Porsche 911 GT2 RS (997 gen2)



By combining the GT2 and RS badges Porsche came up with a winning combination.
The 997 GT2, in its original form, was a potent car that combined the power of a 911 Turbo with the fun and excitement of rear-wheel drive.

With the 997 GT2 RS, Porsche added light weight into the equation, in true RS style. Out went interior fripperies and in came a lightweight rear window, carbonfibre body panels (including the bonnet). The RS was 70kg lighter than the previous GT2, weighing in at just 1370kg. Other body changes included RS-style front arch extensions and restyled front and rear spoilers.

Power, meanwhile, was up 90bhp over the first 997 GT2, to 620bhp. That gave a power-to-weight ratio of 2.21kg per horsepower.

And in turn that gave stunning performance. 0-62mph took 3.5 seconds, 0-124mph was 9.8 seconds, while top speed was 205mph. The 997 GT2 RS was Porsche’s fastest production 911.
Just 500 examples of the 997 GT2 RS were sold worldwide.

Capacity: 3600cc
Compression ratio: 12.5:1
Maximum power: 620bhp at 6500rpm
Maximum torque: 700Nm at 2500-5500rpm
Brakes: Front: 380mm discs; rear: 350mm discs. PCCB, servo assisted with ABS
Suspension: Front: Lower wishbones and MacPherson struts with combined coil springs and dampers, plus anti-roll bar
Rear: Multilink with combined coil springs and dampers, plus anti-roll bar
Wheels & tyres: Front: 9Jx19ET47 with 245/35ZR19 Rear: 12Jx19ET48 with 325/30ZR19
Length: 4469mm
Width 1852mm
Weight: 1370kg
0-62mph: 3.5 sec
Top speed: 205mph