2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS at “Forza Motorsport 7” launch
Porsche on Sunday used the launch of the “Forza Motorsport 7” video game to briefly show its new 911 GT2 RS. The launch took place at an Xbox preview showing for E3 which runs from June 13-15 in Los Angeles.
The uber 911 is also the featured car on the cover art of the video game which will be available for Xbox and PC on October 3. Recall, Porsche ended its pesky licensing agreement with EA last year, allowing the brand’s cars to once again feature on other publishers’ titles.
But getting back to the GT2 RS, the car makes its formal debut at September’s 2017 Frankfurt auto show and should be on sale late this year or early next. It will arrive as a 2018 model.
Its engine is an uprated version of the 911 Turbo’s 3.8-liter mill. Mods specific to the GT2 RS’s engine are said to include bigger turbos, tougher internals, a lightweight titanium exhaust system, and a water-injection system just like the one fitted to the BMW M4 GTS. The result should be a peak output exceeding 650 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque.
There will be plenty of chassis mods, too. Most of these are being borrowed from the 911 GT3 RS and 911 GT3 Cup race car. With the regular 911 GT3 now capable of a 7:12.7 Nürburgring lap time, we hear the GT2 RS might go under the 7:00 marque.