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Porsche 911 GT2 RS Racing Kit Will Be Available in the U.S. Soon

Car and Driver logo Car and Driver 5/11/2021 Connor Hoffman
a car parked on the side of a building: Starting next year, 911 GT2 RS owners can retrofit their cars with the Manthey-Racing kit, which includes chassis and aerodynamic revisions. © Porsche Starting next year, 911 GT2 RS owners can retrofit their cars with the Manthey-Racing kit, which includes chassis and aerodynamic revisions.
  • A Manthey-Racing kit for the Porsche 911 GT2 RS will be available through dealerships in the U.S. starting next year.
  • The kit includes additional aerodynamic components, magnesium wheels with aero covers, and revised suspension and brakes.
  • Porsche's Tequipment division will add more performance parts soon including 3D-printed bucket seats.

Porsche's Tequipment parts and accessories division will soon offer performance parts developed in collaboration with its partner Manthey-Racing that are focused on Porsche's GT models. These parts, which keep the cars street legal, are meant to increase track performance and will be installed by Porsche dealerships.

a car parked on the side of a building: Porsche 911 GT2 RS Manthey-Racing Kit © Porsche Porsche 911 GT2 RS Manthey-Racing Kit

The collaboration starts with a Manthey-Racing kit for the 991-generation 911 GT2 RS that transforms existing owners' cars into the 911 GT2 RS MR that previously set a Nürburgring lap record for a street-legal car. It consists of a carbon-fiber underbody, revised suspension, upgraded brakes, and additional aerodynamics, which include magnesium wheels with aero blades. Manthey-Racing also offers upgrades for the Cayman GT4 and 991-generation 911 GT3 in Europe. Porsche says that 3D-printed bucket seats that can be custom-fit to any specific person's body will soon be available as well.


Video: 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 teaser video (motor1.com)

The Porsche 911 GT2 RS was the most extreme version of the 991-generation 911, with a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter flat-six that produces 700 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. It uses a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox that sends power rearward, and in our testing, it reached 60 mph in 2.5 seconds when equipped with the lightweight Weissach package. At our annual Lightning Lap test in 2018, it lapped Virginia International Raceway's 4.1-mile Grand Course in 2:37.8.

The Manthey-Racing kit for the GT2 RS will be available through dealerships in the U.S. starting next year, and pricing has yet to be announced.

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