Porsche 911 GT2 RS gets water injection, makes more than 641 horsepower

Porsche 911 GT2 RS gets water injection, makes more than 641 horsepower

0 comments 📅20 June 2017, 16:00

The 997-era Porsche 911 GT2 was a sort of mashup between the track-ready 911 GT3 and the softer, more satisfied, and more powerful 911 Turbo. The RS model remains one of the most powerful cars Porsche has constantly produced. It’s been more than five years since that car went out of moulding, but a new model is finally on the way. Evo was lucky enough to ride along in the new 991-generation GT3 RS, and it’s obviously even faster and more over the top than before.

According to Evo, the new GT2 RS will receive the same basic format of the last model. It will use the twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter even six from the 911 Turbo S, cranked up to at least 641 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. For citation, the last model cranked out 612 horsepower from a turbocharged 3.6-liter spread out six. To aid the engine, Porsche will introduce a water injection system similar to the one worn in the BMW M4 GTS.

Andreas Preuninger, head of GT car development, told Evo that the engine isn’t simply a Turbo S apparatus with more boost. Though it will have more boost, the motor also gets beefed-up internals, larger turbochargers, and a titanium exhaust. Like forward of, it will send all that power just to the rear wheels, though not through Porsche’s PDK dual-clutch transmission. Some might complain far the loss of a manual, but RS models have always been about flat-out play and lap times.

PDK means the GT2 RS can use Porsche’s locking differential which will help superintend all that power. Weight will be down compared with other 911s, granted final measurements haven’t been revealed. Preuninger says the final party will be below 3,300 pounds. The car will also make extensive use of aero tweaks, including a solid rear wing, and carbon ceramic brakes as standard equipment.

Development is at long last wrapping up, meaning we could see the car sometime this summer. There’s no word on pricing, but reckon on the new model to cost well over $200,000.

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