It looks positively glorious.
Only several days after the all-new BMW M5 made an appearance in the Need for Speed Payback trailer, another highly anticipated car has premiered in a video game. Porsche and Microsoft have teamed up to host the world debut of the 911 GT2 RS during E3 where the flagship 911 was actually shown in the metal as well as in the virtual world in the newly announced Forza Motorsport 7 title.
The new range topper in the extensive 911 lineup will be featured on the cover of Turn 10’s new racing game and you’ll be able to drive it beginning with October 3 when Forza 7 will be out on the PC and the Xbox One, while for the new Xbox One X it will be released on November 7.
As for the car itself, technical specs were not released during the E3 presentation, but at least we do get to see its wild body looking like a 911 GT3 RS on steroids and a heavy dose of carbon fiber. It gets a massive rear wing and vented front fenders, along with a carbon fiber roof, and aggressive front bumper.
While the car’s rear end and interior were not shown on stage, in-game footage with the new crown jewel from Stuttgart reveals the large round exhaust tips and the stripped-out cabin with a roll cage and a pair of body-hugging seats.
In terms of specs, for now we only know the biturbo 3.8-liter sourced from the Turbo S and upgraded for the GT2 RS develops in excess of 641 horsepower (478 kilowatts) and 553 pound-feet (750 Newton-meters) of torque. The hp figure is likely understated as some outlets are reporting the six-cylinder engine pumps out close to 700 hp. When it will be revealed in full, the new GT2 RS will become the most powerful road-going 911 ever made, eclipsing the recently launched Turbo S Exclusive.
A proper reveal of the hardcore Porsche should occur very soon and we’ll be able to check it out closely at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.