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Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport World premiere in Los Angeles

Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport
Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport (Type 991, Gen. 2)

The new Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport celebrated its world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show on 28 November 2018. The near standard 700 hp racing version of the road-legal 911 GT2 RS sports car is limited to just 200 units, and can be run at clubsport events as well as 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,” said Dr Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President Motorsport and GT Cars.

Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport
Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport (Type 991, Gen. 2)

The technology of the race car is based on the high-performance 911 GT2 RS sports car, just like in the 935, which Porsche unveiled nine weeks ago. Both cars share the same engine as their road-legal relative, a state-of-the-art 3.8-litre flat-six twin-turbo motor. Power from the rear engine is transferred via a rigidly mounted seven-speed Porsche dual clutch gearbox to the 310-millimetre-wide rear wheels. Like in all other racing versions of the 911, the driver changes gears via shift paddles on the steering wheel.

Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport
Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport (Type 991, Gen. 2) being followed by a 911 GT2 RS sports car

The positioning of the engine behind the rear axle ensures excellent traction and braking performance. Six-piston aluminium monobloc racing callipers on the front axle in combination with 390 mm diameter internally ventilated and grooved steel brake discs provide excellent deceleration values at the front axle. The rear axle is fitted with four-piston callipers and 380 mm discs.

Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport
Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport (Type 991, Gen. 2) being followed by a 911 GT2 RS sports car

Like the road-legal 911 GT2 RS, the 1390 kg Clubsport version is equipped with PSM (Porsche Stability Management) including traction control as well as an anti-lock braking system (ABS). Depending on the driving situation, these assistance systems can be adjusted separately or switched off completely via a map switch positioned on the centre console.

The carbon steering wheel and the colour display behind it have been taken from the 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 R model. A massive safety cage combined with a racing bucket seat and a six-point safety harness ensure maximum safety. Air conditioning provides optimal cooling of the interior.

Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport
Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport (Type 991, Gen. 2) interior

The new Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport can be ordered now from €405,000 plus country-specific VAT. Customers will receive their vehicles from May 2019 at exclusive delivery events.

Technical description Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport (Type 991, Gen. 2)

Engine
Type Water-cooled 6-cylinder aluminium twin-turbo rear-mounted boxer engine and rigid suspension
Capacity 3800 cc
Bore x stroke 102 x 77.5 mm
Power output 700 hp (515 kW)
Valves 4-valve technology with camshaft adjustment and valve-lift switchover Vario-Cam Plus
EMS Continental SDI 9
Transmission
Type 7-speed PDK gearbox with rigid suspension and short throw
Flywheel Dual mass
Lubrication Internal pressurised oil lubrication with active oil cooling
Differential Limited slip differential optimised for racing
Suspension
Front axle McPherson suspension strut; adjustable height, camber and track, optimised stiffness with high-performance spherical bearings, centre-locking wheel nuts; 3-way racing dampers, reinforced tie-rod; electro-mechanical power steering with variable steering ratio; blade anti-roll bar
Rear axle McPherson multi-link rear axle; adjustable height, camber and track, optimised stiffness with high-performance spherical bearings, centre-locking wheel nuts; 3-way racing dampers, reinforced tie-rod, blade anti-roll bar
Brakes
Brake system Two separate brake circuits for front and rear axles; adjustable via brake balance bar system
Front axle Six-piston aluminium monobloc racing brake callipers with anti-knock-back piston springs; steel brake discs, internally ventilated with 390 mm diameter, racing brake pads, optimised brake cooling ducts
Rear axle Four-piston aluminium monobloc racing brake callipers with anti-knock-back piston springs; steel brake discs, internally ventilated with 380 mm diameter, racing brake pads, optimised brake cooling ducts
Rims/Tyres
Front axle One-piece light-alloy forged wheels; 10.5J x 18 offset 28 with centre-locking nut; Michelin transport tyres 27/65-R18
Rear axle One-piece light-alloy forged wheels; 12.5J x 18 offset 46 with centre-locking nut; Michelin transport tyres 31/71-R18
Electrical system
Instrument cluster COSWORTH ICD with integrated data logger, sport Chrono watch and boost gauge
Steering wheel Removable Porsche steering wheel with shift paddles
Timing Porsche Track Precision race app and integrated lap trigger
Battery Lightweight lithium-ion battery, 60 Ah, leak-proof, mounted in passenger foot well
Safety Emergency cut-off switch in cockpit and outside left of the windscreen
Tyres Tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
Bodywork Weight-optimised bodyshell in aluminium-steel composite design
CFRP motorsport rear wing
Enlarged air inlets with integrated LED headlights in 4-point design
CFRP roof with removable escape hatch complying with FIA Art. 275a
Lightweight CFRP front hood with quick release catches
Removable CFRP rear hood with quick release catches
115-litre FT3 safety fuel cell, refuelling through the front hood
Welded-in safety cage
Recaro racing bucket seat with longitudinal seat adjustment and padding system
6-point safety harness
Air jack system (three jacks)
Fire extinguishing system with electronic release unit
Weight/dimensions
Weight ca. 1390 kg
Length 4743 mm
Width 1978 mm
Height 1359 mm
Wheelbase 2457 mm
Colour White water-based paint

Edited by: Glen Smale
Images by: Porsche Werkfoto

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