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Porsche 911 GT2 RS Sets Production Car Record at Road Atlanta

Porsche 911 GT2 RS Sets Production Car Record at Road Atlanta

“…Winning is Winning.”

“Ask any racer, and real racer, it doesn’t matter how much you win by, winning is winning.” – Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel’s Character in The Fast and the Furious series)

Recently, Porsche set the production car record at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. To accomplish this, the manufacturer brought a stock Porsche 911 GT2 RS with driver Randy Pobst. Behind the wheel, this driver stole the record by multiple seconds. The initial record, 1:26.45, was set by a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. This shows that the Corvette is no match for the high tier Porsche models. If price is a concern, the Vette is definitely cheaper than a GT2 or GT3 models… by a lot. But, the quality of a Porsche is very worth it.

Furthermore, the Porsche GT3 RS was also brought to the track. It also beat the record. The GT3 RS is a bit faster than the Vette at a time of 1:26.29. But that still is a victory by 0.16 seconds! So, the GT2 RS and GT3 RS are the top two production cars of Road Atlanta. Congratulations to Porsche!

Porsche Road Atlanta Record of 1:24.88

Porsche 911 GT2 RS sets production car lap record at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta

The Porsche 911 GT2 RS is a beastly feat of engineering. Starting at a MSRP of $293,200 USD, this car boasts 700 horsepower. This is possible via a 3.8-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder engine. From 0 to 60 mph, it takes only 2.7 seconds. Furthermore, with a top speed of 211 mph, this car is built for the track. Hence, beating the record at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta wasn’t too difficult. Especially with Randy Pobst behind the wheel ready to tear up the track.

This car sports the optional Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R wheels. Furthermore, the car was fit with a Racelogic VBOX Data Recorder to capture the race. So, this is one heck of a 911 GT2 RS. This car is a track driver’s dream. From the stunning exterior to the roaring motor, this car is phenomenal. Porsche knows what they’re doing, and this shows in the GT2 RS!

Porsche 911 GT2 RS Production Restarts After Cargo Ship Incident

Porsche 911 GT2 RS Production Restarts After Cargo Ship Incident

How Could This Happen!?

On March 12, 2019, the Italian cargo ship “Grande America” was carrying a shipment of over 2,000 European cars across the Atlantic. Unfortunately, the ship sank off of the French Atlantic coast. All of the 27 crew members are thankfully all ok. But the vehicles are lost at the bottom of the ocean. Furthermore, this shipment’s load includes four Porsche 911 GT2 RS models. With a value of $293,200.00 USD MSRP, that’s over 1 million worth of RS models! How could this happen!? Well, there was a fire that broke out on the ship, damaging the ship enough to sink it. So, even if the ship were to not have sunk, the vehicles were most likely a lost cause either way. In all honesty, as even Audi and Porsche would probably agree, the lives of the people outweigh saving any of the 2k cars. But the story doesn’t stop there!

Porsche Restarts Production of 911 GT2 RS

Due to the circumstances, Porsche will restart production of the 911 GT2 RS models to deliver the four units. Now, that’s how a top-notch company takes care of its customers. A Customer of Porsche Brazil sent a letter to Carscoops showing this information. As per the other Porsche vehicles on the ship, there are quite a few on the list. This includes the Boxter, Cayenne, and Cayman. But, the ship didn’t only have Porsche models. Audi was using the ship as well to deliver many vehicles. The non-confirmed list includes the Audi A3, A5, RS4, RS5, and Q7.

Now, to make it worse, the ship loss includes RS4 and RS5 models. Hopefully, the ship and the manufacturers were using insurance on this shipment. Imagine the disappointment after waiting 3 months for a vehicle order. Then, finding out its sitting at the bottom of the ocean. Wow. Hopefully, everyone receives the right car at some point within the next few months. It seems Porsche is hustling along with their orders, so Audi will probably do the same.

