Porsche has revealed a lightweight track-only Clubsport version of its 700hp 911 GT2 RS…
As the world prepared for the reveal of the all-new eighth generation 911, Porsche unveiled one last version of its second-generation 991 model of 911 – a Clubsport version of the range-topping 911 GT2 RS. Like the recently announced 935, the 700hp machine is a track-only non-road homologated Porsche based on the GT2 RS road car. The 911 GT2 RS Clubsport is intended to be run at club level motorsport events and race meetings and potentially in a new GT2 category of racing run by the SRO – just 200 will be built.
The 991 GT2 RS Clubsport shares its 3.8-litre flat-six twin-turbocharged engine with its road-going relation, power is fed through a seven-speed PDK dual clutch gearbox with a ‘race optimised’ LSD. A carbon fibre roof with removable escape hatch (complying with FIA regulations), and carbon fibre front hood and rear deck lid with quick release catches also feature. Further racing additions include a 115-litre FT3 fuel cell which allows for refuelling through the front hood, and a three part air-jack system.
Six-piston aluminium racing brake callipers sit on the front axle with vented and grooved 390mm steel discs, out back come four-piston callipers with 380mm discs. Like all motorsport Porsche 911s, the car comes only in a White water-based paint and is delivered with transport tyres fitted, in this instance, to lightweight one-piece alloy forged centre locking wheels in staggered 10.5x (front) and 12.5×18-inch (rear) sizes. At (1,390kgs) the 911 GT2 RS Clubsport weighs 80kgs less than its road-going equivalent. As you’d expect the interior has been stripped of any non-essential items, the car comes fitted with a welded-in roll cage and a single Recaro racing bucket seat with six-point harnesses. In front of the driver sits a carbon fibre steering wheel located ahead of a colour data logging dashboard display, this has been lifted from the 911 GT3 R race car. Interestingly the Clubsport retains its air-conditioning system, there is also a fire extinguishing system onboard.
The new 911 GT2 RS Clubsport can be ordered now through Porsche Motorsport in Germany priced from 405,000 Euros (plus VAT). The first customer deliveries are expected in May 2019 at exclusive events.