Porsche 911 GT2 RS
Recently, Porsche released details about the new Porsche 911 Turbo S and this got us thinking about how fast the next 911 GT2 will be. When you consider the fact that the new Turbo S rocket from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds (when you get the Sport Chrono Package) and the outgoing GT2 RS was able to go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds, just how fast will the a new model be?
If you figure that a 0 to 60 mph time of 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 198 mph are the base. You would figure that a new 991 GT2 would hit 0 to 60 mph in just 2.6 seconds and be able to hit the 200 mph mark. If this is true then a new RS model would need to take this even future and hit 0 to 60 mph in just 2.4 seconds and keep going past 200 mph. That 2.4 second mark would give the top of the line 911 the same 0 to 60 mph time as a Bugatti Veyron (although rumor has it that a new Veyron will go from 0 to 60 mph in just 1.8 seconds).
To accomplish these incredible performance figures expect for Porsche to tune the flat-six engine and turbochargers. More than likely a seven-speed dual clutch PDK transmission will be the only option on the new model (as appears to be the direction that the German performance car maker is going). They would also likely look to reduce as much weight as possible (especially in the RS model) to give the engine as little weight to propel as possible.
To give you an idea of just how fast the new Porsche 911 Turbo S and any future GT2 models will be we’re posting a video about the outgoing 997 GT2 RS. This video from Top Gear USA gives an overview of the rear-engined monster and shows just how fast that model was. We look forward to seeing just how fast a new top model rear-engined sports car will be.
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