A Rare Occurrence on the Ocean Blue

HERE’S HOW THE $293,200 PORSCHE GT2RS IS SO FAST – Vehicle Virgins – YouTube

On the ocean blue, ships sinking are a rare occurrence. Especially, cargo ships and cruise liners that travel the world every day. Right now, there are ships arriving and departing mostly every continent. Maybe not as often from Antarctica, but people still live there at research facilities and so forth. So, deliveries are necessary for survival. Either way, this happening is definitely a shock to the manufacturers and customers alike. From experience, ordering a car from the manufacturer with a delivery date is an amazing adventure. So, it’s great news that the Porsche 911 GT2 RS will go back into production. In conclusion, Porsche deserves a tip of the hat for their willingness to satisfy customers.

2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T: A Pure Sports Car

2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T: A Pure Sports Car

Starting MSRP of $102,100

2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

For the 2019 model year, Porsche is offering a pure version of the 911. The 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T is just that, a pure sports car. Starting at a base MSRP of $102,100, this car isn’t cheap. For the PDK option, expect a MSRP of $105,830. But, it is probably worth it, if optimal performance is a decisionmaker. Although the manual and PDK versions perform similarly, both have pros and cons. Below, let’s take a deeper dive into these specs.

Specifications: Manual vs. PDK

2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T - Side - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T – Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T is available with manual or PDK. Firstly, Porsche PDK, or Porsche Doppelkupplung, is a 7-speed double-clutch transmission. This way, there’s no confusion throughout the discussion. Regardless of transmission, the engine boasts a max of 370 horsepower. This allows the manual version to reach 60 mph in only 4.3 seconds. Not surprisingly, the PDK does so in only 4.0 seconds. That’s 0.3 seconds difference over a transmission.

2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T - Fender Zoom - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T – Fender Zoom – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Both models sport RWD with the rear engine layout. The top speed for manual is 182 mph while PDK only allows 180 mph. Furthermore, the manual only obtains 19 mpg vs the PDK’s 22 mpg. Overall, it comes down to PDK or manual. PDK offers 0.3 seconds faster 0-60 time and 3 mpg more. On the other hand, the manual offers 2 extra top speed mph. Truth be told, how often will that extra 2 mph make a difference? But, even more truthfully, everyone knows that 0.3 seconds to 60 mph will be daily…. Shhhhhhhh!

2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T - Interior - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T – Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

PDK is the Winner!

The new 911 Carrera T. Revival of a puristic driving concept. – Porsche – YouTube

When it comes to the 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T, the PDK option is the winner. Although a bit pricier, and 2 mph slower, it’s a better deal. Obviously, there’s nothing wrong with the traditional manual. Old-school manual allows a driver to interact with a car in ways that modern drivers do not, for the most part. It builds a real connection between human and vehicle interaction. But, the paddle shifters can do the same, if used regularly. But, keep in mind, PDK can relax in auto mode in rush hour, saving the constant hassle of clutching. Overall, the Carrera T is a pure sports car for the entry sports buyer.

2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T - Rear Corner with Classic - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T – Rear Corner with Classic – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Mark Webber Experiences the Porsche 911 992

Mark Webber Experiences the Porsche 911 992

The Unique 992 Porsche 911

Porsche 911 992 - Mark Webber Sitting Inside - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Porsche 911 992 – Mark Webber Sitting Inside – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

With the World Premiere of the Porsche 911 992 approaching, the company is seeking to increase anticipation. Mark Webber, an ex-Formula One driver, was able to drive and see this car without the typical camouflage. The 992 contains the biggest changes since the 991’s release. After returning from the fast laps at Porsche’s development center in Weissach, Webber stated:

“In a word, that was awesome. There are so many highlights. The wide front axle, for example, seemed to give it greater cornering performance and turning-in became even more precise. The different front and back wheel sizes make a big difference to stability when you’re changing direction quickly too. As for the design, I love it: it’s very clear and typical Porsche.” – Mark Webber

Obviously, this statement provides clarity that this car is quite a beast of a machine. Let’s take a small dip into the changes that will be occurring with the 992 below.

Some Basics on the 992

The Porsche 911 992 is a stunning enhancement, inside and out. Firstly, the base model is going to jump from 370 hp to 385 hp. But, the Carrera S will leap from 420 hp to 450hp. Furthermore, the GTS should reach around 480 hp. Beyond the power gains, the car has a new rear fascia with wide rear body work (72 inches wide). With a wider rear body, this allows for a larger active spoiler as well. But, to note, the wheelbase did not change. Currently, the plan is to sell the car with a 19” front wheel and 20” rear wheel staggered setup. To comfort these rims, Pirelli P Zero tires are brought into play.

