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Porsche Sells Out the 911 GT2 RS

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On: Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 4:56PM | By: Chris Weiss

Porsche Sells Out the 911 GT2 RS

When your car is described as the "fastest and most powerful road-going sports car ever built in the history of Porsche," you wouldn't figure that you'd have much trouble selling it. And indeed Porsche hasn't had any problems selling the car that it describes that way—the 911 GT2 RS, which it introduced in the spring. The car made its auto show debut two months ago, and thanks to pre-ordering, all 500 models have already been spoken for. Eager car fans hoping to brush their knuckles across that contrasting matte black hood will have to do so on someone else's GT2 RS.

People clearly weren't shy about spending $245,000 on the 3,020-lb, 620-hp GT2 RS. Detailed in May and debuted at the Moscow auto show in late August, the GT2 RS is powered by a twin-turbochared 3.6-liter V6 boxer. Shifting is provided by a six-speed manual box. Other upgraded equipment on the GT2 RS includes Porsche Composite Ceramic Brakes and new 245/35 ZR 19 (front) and 325/30 ZR 19 (rear) tires.

The GT2 RS circled Nürburgring in just 7:18. It hits 60 mph in 3.4 seconds and has a listed top speed of 205 mph. Thanks to its lightweight design, the GT2 RS cuts fuel consumption and emissions by five percent over the 911 GT2.

Visual enhancements include carbon fiber components, wide, light-alloy wheels, and GT2 RS badging around the doors and trunk. Inside touches like two-piece carbon fiber-reinforced plastic sports seats and lightweight door panels with fabric straps keep things light and functional.

Porsche didn't get too detailed about the customers who dropped a quarter mil on the new model, but alluded to the fact that some celebrities are among the 500 buyers. The company did just a tad of name dropping when talking to Inside Line: "People like Jerry Seinfeld are some of our best customers when it comes to these special cars."

It's been a good week for limited edition cars. The Neiman Marcus Camaro Convertible also sold out in record time this week. All 100 $75,000 examples were cleaned off the proverbial shelves in just three minutes.

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