Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport is a track-only GT2 RS on steroids
Say hello to the new daddy of hardcore Porsche's
Porsche is on a roll at the L.A Auto show this year, along showcasing it's all-new 8th generation 911, the manufacturer revealed a new track-only edition of the already pretty hardcore 911 GT2 RS.
The car is limited to just 200 units and is aimed at wealthy track day enthusiasts, the car will be available for entry at club-sport events and selected Motorsport meets. “For the upcoming years, our customers will not only race the GT2 RS Clubsport on track days but also at international motor racing events. We are currently holding very productive talks with the race organiser SRO,” says Dr Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President Motorsport and GT Cars.
The Clubsport gets a 'Weight-optimised bodyshell in aluminium-steel composite design' and even more aggressive aero pack, sporting a gigantic rear wing and huge front hood air-vents. The 3.8 litre twin-turbo flat-6 remains unchanged and still produces 700 rampaging horsepower, but now it has to haul around some 80kg's less compared to the road going model coming in at just 1390kg.
The weight savings are thanks to even more carbon fibre bits than the Weissach pack, the roof, hood, 'rear hood' and the rear wing are all made of carbon. Interestingly the roof has FIA approved safety-hatch.
On the inside, there is a fully welded in roll-cage and an FIA approved Recaro bucket-seat with a 6-point harness. The removable carbon-fibre steering wheel and display come straight from the GT3 R race car. The car retains the Porsche Stability Management system with ABS, Traction Control and Electronic Stability Control, the user can adjust or simply disable all of these off via the centre console map switch.
Those who intended to take the car to race tracks in hot weather but don't like to 'sweat it', will be pleased to hear that the air-conditioning system managed to escape the weight saving process. Other cool race car bits include: 115-litre FT3 safety fuel cell refuelled through the front hood, air jack system and fire extinguisher.
Visually the biggest difference is noticeable around the back of the car where the rear bumper is completely has been completely redesigned, although the huge new carbon wing kind of steals the show. Around the front, the biggest difference is visible on the hood which gained some new air vents.
While the official press release states the colour as - 'White water-based paint', I for one really hope to see these some of the delivered models in the same gorgeous livery as the model shown in photographs. No pricing has been given at the moment.