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Porsche Pulls It's Best Punch Yet: GT2 RS. And Now Speed Is Scared…

Official details and photos have been released on the upcoming
Porsche GT2 RS, which will be unveiled to the public on August 25 at the Moscow auto show.

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It will produce staggering numbers except for the number of GT2 RS available: 500. Horsepower: 620 (90 more than 911 GT2). Weight loss versus the 911 GT2 will
be a substantial 70 kg. That power rating will make this the most potent Porsche road car in
history. Don't discount the achievement of squeezing every drop of power from a 3.6 liter boxer engine, with much credited to the
twin turbochargers.

The details:

The car will weigh a mere 3,020 lb (1,370 kilograms), giving it a
power to weight ratio of 4.9 lbs (2.21 kg) per horsepower, and rides on
245/35 ZR 19 tires at the front and 325/30 ZR 19 for the rear axle. It
will come with anti-roll bars and Porsche Adaptive Suspension Management
(PASM).

It's time on the Nürburgring's Nordschleife track: 7 minutes and 18
seconds. 0 to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds (0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds), 0 to
200 km/h in just 9.8 seconds, and 0 to 300 km/h in 28.9 seconds. Top
speed: 205 mph or 330 km/h.

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To shed weight, Porsche makes use of carbon-fiber-reinforced (CFR)
components, such as the CFR plastic for the bucket seats.

"GT2 RS" tags are placed on the doors and rear lid to distinguish the
car too.

The car will be available in North America starting in October 2010. The Euro base price is €199,500. Including VAT and
national specifications/equipment the new 911 GT2 RS will retail in
Germany at a price of €237,578.  For the Canadian market pricing starts at
$297,000.

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Why get hung up on a model year when you want the model?

Having been in the auto business for a number of years now, it is still interesting to see that people who want to buy a car are more concerned about the year than the car.  Especially around the time that the new models arrive (right now), it is typical to hear that someone is 'waiting'.  Fact is the newness wears off quickly and the experience takes over.

While I can't tell you exactly how much the knob moved over to the right on the stereo between a '01 and a '06 Jetta, I can relate the driving experience of a Cayman to a Boxster. It seems comparing would be more relevant for the new owner or that having the '09 Routan will be just as gratifying as the '10 without the wait.

Knowing that car purchases are emotional, it seems interesting that people try to add logic around a model year as much as the payment.  Driving a car should be a real enjoyment in addition to a daily necessity to get from point A to point B.  Think about it: the photos from your travels will end up being more important than the day your call came off the production line.

One of things I believe we do better than anyone else is connect with our customers.  It's always been about the experience long after the window sticker falls off and the 34th scratch is on the car, not that you're counting.

Just remember that your car is part of your life and while you may want to celebrate it's birthday, age is not as important as fun, model years are not as important as pride in ownership and having the right car for you is ultimately more important than the registration sticker.

Drive fun Calgary!

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