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New Porsche Clubsport race car with 700 horsepower revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show

The new Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport will celebrate its world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show today. The 700 hp racing version of the street-legal 911 GT2 RS sports car is limited to 200 units globally, and will be eligible to run at clubsport events, Porsche Club of America (PCA) track days as well as selected motorsport meets. “For the upcoming years, our customers will not only race the GT2 RS Clubsport during open track days but also at international motor racing events. We are currently holding very productive talks with the race organizer SRO,” says Dr Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President Motorsport and GT Cars.

The new race car from Weissach is based on the high-performance series production 911 GT2 RS sports car, just like in the 935, which was recently unveiled at Porsche Rennsport Reunion VI in September. Both share the same engine as their road-legal relative: a state-of-the-art 3.8-liter flat-six twin-turbocharged engine. Power from the boxer powerplant is transferred via a rigidly mounted seven-speed Porsche dual clutch gearbox (PDK) to the 310 millimeter wide rear wheels. Like in all other racing versions of the 911, the driver changes gears via ergonomically positioned shift paddles on the steering wheel. The positioning of the engine behind the rear axle ensures excellent traction and braking performance. Six-piston aluminium monobloc racing calipers on the front axle in combination with internally ventilated and grooved iron brake discs with a 390 millimeter diameter provide excellent deceleration values at the front axle. The rear axle is fitted with four-piston calipers and 380 millimeter discs.

Like the street-legal 911 GT2 RS, the 3,064 pound (1,390 kilogram) Clubsport version is equipped with PSM (Porsche Stability Management) including traction control as well as an anti-lock braking system (ABS). Thanks to a map switch positioned on the center console, these assistance systems can be adjusted separately or switched off completely depending upon the race track situation.

The carbon fiber steering wheel and the colour display behind it have been taken from the 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 R model. A built-in safety cage combined with a racing bucket seat and a six-point safety harness ensure maximum safety. Air conditioning provides optimal interior cooling..

Technical description Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport (Type 991, Gen. 2)

Overview:

Single-seater, non-street-legal race car
Basis: Porsche 911 GT2 RS (Type 991.2)

Weight/dimensions:

Weight: ca. 3,064 pounds (1,390 kg)
Length: 186.7 inches (4,743 mm)
Width: 77.9 inches (1,978 mm)
Total height: 53.5 inches (1,359 mm)
Wheelbase: 96.7 inches (2,457 mm)

Engine:

Water-cooled 6-cylinder aluminium twin-turbocharged rear-mounted boxer engine with rigid mounting; 3,800 cc; stroke 77.5 mm; bore 102 mm; ca. 700 hp; 4-valve technology with VarioCam Plus camshaft adjustment and valve lift control
Electronic engine management (Continental SDI 9)
DMSB-approved 100-cell metal catalytic converter
Rear muffler with twin tailpipes mounted centrally

Transmission:

7-speed PDK gearbox with rigid mounts and short paddle throws
Dual mass flywheel
Internal pressurized oil lubrication with active oil cooling
Limited slip differential optimized for racing

Bodywork:

Weight-optimized bodyshell in aluminium-steel composite design
CFRP motorsport rear wing
Enlarged air inlets with integrated LED headlights in 4-point design
CFRP roof with removable escape hatch complying with FIA Art. 275a
Lightweight CFRP front lid with quick release catches
Removable CFRP rear lid with quick release catches
115-liter FT3 safety fuel cell, refueling through the front lid
Welded-in safety cage
Recaro® racing bucket seat with longitudinal seat adjustment and padding system in accordance with FIA Standard 8862/2009
6-point safety harness
Air jack system (three jacks)
Fire extinguishing system with electronic release unit

Suspension:

Front axle:

MacPherson suspension strut; adjustable height, camber and track; optimized stiffness with high-performance spherical bearings; center-lock wheel nuts; 3-way racing dampers; reinforced tie-rods; electro-mechanical power steering with variable steering ratio; anti-roll bar

Rear axle:

Multi-link suspension; adjustable height, camber and track; optimized stiffness with high-performance spherical bearings; center-lock wheel nuts; 3-way racing dampers; anti-roll bar

Brakes:

Brake system:

Two separate brake circuits for front and rear axles; adjustable via brake balance bar system
Front axle:

Six-piston aluminium monobloc racing brake calipers with anti-knock-back piston springs; multi-piece iron brake discs, internally ventilated with 390 mm diameter, racing brake pads, optimized brake cooling ducts
Rear axle:

Four-piston aluminium monobloc racing brake calipers with anti-knock-back piston springs; multi-piece iron brake discs, internally ventilated with 380 mm diameter, racing brake pads, optimized brake cooling ducts

Electrical system:

Instrument cluster consisting of Cosworth® color display ICD with integrated data logger; Sport Chrono clock and boost gauge in a vintage finish
Porsche steering wheel with shift paddles and quick-release coupling
PSM (Porsche Stability Management) with ABS, Traction Control and Electronic Stability Control (able to be completely switched off)
Center console with map switch to adjust the ABS, ESC, TC, and switch
between preset tire circumferences
Porsche Track Precision Race App
Integrated lap trigger
Lightweight lithium-ion (LiFePo) battery, 60 Ah, leakproof, mounted in passenger footwell
Emergency cut-off switch in cockpit and outside left of the windscreen
Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
Air conditioning

Wheels/Tires:

Front axle:

One-piece light-alloy forged wheels

10.5J x 18 offset 28 with center-lock nut

Michelin transport tires 27/65-R18

Michelin rain/slick tires, dimensions: 27/65-18

Rear axle:

One-piece light-alloy forged wheels

12.5J x 18 offset 53 with center-lock nut;

Michelin transport tires 31/71-R18

Michelin rain/slick tires, dimensions: 31/71-18

Colour:

Water-based paint
Exterior: white (9CA)
Interior: white filler coat, without lacquer

Limitation:

200 cars

Source. Porsche

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