2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS
Porsche's 700 horsepower rear-wheel drive titan
$48,000 in factory options, including Weissach Package
Extensive concours-level paint preparation with SunTek clearbra and
7-speed dual clutch PDK transmission
Black over black leather interior with carbon fiber bucket
The Porsche 911 GT2 RS name laid dormant in Stuttgart for almost 10
years, last used in 2009 with the 997. Then in 2017, the 991 GT2 RS
was announced. With a stupendous 700 horsepower from its 3.8-liter
twin-turbocharged engine, this dual-clutch, rear-wheel drive "widow
maker" was an instant sensation. Adding on top of its already
resounding positive press, it set a production car lap record at
the N�rburgring with a 6:47 minute lap time, cementing this car as
the "baddest" street-legal cars in the world, bar none.
This 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS is a special example of the car, from
both its build sheet and special motorsports-inspired story.
Heavily optioned from the Porsche factory, this black over black
leather and alcantara supercar was fitted with the Weissach
package, an $18,000 option. With lightweight magnesium wheels, a
carbon fiber hood and roof, and numerous other parts for lighter
weight and aerodynamic modifications, they transform the already
potent car into the best that it can be. Other options included the
front axle lift system, Porsche's light design package, BOSE
surround sound, Carbon Fiber floor mats with leather edging,
dashboard trim in leather, automatically dimming mirrors, Chrono
package, and a host of other cosmetic upgrades for the interior.
With a total sticker price of $342,620, this was no base model that
was ordered by skimming options but was intended to be exactly to
the owner's wishes.
The owner, a noted motorsports team owner and racing driver who
races a Porsche 911 GT3R, picked up the car via European delivery
in Zuffenhausen. Scheduled to race at the 24 Hours of LeMans, he
picked up the car from Porsche and used it on the best of Europe's
roads while going through Germany and France. He visited RUF, a
company with Porsche history rooted in its origins, where he met up
with Hans Peter Leib, father of WEC-champion Mark Leib and together
they drove the car around Pfaffenhausen. He drove to Switzerland,
then to Dijon to watch the vintage historic races, finally ending
up at LeMans. He raced at the 2018 24 Hours of LeMans, finshing 4th
in class and only 5 minutes behind the class leader. Instead of
driving the GT2 RS back to Germany, he entrusted the car to
Porsche-magazine 000 editor Pete Stout. Stout, a Porsche enthusiast
to the core, took the opportunity and drove the car back to Porsche
where he then dropped it off to be shipped back to the U.S.
Once the car arrived in the U.S., the owner decided that the car
was going to be cosmetically prepared to perfection, ensuring that
the car could not look any better after he was done with it. An
extensive level of concours-level paint detailing was done to the
factory black paint finish, ensuring that once the SunTek clear bra
film was applied it would remain undetected. Once the entire car's
wrap was completed, the clear bra was sealed with ceramic coating
that produced a gloss and luster so unbelievable that you can stare
at the paint for hours. Needing nothing cosmetically and perfect in
every detail, the owner was finally satisfied that he had done what
he needed to do for the car.
Always the Porsche enthusiast, the owner recently took this GT2 RS
to Porsche's Rennsport Reunion 6 in 2018, enjoying the Monterey bay
area while journeying to Porsche's largest event on the planet.
With his enjoyment with the car completed, he decided to sell this
perfect example to the next lucky owner. With a
motorsports-inspired backstory, countless hours spent on improving
the original paint (a retail cost of $15,000 to $20,000) so that
the car can be used without worry, this highly-optioned 2018
Porsche 911 GT2 RS is a perfect example.