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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
|Type||Water-cooled 6-cylinder aluminium twin-turbo rear-mounted boxer engine and rigid suspension|
|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|
|Type||7-speed PDK gearbox with rigid suspension and short throw|
|Lubrication||Internal pressurised oil lubrication with active oil cooling|
|Differential||Limited slip differential optimised for racing|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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||ca. 1390 kg|
|Colour||White water-based paint|
Edited by: Glen Smale
Images by: Porsche Werkfoto