Porsche has officially unveiled today the 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS, a hardcore version of their 911 GT2 that is probably the most powerful Porsche ever made. The 911 GT2 RS is around 70 kg lighter than the regular model thanks to an extensive use of carbon fiber and a new body kit.
The new aerodynamics kit consists of a redesigned front bumper, new side skirts and a new rear wing spoiler that adds more downforce to the car’s rear end and improves handling at high speeds. The RS model is powered by the same 3.6L engine found on the standard version with two variable turbochargers that was upgraded to deliver 620 HP, 90 HP more than the standard GT2.
Since the car is lighter and also more powerful the GT2 RS has a power to weight ratio of 2.21 kg/HP which results in an incredible acceleration time. Porsche announced that the 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds and it could reach an electronically limited top speed of 330 km/h.
The new model also gained in handling after it received Porsche’s Composite Ceramic Brakes and a new set of lightweight 19″ wheels with specially designed tired for this model. The car also features new anti roll bars, specific engine mounts and recalibrated Porsche Stability Management and the traction control functions can be switched off individually,
The car’s interior features two piece bucket seats made from carbon fiber reinforced plastic and lightweight door panels with fabric traps instead of the normal door handles. The interior features a black trim with contrasting red elements.
Porsche claims the new GT2 RS can lap the famous Nurburgring circuit in 7 minutes and 18 seconds. The 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS will be limited edition with just 500 units to be made with each unit priced at $245,000.
The 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS was revealed today in a couple of leaked images apparently shot during a sort of official presentation. The new 911 GT2 RS is probably the greatest version of the 911 and features a wider and more aggressive body kit with new spoilers, side skirts, a new carbon fiber hood, big air intakes and a new set of eye catching wheels.
The car’s interior was also fully refined and Porsche took almost everything out and installed sport bucket seats and other sporty elements and covered everything in a stylish red Alcantara trim.
We don’t have any official details about the 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS but this supercar is apparently lighter and powerful than the regular 911 GT2. Sources suggest that Porsche managed to shave almost 100 kg from the car’s weight and under the hood the car features a modified version of the 911 GT2 twin turbocharged flat-six engine that is able to produce 600 HP.
With the huge power output, reduced weight and optimal aerodynamics, the new GT2 RS should be a lot more powerful than the regular model. We’ll be back with more details as soon as the car is officially unveiled!
American tuning company Vorsteiner released their own upgrade package for the Porsche Panamera that features a couple of new styling elements. The Vorsteiner Porsche Panamera comes with a lightweight body kit made front a new front bumper with an addon spoiler, side skirts, a new rear bumper with an integrated diffuser and an addon duck tail spoiler.
The car also received other upgrades that make it more stylish than the regular model and Vorsteiner installed a lowered suspension system that brings it closer to the ground, a new set of wheels sized 10×22″ in the front and 11×22″ in the back and a Fine texture gunmetal finish.
Vorsteiner hasn’t released the pricing for their Porsche Panamera package yet.
The car tuners from TechArt have released a new upgrade package for the 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo that consists of a new exterior kit. The new styling package was dubbed Aero Kit II and consists of a new front spoiler, new side skirts and redesigned front and rear aprons.
The Aero Kit II has optimal aerodynamics which leads to an improved supply of cooling air to the radiators and intercoolers and also to the car’s brakes. The package also comes with a rear spoiler II that reduces the aerodynamic lift at the front and adds more downforce to the rear axle.
The front side of the TechArt 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo Aero Kit II also features multi-functional daytime running lights that combine daytime running lamps with position light, parking light and direction indicators in one LED unit All parts of the new Aero Kit II are made from lightweight carbon fiber and polyurethane RIM.
Porsche Tequipment has released four new options for the Porsche 911: new wheels, an Aerokit Cup package, a Sport Design front apron and a new sports steering wheel. The new wheels are 19″ Sport Classic inspired from the legendary Fuchs rims and feature a five spoke design with the rim star painted black, the wheel hump in gloss lathed finish and the Porsche logo. These wheels are priced at 5,569 Euros but production will be limited to just 250 units.
