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ReviewsThe Porsche 911 GT2 RS Is a 2019 Automobile All-Star

08:30  11 march  2019
08:30  11 march  2019 Source:   automobilemag.com

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New 2019 Macan. The new 911 GT 2 RS is a high-performance beast, which takes its driver’ s breath away. Because ever since the Weissach package was first offered in a similar form for the Porsche 918 Spyder, it has stood for extremely lightweight construction. The enhanced Porsche Communication Management (PCM) is your central control unit for all infotainment applications and is

I’ve noticed something. Once someone drives a 2018 Porsche 911 GT 2 RS , they change. Expressive faces freeze, talkers become mute, the silent bark like dogs. You doubt me? Then I suspect you haven’t driven one.

I've noticed something. Once someone drives a 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS, they change. Expressive faces freeze, talkers become mute, the silent bark like dogs. You doubt me? Then I suspect you haven't driven one.

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The new 911 GT 2 RS is a high-performance beast, which takes its driver’ s breath away. The enhanced Porsche Communication Management (PCM) is your central control unit for all infotainment applications and is standard equipment in all models.

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I previously tested a GT2 RS before All-Stars, so it came as zero surprise to me that this weapon scorched its way to becoming a crowd favorite at our annual shootout. Why? Because it's a completely correct, no-apologies, lap-record-breaking missile of a car that also happens to work on the street.

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My impressions have good company. "Such an intuitive, bogglingly powerful, and ultimately satisfying car," contributor Basem Wasef said. Art St. Antoine, also impressed, enthused: "Dayum! Just so compelling—blistering speed, sensational steering, massive grip, and importantly, utter poise." One word from senior editor Aaron Gold does a great job of summing things up: "Magical."

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Drive Rear wheel drive All wheel drive. Fueltype Gasoline Hybrid. Your filter criteria did not provide a suitable result. Show all models. Add one more model to see results. 911 GT 3 RS . From $ 187,500.00*.

Like the road-legal 911 GT 2 RS , the 1,390-kilogram Clubsport version is equipped with PSM ( Porsche Stability Management) including traction The carbon steering wheel and the colour display behind it have been taken from the 2019 Porsche 911 GT 3 R model. A massive safety cage combined with a

To produce a GT2 RS, imagine a Porsche 911 Turbo S given liposuction (removing excess weight and the front drive axle) and a high-dose steroid IV drip. If we include the Weissach package (chosen by 90 percent of RS owners), the GT2 RS weighs in at 300 pounds lighter while corralling 120 more horses than the all-wheel-drive Turbo S—a vehicle with its own very serious capabilities.

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From the driver's seat, the RS looks and feels like other 911s—essentially an excellent place to enjoy driving. There is nothing on the steering wheel to toggle, press, twist, talk to, or distract your eyes. Amen to that. Fabric interior door pulls add yet more commitment to enthusiastic weight savings.

All is not peaches and cream, however. The non-reclining, height-only adjustable sport bucket seats do not suit everyone. Online editor Ed Tahaney was quite clear: "The seats are as hard as a rock, and I think it's a brilliant car for sadists." This was seconded by Gold, who said the shell seats gave him a backache. For most of us, though, the seats work fine. I sat in them for 13 hours while driving 940 miles recently, with no hint of a butt-cheek shuffle. Can't please everyone.

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Whether a 911 Turbo, 911 Carrera RS 2.7 or 911 GT 3: the rear wing of the 911 has always challenged its fans with original names. The enhanced Porsche Communication Management (PCM) is your central control unit for all infotainment applications and is standard equipment in all models.

The racing version of the 911 GT 2 RS is limited to 200 units worldwide, and it can race at certain track days, motorsport events, and Porsche meets. The Clubsport is a single-seater with a stripped-out interior; it retains the 911 ' s basic dashboard shape but with a racing steering wheel, Recaro bucket

Porsche uses carbon fiber copiously on the exterior, and not only to save weight. Each piece is cleverly engineered to manipulate the air, creating gobs of cooling or downforce—all this while staying true to classic 911 lines is not an easy thing to do.

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Wings on street cars seem to be a thing with journalists and buyers alike. Despite the obvious track focus and the unquestionable necessity of the GT2's rear wing for aero balance, Detroit editor Todd Lassa wasn't buying in. "I felt like someone was right behind me all the time until I figured out it was the huge, unsubtle wing," he said. St. Antoine took the pragmatist road: "I could even live with the towering rear wing to enjoy a car this good."

The RS's chassis and suspension setup is something special. On track, the 911 shows sensational control and accessibility. It has a ludicrous ability to turn GT race car-like lap times by producing effortless downforce, almost 500 pounds of which comes at a very track-usable 124 mph.

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Street driving is usually not something track-focused cars do well, but the RS is different. Contributor Marc Noordeloos was measured, saying, "It's decent on the road, very usable, especially considering the track performance." Fellow contributing writer Jethro Bovingdon waxed lyrical: "How can an extreme track car work so well on the road? It literally defies logic, and it's utterly immersive, impossibly exciting." That the RS comes with solid suspension bushings makes these comments even more extraordinary. For the record, the Porsche fires up in its most compliant suspension mode; I left it there and found it all-day-driving comfortable. I even negotiated snow, slush, and ice one morning with no issues.

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All 911 Models. Panamera. The new 911 GT 2 RS is a high-performance beast, which takes its driver’ s breath away. It certainly lends the 911 GT 2 RS its distinctive appearance. A highly visible, unyielding feature is the ‘ PORSCHE ’ logo on the rear wing.

2019 Automobile All - Stars Is Coming. The comment was the cutesy sort that elicits chuckles, but there is a stark difference between looking at the GT 2 RS ’ s impressive array of performance hardware and statistics and imagining you know how it will feel and drive, and then actually experiencing the

The handling and drivability are so good that it's easy to forget how quick this car really is. Top speed is 211 mph, zero to 60 mph happens in just 2.7 seconds, and the quarter-mile rips by in 10.5 seconds. If anything, it all feels even quicker. The 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six pushes out 690 hp with 553 lb-ft of torque, and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires provide mind-bending grip.

The GT2 RS is certainly not cheap, but look at it this way: Plenty of real GT race cars are no faster around a track, they cost way more money, and they don't come with a four-year, 50,000-mile warranty. A less expensive production car that can also rip a faster lap time doesn't exist. For many, those attributes alone define value and bragging rights. But wait, you can also drive it to work. "Short of something costing close to $1 million or more," executive editor Mac Morrison enthused, "this is the best, most capable supercar on the planet as of now." Game over.

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2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Specifications

PRICE $294,250/$328,880 (base/as tested)
ENGINE 3.8L twin-turbo DOHC 24-valve flat-6; 690 hp @ 7,000 rpm, 553 lb-ft @ 2,500-4,500 rpm
TRANSMISSION 7-speed dual-clutch automatic
LAYOUT 2-door, 2-passenger, rear-engine, RWD coupe
EPA MILEAGE 15/21 mpg (city/hwy)
L x W x H 179.1 x 74.0 x 51.1 in
WHEELBASE 96.5 in
WEIGHT 3,241 lb
0-60 MPH 2.7 sec
TOP SPEED 211 mph

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