The new Porsche 911 GT2 RS has 700 horsepower and 553lb of torque, trumping it's 3.6-litre predecessor by 79bhp and 37lb ft. Power comes from Porsche's 3.8-litre biturbo flat-six engine, basically an uprated version of the 911 Turbo S unit, which has a mere 580 horses. Larger turbos have been fitted as well as an additional cooling system, and a customised seven-speed double-clutch transmission (PDK) has been fitted.
The rear-wheel-drive 911 does 0-62mph in 2.8 seconds and has a top speed of 211mph. It weighs 1,470kg with a full tank; extra lightweight titanium has been used for the exhaust system which "delivers an emotional sound without precedent", according to Porsche.
The bonnet is made from carbon, the roof from magnesium and the front wings, air intakes and part of the rear end are made from carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFR).
Under the bodywork is a racing chassis with rear-axle steering.
Inside, the cabin is swathed in red Alcantara, black leather and a carbon-weave finish. There are full bucket seats and the Porsche Track Precision app is included as standard.