The Aerokit Cup package is inspired from the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup and consists of a new front apron, a redesigned front fascia with a new spoiler lip and a big rear wing. This package is priced at 4,522 Euros. The Sport Design front apron is another new exterior option and it comes with a spoiler lip and air intakes and will be priced at 2,160 Euros.
For the car’s interior Porsche Tequipment will offer a three-spoke sports steering wheel that features gearshift paddles, leather upholstery and metal accents. This sports steering wheel is priced at just 940 Euros.
[Source: Porsche via WCF]
Porsche specialists from TechArt have released a new performance kit for the facelifted Porsche 911 Turbo that will be available in two stages. The first stage of this new power kit comes with a recalibrated engine control unit and a new sport air filter.
After these upgrades were made, the TechArt Facelifted Porsche 911 Turbo gained an extra 70 HP and will have a total power output of 570 HP. With all this power under the hood, the car will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and it could reach a top speed of 324 km/h.
The second level of this performance upgrades consists of installing a custom sport exhaust system and new manifolds. With these upgrades the car will have a total power output of 620 HP and 820 Nm of torque which is 120 HP and 120 Nm more than the standard car.
After the second stage of this power kit the TechArt Facelifted Porsche 911 Turbo is able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in a breathtaking time of just 2.9 seconds and it could reach a top speed of 333 km/h.
Porsche is planning to launch the baddest 911 to hit the streets, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, in September this year. The special RS version of the GT2 was caught on camera at a dealer last weekend and we can’t really see if there are any visual differences between the RS and a standard GT2 since the image is not too clear.
From a couple of hints, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS will have 620 bhp to play with and all this power output will go to the car’s rear wheels. The car was seen testing at the famous Nurburgring recently and managed to get a track time of 7 minutes and 22 seconds.
The 911 GT2 RS will be around 200 pounds lighter than the regular Porsche 911 GT2 and will be able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds. The car will also receive an adjustable suspension system and a roll cage but we will probably get full details about it as soon as Porsche will officially reveal the car on May 14th.
The 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS will be priced at around 240,000 Euros.
Bloomberg reported yesterday that Porsche has announced a recall of all the 2010 Porsche Panameras sold until now for a technical problem with the safety belts. After a couple of tests Porsche discovered that the belts might not properly hold after accelerating and reversing repeatedly and the company will install an additional safety component during normal servicing.
No incidents due to this seat belt problem have been reported yet but Porsche wants to keep it safe and they recalled all Panameras delivered since the four door model was introduced. This means that exactly 11,324 Porsche Panameras will have to be fixed when they are taken to a dealership for scheduled maintenance.
The news is actually smaller than the problem but it seems recalls are getting more and more frequent and popular after the long line of problems with Toyotas.
The German tuners from TechArt have released another customization program for the Porsche Panamera that features a matte black exterior and was dubbed, of course, as the Black Edition. The car features the company’s aerodynamic kit I that was released a while ago and the new exterior look is defined by a matte black vynil wrap.
The new upgrade package also features a new set of 22″ Formula II light alloy wheels, new brake calipers with the TechArt logo in red, custom black LED daytime running lights and a new exhaust system. The black/red contrast is continued in the interior of the car where TechArt covered everything with black leather and alcantara hand stitched in red and also added some carbon fiber trim elements.
The car tuners haven’t revealed the pricing details of the TechArt Porsche Panamera Black Edition upgrade package yet.
Porsche specialists from 9ff have released a new performance upgrade for the new Porsche 911 (997) Turbo facelift that was dubbed DR700. The package name was inspired from the total power output of this modified Porsche in PS and this will be the top of the line package offered for the 997 Turbo facelift by 9ff.
To achieve this impressive power boost the 9ff Porsche 997 Turbo DR700 received an adjustable exhaust system that is controlled through a switch from the cabin with special tailpipes, upgraded headers and sport catalytics, a high performance air filter, new intercoolers, an upgraded ECU and intake manifold, 9ff turbochargers, a new camshaft and an upgraded transmission.
After all these upgrades were made, the modified 997 Turbo develops 700 PS (690 bhp) and 870 Nm of torque which will take this car from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds, to 200 km/h in 9.4 seconds and it could reach 300 km/h sprinting from 0 in just 23 seconds.