Skip to comments.Porsche 911GT2 RS == 0-60 in 3.4 secs.
Posted on 03/01/2011 5:27:20 PM PST by Loud Mime
"Let the drooling begin! Porsche unveiled today the official details on the most powerful street-legal model they have ever built. Limited to only 500 units, the new 911 GT2 RS will go on sale in USA starting this October so potential buyers may want to start standing in line now. Prices will start at 199,500 euro (or $253,000 at the current rates).
The new GT2 RS is a more powerful and lighter model compared to a standard GT2. Porsche managed to reduce the weight by 154 lb and upgrade the engines output with 90 HP (for a total of 620 HP). This makes the RS sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 3.5 seconds, 0 to 124 mph in just 9.8 seconds, and 0 to 186 mph in 28.9 seconds. Top speed is 205 mph. The sports car also delivers a power-to-weight ratio of 4.9 lb per horsepower and has a reported Nurburgring time of seven minutes and 18 seconds."
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He was told that the car has gone 0-60 in less than 3.0 secs several times.
I figured we could use a fun thread today....
Too heavy. Drop 400 more pounds.
(or $263,000 at the current rates).
(or $273,000 at the current rates).
(or $293,000 at the current rates).
(or $323,000 at the current rates).
(or $353,000 at the current rates).
hope it runs on vegetable oil.... =.=
There’s no street restrictions on automobile power per se (not that Obama couldn’t use that as a new busybody liberal rallying cause). It’s downright amazing to me that with catalytic converters and all the other junk that is needed to ensure that the exhaust is as harmless as elfen farts and does not leak a whiff of hydrocarbons anywhere else, a car can still do that.
Now what does this equal in G-forces?
And I’d like to see a pickup truck with the same prime mover in it. Due to shape it wouldn’t be as fast as the car, but it would still be one powerful hunk of pickup truck.
Considering you could only really exercise it on a race track, it might make more economic sense to pick up a cast-off Nascar road race chassis and motor for 50 grand or so. Plus if you do lose it going into Canada corner @ Elhart, it’s much more likely you’d come out unmaimed.
Where you get “Diesel” ??
Or maybe it is, but you only get the 0-60 in 3.whatever seconds once, by revving the engine to max then dropping in the clutch. Then you get to rebuild the transmission.
This Porsche has a multi disc clutch. I think they stopped off at a dragstrip and checked out the Top Fuel Cars and throttled back a bit.
Street-legal in this case means a race care with a license plate.
I once got to drive a Porsche from Nurnburg to the French border at 2 am on a weeknight. I stayed at 140 most of the time, and was passed by some faster Mercedes in the Spessarts.
There’s NOTHING like a Porsche.
Back in 1978 I paid $7,000 for a 1972 Porsche 911T. This was the entry level model. It had a 2.4 liter engine rated at around 130-140 hp if I remember correctly. Even with the modest horsepower, it was a quick car due to the curbweight being something like 2400lbs or thereabouts.
I think Porsche owners today would be horrified at how basic of a sportscar it was. It came with thin floormats that covered a corrugated steel floor and had an add-on AC system hung below the dash, which was in fact the factory AC system.
Porsches have gone way upmarket from where they used to be. At one time they were just fun to drive sportscars and, while they were expensive, they were still affordable for the regular guy if they wanted to work and save up for one.
yeppers, that was before the days of lawyers, government regulations and crash test dummies.
As a Porsche driver for more than 40 years....I’d rather have a Ferrari 458 Italia for about the same money.
Enjoy it man.
Way outta my league price-wise.
Thankfully God made the small block Chevy for poor guys like me.
Oh how nice, you can gete a box of shoes in the trunk and that’s it. No golf clubs? No car.
Words cannot describe the 458 Italia.
I am going to trade in my ‘92 Buick with 273,000 miles right away. The only problem is I am $252,200 short. Sucks to be me...
So why do these guys always charge extra for the trailer hitch? You’d figger at a quarter mil they’d at least give you a trailer hitch...
The rear seats, the passenger seat and the front license plate would be a good start.
Back in 1974 my wife and I were looking at new cars. One dealer was also a Mercedes dealer. We noticed a Mercedes sports car at $18,000. That was about $14,000 out of our price range but I got to thinking and we could actually have bought it.
It would have required our emptying our bank accounts and borrowing some too. Of course I was not seriously thinking of doing so, especially since we were expecting our first baby.
I can’t even remember the model number but maybe 20 years later I saw that same car was bringing enough that it would have been a good investment.
“So why do these guys always charge extra for the trailer hitch? Youd figger at a quarter mil theyd at least give you a trailer hitch...”
I was just about to write the check for a car like this when I asked the guy what an oil change costs for it. When he asked what company I would be using to ship it to Italy, I opted for the pick up truck.
‘Prices will start at 199,500 euro (or $253,000 at the current rates).’
Yeah, I’m planning on buying a couple...
power steering, air conditioning, sound system, radio, clock, emission controls, power windows, air bags, and cup holders.
The going price for a late 70s to mid 80s Porsche 911 in good shape is about $15k nowadays, which I think is a great bargain for a great car. Even these relatively later models are pretty spartan, which to me is part of what makes them cool.
I’m REALLY having trouble imagining a Porsche towing anything.
I like the calipers. Color should be an option.