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Porsche 911 GT2 RS Weissach Pack goes to auction


An example of Porsche’s most powerful 911 to date is currently under the hammer with a bid of $410,000 (as of this being written). The auction ends in less than 10 hours, so if you happen to have half a million dollars lying around, you might want to get bidding.

Though apart from all that, what makes this particular sale of a GT2 so special? Well, it’s the fact that the car only has 151-miles on the clock. Yes, you’ve read that right: the original owner of this rare beast drove it just 151 miles from the factory and then decided to sell it.

Now, turbocharging has been known to work wonders for cars across the board, from the little 1.0 litre Ford Fiesta to the high-end 4.0-litre McLaren 730S. Turbochargers can make a car a lot faster, without completely destroying fuel economy by making the engine bigger. What Porsche did with the GT2 is take the 3.8 litre twin-turbo powerplant from the rapid 911 Turbo S and put it in a lighter body.

This means combining the two ideals from the two most capable 911s out there – the lightweight track-focused GT3 and the 2.5 second 0-60mph road-going speed freak Turbo S. The result of this is what many would argue as the ultimate 911 – the second fastest production car around the Nurburgring, only just losing out to the new Lamborghini Aventador SVJ.

The Weissach Pack is a further weight saving option, which lowers the car’s 1,470kg (with a full tank of fuel) bulk by 30kg through various carbon-fibre and titanium parts.

So, as stated previously, if you have half a million dollars or more to spend on a car, consider putting in a bid. Just make sure you take it to the track once and a while. The GT2 RS will not disappoint.

Images and video courtesy of Bring a Trailer.

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