Porsche Continues to Improve the 911

2020 Porsche 911 992 Driven By Mark Webber – DPCcars – YouTube

Through time, Porsche continues to improve the 911 model. Moving to the 992, this car has undergone drastic changes since its first debut into the world. With the 992, Porsche shows that even cars that seem great, can be even better. The Porsche 911 is probably the company’s most popular car worldwide, with people of all ages appealing to it. With all of the hype, Porsche is anticipating a leap forward in sales as well. Obviously, Mark Webber was brought it for marketing purposes to help Porsche reach more fans. But, it was definitely a good idea. In conclusion, the 992 is another Porsche for auto dreamers worldwide.

Porsche 911 992 - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Porsche 911 992 – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Note: All pictures are property of the Porsche manufacturer.

Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR Defeats Aventador SVJ Ring Time

Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR Defeats Aventador SVJ Ring Time

A Victory for Porsche in the Ring!

On October 25, 2018, a modified Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR defeated the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Nürburgring Nordschleife lap time. With tweaking by Manthey-Racing, the car finished the lap in only 6 minutes and 40.33 seconds. This defeats the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ time of 6:44.97. This makes this car the fastest street car lap at the 12.9-mile Nordschleife.

”In this test drive, we simply wanted to assess the potential of the vehicle once more. The result is quite impressive. It really is a fabulous time. This shows again very clearly the exciting possibilities of this sports car.” – Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, Head of Porsche Motorsport

The possibilities of the 911 GT2 RS MR almost seem endless. This car is a beastly machine, and with mods, is even better. Now, let’s take a deeper look into the car!

Modifications by Manthey-Racing

Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR - Front Corner - Nürburgring Nordschleife - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR – Front Corner – Nürburgring Nordschleife – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Under the hood, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR is untouched by Manthey-Racing. But, on the exterior, changes are made to improve handling. Starting with a new aero package, this car has a larger wing and dive planes. Next, there is new suspension hardware and magnesium wheels. Furthermore, there are better brake pads, fluids, and stainless-steel lines. But, the engine’s 700 horsepower is plenty to accomplish this feat.

Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR - Front Corner in Action - Nürburgring Nordschleife - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR – Front Corner in Action – Nürburgring Nordschleife – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Manthey-Racing’s modifications allowed this car to set the record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. This racing team currently runs Porsche’s 911 RSR World Endurance Championship program. On top of this, they offer mods for the Cayman GT4 Clubsport and 911 GT. This company is largely owned by Porsche, making a greater connection. In combination with the expert track driver, Lars Kern, this GT2 RS MR project set the record. This is an amazing feat that will sure be challenged by future models.

The 911 GT2 RS is King of the Ring

New record: 911 GT2 RS MR laps the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 6:40.3 minutes. – Porsche – YouTube

In the end, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR is now king of the ring. With such a low time, 6:40.33, this car beat out the Aventador SVJ’s time of 6:44.97. Even crazier, this car did better than the McLaren P1 LM, which had a time of 6:43.2. Furthermore, the P1 GTR is also behind on this number. Now, the new race will aim for a time below 6 minutes and 40 seconds. This should be an interesting battle of the supercar.

Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR - Record Setting Team - Nürburgring Nordschleife - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR – Record Setting Team – Nürburgring Nordschleife – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

2018 Porsche 911 Turbo Classic Series “Project Gold”: $3.4 Million

2018 Porsche 911 Turbo Classic Series “Project Gold”: $3.4 Million

“Project Gold” Sells for $3.4 Million

At the RM Sotheby’s Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction, the “Project Gold” sold for over $3.4 million USD. The prestigious auction was held at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Including the buyer’s premium, the overall price for the 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo Classic Series “Project Gold” equates to $3,415,000. That is quite a bit of bank for a 993 Turbo. But, with only 1 unit from production, this car is quite collectible. Fortunately for RM Sotheby’s, the bidder’s determination led to a high sales price.

