Porsche’s Head Engineer Confirmed the New Extreme 911
According to Autocar.co.uk, The Porsche company carries on the development of an extreme supercar GT2 RS based on the current generation 911 model.
The information regarding the development was indirectly confirmed by the firm’s engineer Wolfgang Hatz, without providing any detail. Speaking of the possibility of appearance of a GT2 RS version based on a current-generation vehicle, he noted that Porsche clients are always interested in such models. According to him, the car can be released on to the market around the end of current 911 family’s production cycle.
Supposedly, GT2 RS will be equipped with a completely new 8-cylinder engine that will also be installed on the next generation Cayenne off-roader. Hatz didn’t provide any comment on this information.
Besides all of this, Hatz told about the mid-engine Porsche supercar’s appearance, whose development has been in works since 2011, at the very least. At that time, the car was called competitor to the Ferrari 458 Italia. Now, 4 years later, it is considered potential competitor to the 458 successor – the Ferrari 488 GTB supercar that was revealed in the beginning of February. Besides, the charged-up McLaren 650S version that is only getting prepared for debut has to become an opponent as well.
Hatz told that Porsche’s competitor to Ferrari and McLaren will appear in the last instance, closer to the end of this decade.
Previous generation Porsche 911 GT2 RS supercar was being released from 2008 until 2012. The car was equipped with a 3.6-liter 6-cylinder engine with two superchargers and 6-step mechanics. In total, there were released 500 copies of the model.