Also at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in UK last week, Porsche debuted the fastest and most powerful road-approved 911. At the heart of the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS is a 700 hp biturbo flat engine. Weighing in at 1,470 kg with a full fuel tank, the lightweight two-seater, high-performance sports car accelerates from zero to 100 kmph in 2.8 seconds. The rear-wheel drive Coupé has a top speed of 340 kmph, and with its near-motorsport drive technology, the new 911 GT2 RS trumps its 3.6-litre predecessor by 80 hp and achieves a torque of 750 Newton metres.

The model builds on the 911 Turbo S 3.8-litre engine, which produces 580 hp. In order to increase performance, large turbochargers push an increased volume of process air into the combustion chambers. The customised GT seven-speed double-clutch transmission in the new GT2 RS enables uninterrupted delivery of power and traction.

The 911 GT2 RS reaches racing-level cornering speeds thanks to its racing chassis with rear-axle steering and Ultra High Performance tyres. Like all GT sports cars, the new top model features a specially calibrated PSM with a Sport mode that is tailored to provide optimal driving dynamics. Powerful air intakes, outlets and the imposing rear wing emphasise that the vehicle’s aerodynamics have mastered both form and design.

The 911 GT2 RS features Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) as standard. The front wings, wheel housing vents, outer shells on the Sport Design exterior mirrors, air intakes on the rear side sections and parts of the rear end are made from carbon-fibre, as are many of the interior components. The bonnet is also made from carbon to make the vehicle as lightweight as possible, while the standard trim roof is made from magnesium.

Performance can always be cranked up a notch – even on the 911 GT2 RS. Porsche engineers have developed the optional Weissach package, which provides a weight saving of around 30 kg. The package includes additional carbon-fibre and titanium elements. For instance, the roof and the anti-roll bars are made of carbon, and so are the coupling rods on both axles.

The interior of the 911 GT2 RS is dominated by red Alcantara, black leather and parts with a carbon-weave finish as standard. Typical of every 911, the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) is the central control unit for audio, navigation and communication. The Connect Plus module and Porsche Track Precision app are also included as standard, enabling detailed recording, display and analysis of driving data on a smartphone.