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2018 Porsche 911 Type 991 GT2 RS 'Weissach' Coupé
Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZJS181344

"Exactly how quick are we talking? Two-eight to 62mph. 211mph top speed. And with a lap time of 6min 47sec it's quicker round the Nürburgring Nordschleife than any other production car, including the Lamborghini Huracan Performante and Porsche's own 918 Spyder hypercar." – Car magazine reviewing the Porsche 911 Type 991 GT2 RS in November 2017.

Intended primarily for racing, though still road legal, the Porsche 911 GT2 can trace its ancestry all the way back through a succession of high-performance models to the legendary 911 Carrera RS of 1973. The car takes its name from the FIA's GT2 category of production sports car racing, for which it was homologated, and has been produced in a variety of versions since its introduction in 1993 on the Type 993 iteration of the perennial 911.
The GT2 was based on the contemporary 911 Turbo, using essentially the same twin-turbocharged engine. In the GT2, the 3.6-litre air-cooled flat-six produced around 414bhp initially, which was good enough for a top speed of 301km/h (187mph). To make the GT2 fit for track use, the brakes, suspension, and wheels were up-rated to cope with the substantial increase in performance, while aerodynamic downforce was enhanced by a larger front air dam and a rear spoiler. Of rear-wheel drive configuration, the GT2 was considerably lighter than the Turbo, many of the interior fittings having been deleted, and was the most expensive model in the 911 range. In its original Type 993 incarnation, the Porsche 911 GT2 was produced up to 1998.

Although the successor Type 996 range had arrived in 1999, it was not until 2002 that a GT2 version of this new model became available, by which time Porsche's motor sports programme had switched to the normally aspirated GT3. Thus the Type 996 GT2 was developed primarily as a road car, albeit one that retained its track-orientated predecessor's characteristically aggressive-looking bodywork. Motive power was still provided by a 3.6-litre twin-turbo engine, though now it was water-cooled. Maximum power was around 455bhp (later 476bhp), which was transmitted to the wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox.
GT2 production had always lagged behind that of the less exotic models in the 911 range, and so it was that the Type 997 version did not appear until 2007, some three years after the first such models had gone on sale. This new GT2 was launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with cars arriving at dealerships in November 2007. Once again, the GT2's appearance differed from that of its 997 Turbo sister car, with further aerodynamic enhancements front and rear.
The Type 997 GT2's engine was based on the existing 3.6-litre unit, though its twin turbochargers were now of the 'variable geometry' type, designed to provide optimum boost and throttle response at all engine speeds. With this new technology came a useful increase in power, the Type 997 GT2 having all of 522bhp and 501lb/ft of torque at its disposal, the latter available from as low as 2,200 revs. In 2008, Motor Trend magazine achieved a 0-60mph time of 3.3 seconds and a standing quarter-mile of 11.3 seconds with 'their' GT2, while the latter's claimed top speed of 204mph made it one of only a tiny handful of Porsche road cars capable of exceeding 200mph.

And if that was still not enough, customers with even deeper pockets could order the GT2 RS. Conceived as a special project and announced in May 2010, the RS developed 612bhp and 516lb/ft of torque while weighing 150lb (70kg) less than the standard GT2. The engineering team's aim had been to set a new record for the Nürburgring's challenging Nordschleife circuit, which Porsche test-driver Timo Kluck duly achieved.
In June 2017 the latest iteration of the GT2 RS arrived in the form of the Type 991, which was officially launched by Porsche at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The 991 GT2 RS is powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged flat-six engine producing 691bhp, making it the most powerful production 911 ever built. Unlike previous GT2s, the Type 991 has a seven-speed PDK transmission. Porsche claims that the GT2 RS will accelerate from 0-97km/h (0-60mph) in 2.7 seconds on its way to a top speed of 340km/h (211mph). A production run of 1,000 units was planned.

Unusually, the Type 991 version has a roof made of magnesium, while the front bonnet, front/rear wings, and boot lid are carbon-fibre. Lightweight polyurethane is used for the front and rear aprons, and polycarbonate for the rear and side windows. The exhaust system is titanium. All of which adds up to a claimed wet weight of 1,470kg (3,241lb).
The car offered here incorporates the optional Weissach package, which reduces weight by 30kg (66lb) courtesy of additional lightweight materials. Carbon-fibre is used for the roof, anti-roll bars, and suspension coupling rods, while the roll cage is titanium. The package also includes magnesium wheels, which are 11.5 kg lighter than the standard steel option.

In keeping with GT2 RS tradition, the new model was used to set a host of records in Europe and North America. These include a new Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record of 6min 43.3sec set in June 2021 by Porsche test driver Lars Kern in a 911 GT2 RS prepared by Manthey Racing, making it the fastest production car recorded on the track.
Delivered new in Germany on 7th August 2018, this 911 GT2 RS has the lightweight Weissach package and is finished in silver metallic with black leather interior. Other notable features include the following:

CGU headlight cleaning system cover painted in a different exterior colour
Bose Surround Sound System
Clubsport package
CSX window triangle Carbon
Floor mats
LED main headlights black including Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS)
Lightweight privacy glazing
Front axle lift system
Magnesium wheels
Smoker package
Sun visors in Alcantara

German registered, the Porsche has covered a mere 2,531 kilometres from new in the hands of its sole owner and is presented in superb condition.

Please be advised that due to the limited number of kilometres recorded on the odometer, this Lot may incur VAT liability upon registration in the EU. The VAT payable will be the rate prevailing in the country of registration.

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