Specifications for the Classic “Project Gold”

Porsche 993 911 Turbo Project Gold - In-Progress - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Porsche 993 911 Turbo Project Gold – In-Progress – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo Classic Series “Project Gold” is a beautiful masterpiece. From interior to exterior, this car is the original, maybe even better. The original 993 Turbo was able to reach up to $200,000 in price, so $3.4 million is quite a bit more. Under the rear hood, this car sports a 3.6-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine with 450 horsepower. This motor is straight from the 993 Turbo S, rather than the base Turbo. The original manual transmission and AWD make this car a beast on the street. Imagine cruising down the road in this golden yellow metallic 993 rebuild, ah… life goals.

Porsche Classic Strikes Gold!

Project Gold – One and only. – Porsche – YouTube

With the 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo Classic Series “Project Gold”, the Porsche Classic team hit the jackpot. Being from the past made this car stunningly unique as well as shows that older vehicles are still amazing. Thankfully, the Porsche parts were waiting to be built for quite some time. But, at $3.4 million USD, it may be smarter to simply buy a Turbo S and paint it gold. It may even be cheaper to include flakes of gold in the paint. But, it wouldn’t be as unique as this car. Overall, the “Project Gold” is an amazing automobile.

Porsche 993 911 Turbo Project Gold - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Porsche 993 911 Turbo Project Gold – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Porsche 911 GT3: Dyno Testing at Fabspeed Motorsport

Fabspeed Motorsport 2017 Open House & Exotic Car Meet

At the Fabspeed Motorsport 2017 Open House & Exotic Car Meet, a Porsche 911 GT3 placed on the dyno. The beautiful purple 911 GT3 is a stunning vehicle with amazing performance specs. From its sporty design to its Fabspeed enhancements, this 911 GT3 roared on the dyno. As spectators surrounded the vehicle, ear plugs were handed out to prepare the guests for the scream of this beastly machine. Without the ear plugs, you could honestly expect ear pain and temporary hearing loss… no joke.

Porsche 911 GT3 Specifications

The current Porsche 911 GT3 starts at a MSRP of $143,600.00 (121,648.53 Euros). With 500 horsepower and 339 lb.-ft. of torque, the 911 GT3 can hit 60 mph in only 3.2 seconds with PDK. With a manual transmission, the 911 GT3 hits 60 mph in 3.8 seconds… a 0.6 second difference. The vehicle sports a rear wheel drive system connecting to a 4.0-liter 6-cylinder engine. This engine allows the 911 GT3 to hit an astonishing 197 mph on the track.

The length of the 911 GT3 is 179.6 inches with a width of 77.8 inches. It is 50 inches tall and has a wheelbase of 96.7 inches. This vehicle has a 0.3 drag coefficient and weighs about 3,153 lbs. Surprisingly, the car has a 4.4 cubic foot luggage compartment and a 16.9-gallon fuel tank. These specifications lead to an overall phenomenal performance machine.

The Porsche 911 GT3 is a Powerhouse on Wheels

Overall, the Fabspeed Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 is a powerhouse on wheels. With the additional mods, the GT3 roars louder than a lion on the dyno. In the video, a few dyno run tests are shown without a true perspective of the extreme decibels produced by the sports car. If you look in the background, you can see spectators who didn’t have hear plugs attempting to cover their ears as much as possible. Experiencing this Porsche 911 GT3 screaming in the shop was a once in a lifetime experience.

2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS: Microsoft Xbox One Controller

2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS - Microsoft Xbox One Elite Controller - SCUF Gaming - EuroDrift

2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS – Microsoft Xbox One Elite Controller – SCUF Gaming – EuroDrift

If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS, the new king of the Nurburgring Nordschleife, then you may have an opportunity to do so… or somewhat. A 911 GT2 RS inspired limited edition Xbox One controller is planned to hit market on October 7, 2017. While the real car starts at around $293,200 MSRP, the controller will have a price tag of $299.95. At this price, you could purchase a high quality Thrustmaster steering wheel or even a console itself. But at this price, compared to the car, this is the closest way to get a tiny bit of the experience at a margin of the price.

Lap Time Record on Nurburgring Nordschleife

Recently, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS broke the lap time record on Nordschleife leading it to legendary status. This isn’t surprising as GT2 has 700 horsepower and 553 lb.-ft. of torque. This allows the car to hit 60 mph in only 2.7 seconds and a top tested track speed of 211 mph. With RWD and a 3.8-liter six cylinder twin-turbo engine, this car is a beast on the track. On top of this, the car has a few other special accessories.

