For the performance of a highly powerful sports car such as the 911 GT2 RS, weight is just as essential as the drivetrain. We have therefore weighed every component and permanently sought the lightest functional materials.
The evidence: consistent lightweight construction down to the last detail. For a power-to-weight ratio of just 2.85 kg/kW (2.1 kg/hp) – allowing outstanding performance. Argumentation: see below.
The front lid, front wing, wheel arch vents, upper part of the SportDesign exterior mirrors, air intakes in the rear side panels and parts of the rear are produced from carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP), as are many of the interior components.
The front lid is also made from carbon and contoured in the middle, as is the magnesium roof. This crease is not only a visual distinguishing feature of these lightweight components, but also increases their rigidity. Intelligent, lightweight construction using an aluminium–steel composite reduces the vehicle weight.
Another weight reduction that increases performance: lightweight polyurethane with hollow, glass microspheres and carbon-fibre elements. This light yet extremely strong high-tech material has been used in the front and rear panels.
Inside, the new 911 GT2 RS also features lightweight door trims and door pulls.
For additional weight reduction, you could also part with the sound system or automatic climate control.