Putting that 3.8-litre biturbo engine to the test.

Much to the surprise of… everyone, Porsche debuted its new 911 GT2 RS at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles, California alongside the debut of the Forza Motorsport 7 video game. It’s the most powerful (allegedly), most track-focused 911 the company has ever built. Further proving its performance chops, it was spotted sprinting around the Nurburgring just a few days ago.

The Porsche can be seen (and heard) in the video above, wearing some light camo and putting that powerful engine through the ringer. Under the hood is a biturbo 3.8-litre flat-six engine borrowed from the Turbo S, in this application rumoured to produce as much as 700 horsepower. Porsche has yet to dish out all the performance details, but we do know the GT2 RS will tip the scales at just 1,500 kilograms (3,306 pounds).

2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS at E3
2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS at E3

Like the GT3 and other track-focused Porsches before it, the 911 GT2 RS adds on a healthy amount of extra aero work. A massive rear wing, a wide-body kit, and a vented front fascia gives the hot 911 a more distinctive look over its lower-trim counterparts. Not to mention the extensive use of carbon fibre throughout.

 

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The range-topping 911 will be featured on the cover of the new Forza Motorsport 7, which will be available beginning on October 3 on PC and Xbox One, and November 7 for the new Xbox One X. It’s just the first time that Porsche has made its vehicles available to studios outside of Electronic Arts. As for the car itself, expect a full debut from Porsche in the near future – either online or at the Frankfurt Motor Show – detailing the new sports car in full.

 

Source: Automotive Mike

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