Porsche Carrera GT Price 2011
Feast your eyes on Porsche’s fiendish self-embrace, a devilish pat on its own straight back. That’s right, the GT2 RS’s main reason behind becoming is actually for the heroic German automaker to reassert itself atop the Nürburgring lap-time pack. And, at 7 minutes 18 seconds—a whopping 14 moments faster versus ’08–’09 GT2—it simply leaves the Corvette ZR1, the Nissan GT-R, the Ferrari 458, the Dodge Viper ACR, and pretty much every other manufacturing automobile when you look at the dirt. If you’re nevertheless questioning the $167, 200 advanced over a base 911’s price, in addition keep in mind that the GT2 RS could be the first Porsche to one-up the Ring time of another P vehicle, the unique Carrera GT.
Even though RS suffix (for rennsport, German for “racing sport”) is normally reserved the street-legal homologation versions of racing designs, Porsche defensibly decided that this latest GT2 is hard-core adequate to need the prestigious label anyhow. Most likely, it’s probably the most powerful Porsche road car ever and also the ultimate, 500-unit send-off the existing 997-generation 911, about 25 % of which will be headed to the united states of america.
Obviously, horse power is a factor. Dating back to towards GT1 Le Mans racer of late ’90s, the GT2 RS’s twin-turbo, 3.6-liter flat-six was originally a motorsports design and, with continual updating, has been the go-to powerplant for Turbo, GT3, and GT2 models in the last ten years. Though it can never match the breathtaking 8400-rpm wail of this obviously aspirated GT3’s engine, this latest enhanced variation will continue to keep much of the edgy, raspy character that’s often destroyed inside turbocharging procedure. It’s a welcome noise overlaid by a 23.2-psi top hurricane of boost, a rise of 2.9 psi. Along side an even more efficient intercooler, the GT2 RS achieves 620 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque without enhancing the 3.6-liter displacement—that’s 90 ponies above the GT2, 120 in addition to the present Turbo, 205 more than the 996 Turbo (’01–’05), and a pretty remarkable 172 horses per liter. Nevertheless, the new vehicle is slightly more effective versus GT2 and is likely to continue to shirk gas-guzzler penance when you look at the U.S.