Porsche 991 GT2 RS Clubsport pack brings steel roll cage to hardcore 911

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If the Porsche 991 GT2 RS were any more suited to track work, it would be a racing car. The former Nurburgring lap record holder is arguably the finest handling car you can buy today, capable of darting through corners with the agility of a frantic ferret. But now, thanks to a new option added by Porsche, it could potentially handle even better.

Called simply the “Clubsport package”, it adds a steel roll cage to the back of the car. While the GT2 RS already comes equipped with a titanium cage, the steel variant is approved by the FIA, meaning it enable the car the option to go racing should the owner feel inclined.

The steel cage comes with additional reinforcements where it attaches to the body, so it should increase the rigidity of the chassis even further. Along with the cage, the Clubsport package also comes with a fire extinguisher - perish the thought of ever needing to use it - and a six-point harness for that full racing driver experience. Unfortunately, the Clubsport pack can only be had with the fixed racing buckets rather than the electrically adjustable sports seats that offer more comfort.

The Clubsport pack doesn’t cost a penny for buyers to spec - and can be paired with or without the Weissach pack that strips 66lbs (30kg) from the mass of the car. Given that the Clubsport option will be ticked by people wanting the most race-focused experience possible, it’s thought that the majority of people who have it will also spec the Weissach pack.

The 3.8L Twin-Turbo Flat-6 remains in the same state of tune - with 691bhp and 553lb-ft of torque, which translates to a 0-60mph time of 2.7 seconds! Should be enough.

But what do you guys think about the Clubsport pack? Is it the sort of thing you’d spec in your GT2 RS, or do you not see the point for more casual performance driving? Let me know in the comments.

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Written by: Angelo Uccello

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