Porsche, the leading manufacturer of high-performance sports sedans in Germany, is seriously preparing to introduce a greater version of the outrageous 911 Turbo for the model year 2018. The upcoming model will be named as 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS, but the name GT2 RS was in use before six years during the development of the Porsche 911, a 997-series model that was rapidly nicknamed as, The Widowmaker. The 2018 model 911 GT2 RS will allegedly be introduced with a more powerful flat-six powertrain with two gigantic turbochargers to offer more power than its predecessor.
Naturally, acceleration of the upcoming model will also be improved, together with the maximum velocity. The new model GT2 RS will be offered with the rear-wheel drive system only, a configuration that guarantees an energetic driving experience. What remains to be observed is whether the new vehicle will be provided with a manual gearbox, a double-clutch automatic gearbox, or both.
2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Changes, Exterior
The exterior styling of the bi-turbo track sedan, the new Porsche 911, will be much comparable to the previous GT2 RS, meaning it will be originated from the 911 Turbo. Consequently, the majority of its outside elements, like the beefed-up back fenders with huge air vents and the front end are taken from the 991.2 Turbo. Even though the previous version is significantly originated from the standard Turbo, without the meekly customized aerodynamics of the bumper in the front and the new back diffuser with circular exhaust pipes, the new-fangled 911 GT2 RS will get considerably more alterations.
The front end of the 2018 model 911 GT2 RS comes outfitted with a larger splitter with side winglets, a black hood and with an innovative front bumper with restyled outlets for improved cooling. The sides of the new GT2 RS come with GT2 RS inscription, aero-improved mirrors, and beefier side skirts.
The back part of 2018 GT2 RS also looks analogous to that of the standard Turbo model. Its back fascia comes outfitted with a wing, which is larger than that of Turbo model, but it is smaller than that of the 911 GT3 model. It also comes outfitted with a race-enthused diffuser and a fresh radiator grille. The majority of the body sheets of the new vehicle will be made from carbon-fiber–reinforced polymer and carbon fiber, whereas the frivolous, race-kind wheels will restore the normal wheels in the previous model.
Analogous to the outside design, the in-house part of the new 2018 Porsche 911 comes with the enhanced track comfort and abridged weight. The new-fangled GT2 RS comes outfitted with a factory-roll passenger compartment and a six-way racing control as standard, whereas the audio system parts and the air conditioning will be offered if required. Like the earlier version, the 2018 version GT2 RS comes equipped with fabric inner door handles, instead of customary ones to produce even more of a competition sedan inside, concurrently saving the supplementary weight.
2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Engine
The new Porsche 911 GT2 RS 2018 is anticipated to come outfitted with the revamped edition of the existing bi-turbo, flat-six powertrain with the capacity of 3.8 liters. This powertrain generates the highest power of 700 horses, which is 160 horses in excess of the standard Turbo model. It also offers it with the highest twist of 550 lbs per foot. The engine speeds up the new GT2 RS to the 60 mph velocity from the stationary mode in less than 3,2 seconds and helps it to get the maximum velocity of 205 mph. Given that the Porsche GT3 RS and Porsche GT3 utilize the PDK gearbox, the 2018 model Porsche GT2 RS is estimated to come equipped with an automatic gearbox as standard. However, Porsche would provide coupe with the six-rate manual gearbox as an option.
Base price and the date of release
The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS release date is predictable to be the final part of 2016. About pricing, it will certainly be more costly than the previous model, so the new 911 GT2 RS is estimated to come with the preliminary price of $175,000.
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