Porsche have just announced their most powerful production car to date - their new 911 GT2 RS has been on a diet and shed 70 kgs of weight and has been given a significant power upgrade making it more powerful per tonne than a Buggati Veyron.

It will be officially unveiled at the Moscow motorshow and not the Paris motorshow as pundits had predicted. Porsche claims that their new beast will do 0-62mph in just 3.5 seconds, 0-124mph in 9.8 seconds, and 0-186mph in 28.9.

This new biblical speed comes via a nifty new intercooler and turbo boost for the 3.6-litre six-cyclinder boxer engine.

The diet has not been limited to the exterior with the new Porsche featuring a whole host of new weight saving change inside too.

Inside there are lightweight bucket seats made of carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic, and lightweight interior door panels with door opening straps. The basic interior colour is black, contrasting with red alcantara upholstery on the seat centre sections and roof lining, as well as with segments on the steering wheel rim, gearshift and handbrake lever.

911 GT2 RS Technical specifications

Cylinders 6

Displacement 3.600cm3

Max. power (DN) 620hp

at rpm 6,500

Max.torque 700Nm

at rpm 2,500 - 5,500

Compression ratio 9.0 : 1

Boost pressure 1.6 bar

Transmission Six speed manual

Wheels Front: 9 J x 19 ET 47

Rear: 12 J x 19 ET 48


Front: 245/35 ZR 19 (sports tyres)

Rear: 325/30 ZR 19 (sports tyres)

Unladen weight (DIN) 1,370kg

Power to weight ratio 2.21kilos per hp / 452hp per tonne

Top Speed 205mph

0-62mph 3.5 secs

0-99mph 6.8 secs

CO2 emissions 284 g/km

Turning circle 10.9m

Drag coefficient 0.34

Combined fuel consumption 23.7mpg

Length 4,469mm

Height 1,285mm

Width (inc wing mirrors) 1,852mm (1,952mm)

Wheelbase 2,350mm

Price £164,107 inc VAT

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