2012 Porsche 911 GT2 RS by Wimmer RS review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 30 October 2012 , 15:10:08 byAngela

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Porsche 911 GT2 RS by Wimmer RS

More than two years ago, German carmaker Porsche introduced for the first time the 997-generation 911 GT2 RS. Back then, the model was the strongest series production 911 ever built, but also it was a great period for the specialists in terms of road going. The standard version of the car had a starting price of EUR237.578. The power was produced by a 3.6-liter flat-six unit enabled by two turbochargers with variable turbine geometry. In the end, the engine was capable of generating 612 horsepower and 700 Nm of torque. Now things are a bit different, at least for 500 owners of the 911 GT2 RS who want more from their cars. Tuning company Wimmer RS decided to offer a special package that will improve the standard 997 GT2 RS.

Now, you should know that this package includes a lot of elements like a pair of updated turbochargers, an ECU re-flash, timing chains, sports camshafts and crankshaft, a fuel pump unit, machined cylinder heads and two manifolds. The list continues with pistons and connecting rods, twin 200-cell sport catalysts and two manifolds with bypass. In the end, the output of the model enables the 6-cylinder engine to produce 1.006 horsepower and 1.108 Nm of torque. This output helps the car accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds and to reach 200 km/h in 8.7 seconds. To reach 300 km/h, the car needs 15.5 seconds, in comparison with the 28.9 seconds needed before the upgrade. The other difference between the standard version and the modified one refers to the accelerating limit.

The factory model stops accelerating at 330 km/h, but the tuned car continue until reaching 389 km/h. The new Porsche 911 GT2 RS uses 19-inch wheels to transfer the output to the road, but also features an adjustable Competition-suspension from KW which has a 3-way option.