday 29th November
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The only people who will make money from these cars are the first time buyers (specially selected) who are just in it for the investment, after that forget it, the values will plummet for 2nd owners.