The 3.6 liter six-cylinder boxer engine delivers 620 hp and is boosted by two turbochargers with variable turbine geometry. The unit drives the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox.
With power up by 90 hp and weight down by 70 kilograms or 154 lb in comparison with the 911 GT2, the new 911 GT2 RS has a power-to-weight ratio of just 2.21 kg (4.9 lb) per horsepower.
The 911 GT2 RS can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds, from 0 to 200 km/h in just 9.8 seconds, and from 0 to 300 km/h in 28.9 seconds. The top speed is 330 km/h.
In its design the new 911 GT2 RS stands out from the 911 GT2 above all through the lavish use of carbon-fibre-reinforced (CFR) components in matt-black surface finish, even wider wheels and flared wheel arches at the front, new 911 GT2 light-alloy wheels with central locking, as well as ”GT2 RS“ model designations on the doors and rear lid.
The upgraded front spoiler lip and the rear spoiler lip made of CFR and now 10 millimetres higher, and feature a surface carbon finish.
The basic interior colour is black, contrasting with features such as the seat centre sections and the roof lining as well as segments on the steering wheel rim.
The gearshift and handbrake lever are both finished in red alcantara.
Additional technical highlights include specifically developed tires measuring 325/30 ZR 19, PCCB composite ceramic brakes, a sporting set-up of the springs, PASM (Porsche Adaptive Suspension Management), anti-roll bars, PSM (Porsche Stability Management).
Limited to just 500 units, the 911 GT2 RS will be available in Europe from September 2010, in the USA from October 2010. The Euro base price is 199,500.- Euro. Including VAT and national specifications/equipment the new 911 GT2 RS will retail in Germany at a price of 237,578 Euro.