Porsche 911 GT2 RS (2018) in the test: First ride, technology – versägt The 911, the super sports car

So fast, so loud, so wonderfully rough: The 911 GT2 RS is the crown in Porsches penalty series. First ride in a 911 which wegboxt even super sports quite loose.

The Porsche 911 GT2 RS is rear-wheel drive Porsche currently fastest - before the super sports car 918 SpyderThe Porsche 911 GT2 RS is rear-wheel drive Porsche currently fastest - before the super sports car 918 Spyder Source: Porsche

Portimao - Sometimes there simply must be a combustor for the special moments and special cars. A drive without batteries, supercapacitors or electric motor. Without everything that makes the car difficult or complicated. Just a monstrously powerful petrol without bells, but with a lot of oomph.

So a car now comes from Porsche. "Finally," one might call - and then think of all the wonderful GT and RS models. Are there long ago. This is nevertheless especially here. For the 911 GT2 RS puts any cars in the pocket, more precisely, the piston pocket. The small and large suckers that Stromer and hybrids that hyper- and super sports car, all the fastest cars "of all time".

Sure, some of which are more powerful (yet), some go straight faster. But: No later than on the Nordschleife of the GT2 RS is passing. A round lasts with the right driver only 6: 47.3 minutes. By comparison, the Porsche 918 Spyder 6:57 minutes Lamborghini Huracán-performance 6: 52.01 minutes.

Porsche 911 GT2 RS: Racing-penalty for the road

For that Porsche did not even have to reinvent the penalty. The recipe is simple and proven. In GT2 RS is about much performance, low weight and fine tuning. The basics of sports car construction, so to speak. Nevertheless, this car hardly feels after a Schwabinger Flanier-911th Because the engineers have developed into the everyday life of the GT2 RS challenges and a lot of track.

In miami blue Porsche 911 GT2 RS on the highway: Again, it works fine and can run for all his force In miami blue Porsche 911 GT2 RS on the highway: Again, it works fine and can run for all his force Source: Porsche This does not mean that it does not work in the city, on the highway or the highway 911th The duty succeeds even surprisingly well - despite firmer spring rate, semi slicks and cage in the rear. But it lacks any comfort. Brake pads rub heard on the ceramic discs, the tire pluck the asphalt from small stones. The crackle and rumble against hardly insulated sheet metal and plastic parts. hums and hisses from behind the turbo Boxer, as if he is sitting next to you.

No, the GT2 RS is not a daily driver with sporting facilities where you talk nice things at 180. Since you have already roaring. Fortunately, he's not a car in which you want to talk at this rate. Talking leaving this to the penalty. He says exactly what is going on: Whether charging pressure is applied when the power comes. And when the traction breaks away.

"Anything but a gechipter Turbo"

This occurs, for certainly if you let it rip. Too narrow braked into the turn, too early in the gas, even the rear sliding sideways. No wonder: In the 911 GT2 RS 700 hp meet rear wheel drive. That makes this Porsche born in 2017 not to Downey from impact of 911 turbos in the 1980s. But again: Seven hundred horsepower to the rear axle! This should only very dosed drive jokes normal talented drivers.

The 3.8-liter boxer of the GT2 is based on the the current top model. However, series leader Andreas Preuninger stressed: "This is anything but a gechipter Turbo." Only with a new software, this performance will not let realize.

Porsche installed new pistons and larger VTG turbocharger. In addition, a revised Ansaugktrakt and Wasseraufspritzung for the intercooler. The boost pressure increased from 1.3 (911 Turbo S) to 1.55 bar (GT2 RS). 3.8-liter boxer in the Porsche 911 GT2 RS: 700 hp, 750 Nm of torque 3.8-liter boxer in the Porsche 911 GT2 RS: 700 hp, 750 Nm of torque Source: Porsche

Despite great turbos and tidy Pressure: The six-cylinder in its performance GT2 developed linear. Between two and a half and four and a half thousands of revolutions it beats the maximum torque of 750 Newton meters into the transmission. After that, however, its strength decreases hardly. The boxer rotate briskly until 7,200 trips. Theoretically, the car would drive 360 ​​km / h fast. Porsche governs from at 340 stuff. For the tires.

Lightweight construction and aerodynamics in the 911 GT2 RS

The Michelin Semi Slicks stick properly if they are to temperature. The GT2 need these tires, because everyone Straßenpneu would be overwhelmed with his power. Even so it works just barely: The ESP lamp flickers even in third gear, despite limited slip differential and 325er- width. Porsche tunes the helpers but down so that they engage cautiously and not annoying.

All-wheel stand during the development of the question. As an effective means to bring a lot of power to the road. Porsche decided against the propeller shaft and thus less weight. 50 kilos saves this interpretation. More kilos accounted for in the body, wheels, windows and interior. Despite cage adaptive dampers and rear axle of the GT2 RS weighs 1470 kg, ideally. A 911 GT3 RS (pre-facelift) weighs only one talent less.

Really awesome GT2 RS will but only through his vote. Porsche is a rigid bearing that really make every pebble in the steering wheel erspürbar. Which is itself measured by the Elfer standard much precision and perfect feedback. can drive fast with such a car at all. so professionals break records.

The 911 GT2 RS lapped the Nurburgring Nordschleife in 6: 43.7 minutes The 911 GT2 RS lapped the Nurburgring Nordschleife in 6: 43.7 minutes Source: Porsche


The GT2 RS is not a car for the ice cream shop, but one for the race track - and perhaps for the way there. For everyday the GT2 RS is too raw, too tight, too loud. His brakes grip only really when they are hot. And cold tires may not listen to you.

So few compromises usually are not counted penalty today. And that's what makes this so great. If you drive him sharply, he shows the back of his red-hot man Kats through the open exhaust valve. And he is fun already on the motorway and highway. Its full potential, however, shows this exceptional Porsche only on the racetrack.

Specifications Porsche 911 GT2 RS

  • Drive: 3.8-liter six-cylinder, two VTG turbochargers
  • Power: 700 hp (515 kW) at 7000 rev / min
  • Torque: 750 Nm at 2500 to 4500 rev / min
  • Transmission: 7-speed dual clutch transmission
  • 0 - 100 km / h 2.8 s
  • 0-200 km / h 8.3 s
  • Top speed of 340 km / h (limited)
  • Consumption: 11.8 l / 100 km (NEDC)
  • Length: 4.549 m
  • Width: 1.880 m
  • Height: 1.297 m
  • Wheelbase: 2,453 m
  • Curb weight: 1,545 kg (. EU standard, including driver and liquids)
  • Trunk: 115 l
  • Base price Porsche GT2 RS: from 285,220 euros

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