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2018 LA Auto Show: Porsche Surprises With 690HP 911 GT2 RS Clubsport

After months and months of waiting, the 992 Porsche 911 finally got revealed at LA Auto Show but what we weren’t expecting was an all-new GT2 RS Clubsport.

The GT2 RS Clubsport is the racing version of the road going 911 GT2 RS. Hence, Porsche has made exhaustive modifications to make sure the car has extreme track performance and is ready to race at clubsport events and other international racing events.

“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 organizer SRO,” stated Porsche VP of motorsport and GT cars, Dr Frank-Steffen Walliser.

The exterior of the GT2 RS Clubsport looks menacing to say the least in matte black with the Martini Racing livery. It features a host of modifications both at the front and the rear aimed at better aero performance. The front sees addition of various inlets on the hood and the air intakes are larger too. At the rear there is a new bumper and of course who can miss the huge rear wing.

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Inside, the Clubsport goes full race mode with a giant roll cage and only a single Recaro racing bucket seat replete with a six point harness. Besides air-conditioning, most of the comfort features have been dropped and there is loads of carbon fiber that helps keep the Clubsport’s weight down to 1390 kg.

While power from the 3.8-liter flat-six, twin-turbocharged engine is similar to the road going GT2 RS at 700 hp, the Clubsport is equipped with a rigidly mounted 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (PDK) and new 310 mm (12.2 inches) wide rear wheels. There are 6-piston race-spec brake calipers with 15-inch rotors at the front, while 4-piston calipers and slightly smaller rotors hide beneath the wheels at the back.

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There are of course a variety of driver assist and safety systems including a Porsche Track Precision Race App, Cosworth ICD with integrated data logger for the instrument cluster, a sport Chrono watch and boost gauge in a vintage finish, Integrated Lap Trigger, an emergency cut-off switch and tire pressure monitoring.

Porsche will only make 200 units of the GT2 RS Clubsport. Pricing is yet to be announced.

Source: Porsche

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