Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport is too fast and furious for the road
The 700bhp Clubsport is the faster, meaner brother of the road-legal GT2 RS. The single-seater race car from Weissach has just been unveiled at the 2018 LA Auto Show and is limited to 200 units.
Both GT2 RS versions share a 3.8-litre flat-six twin-turbo engine though the Clubsport's wheelbase has grown by 4mm and it is 194mm longer overall. This is mainly down to the huge carbon fibre-reinforced polymer rear wing. All of the preposterous 700bhp is transferred via a seven-speed dual clutch PDK gearbox to the 310mm wide rear wheels. That power is harnessed by two individual brake circuits which allow brake balance adjustment: one for the front six-piston aluminium monoblocs and one for the rear four-pistons. Luckily the brake cooling ducts have also been enlarged.
The engine has been positioned behind the rear axle providing greater traction and more efficient braking. And like road version, the Clubsport has PSM (Porsche Stability Management) though those with the skills (and the balls) can turn it off completely. In addition, it has MacPherson strut suspension at the front and MacPherson multi-link setup at the back. Both are height, camber and track adjustable.
Inside, the single Recaro racing bucket seat is positioned in front of the carbon steering wheel with shift paddles and a racing-spec instrument cluster from Cosworth. There is also a data logger, a Porsche sport chrono watch and a boost gauge with "vintage finish". In order to comply with the FIA, the Clubsport is also equipped with a huge safety cage with an escape hatch in the roof, a six-point safety harness, and a fire extinguisher.
The cost of all this is almost as intimidating as the car itself. Including VAT, the GT2 RS Clubsport will set you back just under £430,000. Deliveries will begin in May 2019.