7-Speed Porsche Doppelkuppling (PDK) Transmission

The 911 GT2 RS’s engine is coupled with a performance based 7-speed Porsche Doppelkuppling (PDK) transmission with short gear shifts and different modes. PDK Sport, a dynamic mode, is included with this transmission. For the brakes, Porsche uses ceramic composite brakes (PCCB). On the front, lightweight bi-xenon headlights brighten up the roadway ahead. Lastly, the car is sold with the Porsche Track Precision application.

Forza Motorsport 7

Back to the Porsche 911 GT2 RS controller. Porsche collaborated with SCUF Gaming and Turn 10 Studios to develop this controller. The initial plan was to release it alongside Forza Motorsport 7 but the actual release date is quite a few days past that. Regardless, this controller will be the shining prize of a handful of gamer’s collections. If you love the quality of a Porsche, this controller brings you the experience at a fraction of the cost.

Alcantara on an Elite Xbox One Controller

As expected, the controller sports the elite controller’s body with modifications. The silver meshed with black and red highlights resemble the interior of the real car. To increase this thought, the controller has hand-stitched Alcantara on the back. We can only imagine that it adds a nice feel to the gaming experience. But, also an expensive enhancement.

Beautiful, but Pricey GT2 RS Limited Edition Controller

Although the price is quite steep at $299.95, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS controller will most likely sell out quickly. The beauty of the car has been worked into the Xbox One elite controller in many aspects. As a long time gamer, this controller would be a great addition to my collection, as well as any other gamers. Unfortunately, I don’t intend to purchase this controller for myself at this time. If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on this controller, be sure to treat it with respect, just as you’d treat the real car.

Forza Horizon 3: Hoonigan Car Pack – 1991 Hoonigan Rauh-Welt Begriff Porsche 911 Turbo

1991 Hoonigan Rauh-Welt Begriff Porsche 911 Turbo - Skyline - Forza Horizon 3 Hoonigan Car Pack - EuroDrift

1991 Hoonigan Rauh-Welt Begriff Porsche 911 Turbo – Skyline – Forza Horizon 3 Hoonigan Car Pack – EuroDrift

1991 Hoonigan Rauh-Welt Begriff Porsche 911 Turbo

Forza Horizon 3, a racing video game on Xbox One and Windows, recently released the Hoonigan Car Pack for $6.99. While the DLC contained cars such as the 1965 Hoonigan Ford “Hoonicorn” Mustang, there was only one European car. The 1991 Hoonigan Rauh-Welt Begriff Porsche 911 Turbo makes its debut in this game as a top runner. As a Porsche, it already has an edge on the other vehicles such as the Fords or Mazda. On top of this, the Porsche 911 Turbo is modded to even more so enhance the vehicle.

1991 Hoonigan Porsche 911 Turbo Specifications

The 1991 Hoonigan Raul-Welt Begriff Porsche 911 Turbo sports a 3.3-liter 6 cylinder boxer engine. On top of this, the mods include an Andial K27 turbo, sport intercooler, C2 cams, B&B exhaust, and mapping. As hoped, the 911 has a five-speed manual transmission. The brakes were converted to Porsche 993 Turbo “Big Red” with four-piston calibers (332mm front/rear). Lastly, the suspension was replaced by KW Variant 3 coil-overs with a height lift system.

On the exterior, there are Rauh-Welt Begriff fender flares as well as upgraded bumpers and side skirts.
The rear wing and crosshair headlights are modifications as well. The entire car is coated in a satin white pearl paint.

On the interior, the seats were replaced by Recaro Profi XL seats with lobster red trimming. There are also four-point Schroth harnesses, Momo pedals and steering wheel, as well as a Roth Sport gear lever.

Overall, the 1991 Hoonigan Raul-Welt Begriff Porsche 911 Turbo represents the European cars well in Forza Horizon 3. From its true to heart German engineering to its customizations, it is a great in-game vehicle. Against the other cars, this is EuroDrift’s personal favorite. You’re welcome to pick any car in the Hoonigan Car Pack DLC, but don’t hesitate to give the Porsche 911 Turbo a chance.

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