2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS First-Drive Review

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Here comes the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS. We have a chance to review this amazing car after its release date couple days ago. This car is the track-focused version of the 911 Turbo S, which is currently available on the dealerships now. Let’s check them all one by one below.

Overview

The new model of GT2 RS is priced about $294,250 on the market at the moment. The weight of the car of current model is around 3500 pounds. But, its automaker claims that the 2018 model is only 3241 pounds. In other words, it is lighter than the Turbo trims. Thanks to the carbon fiber stuff. As we see on the current model, the GT2 RS modifies the current model especially at the wheel drive system. The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS boasts a 3.8-liter flat-six engine. While the current model is able to produce 580 horsepower, the newest model delivers 700 horsepower at 7000rpm. You can see a big difference here as well as the price. It is undoubtedly the fastest 911 that Porsche has ever built in their factory.

Features

There are noticeable features on the 2019 Porsche 911 GT2 RS. The first one is the set of carbon-fiber sway bars. This is actually an optional feature. The magnesium roof is kind of impossible on some sports cars. But, you can only find it on the RS trim. What makes the new GT2 RS can also be found on the rear wheels. The size is about 12.5 inches. The standard features start from water injection, which is so functional to make the engine’s intake charge cool all day long. Lightweight carpet, titanium muffler, and carbon hinges are other examples of the standard features that you can find on the new model of the 911 GT2 RS.

Transmission

The car enthusiasts are still debating about the transmission of the 2019 Porsche 911 GT2 RS. Porsche keeps staying with the automatic transmission. The reason is only one. It is all about the speed. Since this car is the most concerned lineup at the moment, Porsche doesn’t want to take a glance at manual transmission. As we can see, its twin-clutch automatic transmission, which is well known as PDK, is the proof that automatic transmission can defeat the manual one. Although manual brings out all of our skill and fun-to-drive things, both transmissions have the same movement to be honest.

Under the Hood

You have read the power of the 2019 Porsche 911 GT2 RS previously. We will be more detailed this time. Of course, there is a reason behind the name of GT, right? In addition, this automaker has done it at 911. It claims that the car hits 0-60mph just in 2.7 seconds. However, this car can’t defeat the 918 Spyder, which hits 0-60mph just in 2.2 seconds. But, the price of the Spyder isn’t comparable with the 911 GT2 RS. In other words, this newest lineup doesn’t slow at speed. It is like an alternative version of the Spyder. Perhaps, it is supported by the lightweight component on its main body.