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The time: seven minutes, 18 seconds on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife.
The power: 620 hp. The weight: 3,020 lb (1,370 kilograms) in road trim with all
fluids on board. The car: the new 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS.
The latest 911
is the fastest and most powerful road-going sports car ever built in the history
of Porsche. With horsepower (hp) up by 90 and weight down by 154 lbs (70
kilograms) in comparison with the previous 911 GT2, the new 911 GT2 RS has a
power-to-weight ratio of just 4.9 lbs (2.21 kg) per horsepower, by far the best
power/weight ratio in its class. These are the ideal ingredients for an
ultra-high-performance sports car with supreme agility and truly blistering
performance on the road. Perfectly illustrating Porsche Intelligent Performance,
the 2011 GT2 RS achieves a reduction of approximately 5 percent for both fuel
consumption and CO2 emissions when compared with the previous 911 GT2.
The 3.6 liter six-cylinder boxer engine features two variable turbine geometry
turbochargers and provides power to the rear wheels exclusively through a
six-speed manual gearbox. Equally impressive stopping power comes from Porsche
Composite Ceramic Brakes (PCCB).
New tires were specifically developed
for the 911 GT2 RS and measure 245/35 ZR19 at the front and 325/30 ZR19 at the
rear, delivering cornering performance to match the straight-line speed. Extreme
cornering dynamics are ensured by the setup of the springs, Porsche Adaptive
Suspension Management (PASM), unique anti-roll bars, specific engine mounts and
recalibrated Porsche Stability Management (PSM), whose stability and traction
control functions can be switched off individually.
The combined effect
of these developments is evident on the racetrack. In fact, the ultimate 911
accelerates from 0-60 in 3.4 seconds, boasts a top-track speed of 205 mph and
laps the famed Nürburgring-Nordschleife racetrack in just 7 minutes and 18
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