Outgoing 911 sent off with track-only version of GT2 RS

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With the new 992-generation of the 911 road car unveiled at the LA Auto Show, Porsche also announced a last hurrah for the outgoing model, a hardcore track-only version of the GT2 RS.

The 911 GT2 RS Clubsport is largely similar to the road car, sharing its 700bhp, 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat six and seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission, as well as the stability control and ABS systems.

The Clubsport gains a number of features to optimize it for the track, however. The road car’s ceramic brakes are replaced with slightly smaller ventilated and grooved steel discs – 390mm at the front and 380mm at the rear. The aluminum monobloc racing calipers have six pistons in the front and four in the rear.

A roll cage, racing bucket seat and a six-point safety harness ensure safety, while a carbon steering wheel and a color display from the 911 GT3 R give drivers optimal control.

As befits a racing car, the Clubsport also receives a host of aerodynamic upgrades, including a huge rear wing, redesigned air inlets, a more aggressive diffuser and a racing exhaust silencer with twin centrally-mounted tailpipes.

The 911 GT2 RS Clubsport is not currently homologated for the road or any racing series, but Porsche is holding talks with race organizer SRO. Dr Frank-Steffen Walliser, vice president motorsport and GT cars at Porsche described the discussions as “very productive”.

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Illya joined UKi Media & Events in 2018 having completed an Automotive Journalism MA course at Coventry University. As expo news editor, he writes about the new products and technologies that can be found at UKi Media & Events' many exhibitions, as well as contributing to UKi's various magazines and websites.

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