GT2 RS Weissach on Bring-A-Trailer is the Ultimate Driver’s Porsche

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Porsche 911 GT2 RS is one of the world’s most track capable street cars, but it comes with a big price.

Car & Driver has been holding their annual Lightning Lap competition for more than a decade, but this year, the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Weissach Pack ran the quickest lap at Virginia International Raceway of any car to ever participate in the magazine’s track shootout. The 911 beat a long list of incredible performance cars to set the new record for the Lightning Lap competition, including the C7 Corvette ZR1, the Lamborghini Huracan Performante, the Dodge Viper ACR and many other supercars.

So, while looking through Porsche listings on Bring-A-Trailer, we stumbled across a 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Weissach with just 151 miles on the odometer, and just had to talk about it, and for more reasons that just its outright speed.

Porsche 911 GT2 RS Front Corner

The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS is powered by a 3.8-liter, twin turbocharged flat-six Boxer engine that delivers a whopping 700 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque, with a 7-speed PDK transmission sending that power towards the rear wheels.

This particular 911 GT2 RS features a long list of options that includes the Weissach Package, the extended-range fuel tank, magnesium wheels with a center-locking hub, a front-axle lift system, the smokers package, a Bose sound system, the Chrono Package, the Porsche Dynamic Light System and a leather interior with black and red trim. In short, it’s well specced, but it’s the Weissach Pack that makes this latest RS so special.

The Weissach Package adds then huge carbon fiber wing out back, carbon fiber anti-roll bars, carbon fiber end links, carbon fiber shift paddles, carbon fiber steering wheel trim, package-specific logos on the headrests and a Weissach dash plaque. This package cuts about 40 pounds from the curb weight of the GT2 RS, making an already insane performance car even better.

 

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This particular 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Weissach is being sold on Bring-A-Trailer by a luxury auto dealership in Florida. The dealership acquired the car from the original buyer with 80 miles on the odometer and since then, 71 miles have been added, leading to a total current mileage of just 151 miles. This car is practically new, so the winning bidder is going to drive away with supercar that has barely been broken in.

As you might imagine, acquiring one of the world’s most track-capable street cars doesn’t come cheap. Bidding well exceeded the original window sticker,which was $336,860 when new, which, to us, is a shame. However, we understand that when it comes to high-performance Porsches, demand seemingly always outweighs supply.

So the winner is paying hefty premium, but, then again, it’s a freaking GT2 RS Weissach, so we imagine that it will be well worth the money. Now, to that new owner: take your GT2 RS for a drive! As Ferry Porsche once said, “Porsches are meant to be driven, not polished.”

 

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"Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500," says Patrick Rall, a lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years. "He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car – a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16 while I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

"Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group. While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

"Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never “work” a day in your life," adds Rall, who has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now automotive journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular auto websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

"I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

"My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

"Being based on Detroit," says Rall, "I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit's Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.

Rall can be contacted at [email protected]

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