Taking things one step further over the 997-generation 911 GT2, Porsche introduced the GT2 RS in 2010 as what was then the most powerful 911 ever produced. Utilizing a back to basis approach to its performance, Porsche sought to add power and shed weight from the already exceptional GT2 platform. Sixty-eight kilograms were shed through fitting a single mass flywheel, a carbon fiber bonnet, replacing various steel components with aluminum, fitting single-lug wheels, and even shedding nine pounds through fitting thinner carpeting. By increasing boost of the turbochargers by 2.9 psi, Porsche’s engineers coaxed an additional 90 horsepower out of its 3.6-litre engine, bringing total output to 620 horsepower.
A Swiss delivery example, this GT2 RS was built for the 2010 model year and finished in Carrera White over a two-tone interior trimmed in black and red leather. Optional extras include the PCM stereo system, mobile phone preparation, Sport Chrono package, sport seats embossed with the Porsche crest, B-pillar seatbelt outlets in carbon fibre, carbon fibre air vents, carbon fibre centre console, clear taillights, lithium-ion battery, and carbon-fibre front fenders.
Purchased new by the consignor and delivered new through Porsche Centre Lausanne in October of 2010, its service book shows services by Porsche Centre Lausanne in 2012 and 2015, and its most recent service was carried out by Porsche Zentrum Zug in June of 2018 at 5,483 km from new.
The ultimate evolution of the 997 platform, the GT2 RS even remains today the most powerful road-going Porsche ever fitted with a manual transmission, even surpassing the fabled Carrera GT. Even a decade after it was initially introduced, the GT2 RS provides a truly incredible driving experience, marrying incredible performance with cutting edge weight saving techniques, a formula Porsche has perfected over its seventy-year history. Offered from its first and only owner, this GT2 RS would surely be a thrill to drive and enjoy.