Porsche has confirmed it will build an all-new race car based on the 911 GT2 RS, which is poised to be among the first cars eligible in SRO Motorsport Group’s new GT2 platform.
Unveiled Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport will feature the same 700-horsepower, 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine from the road-going model.
It is set to share a number of components from the recently announced Porsche 935, which was in turn based on the road-going 911 GT2 RS, coupled with a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox and safety cage.
Priced at 405,000 Euros plus taxes, the GT2 RS Clubsport will be limited to 200 units, with deliveries set to begin in May.
As reported by Sportscar365, the German manufacturer had been planning to roll out a car to SRO GT2 specification, with the GT2 RS Clubsport having been spied testing on numerous occasions this year.
Head of Porsche Motorsport Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser confirmed talks with SRO, although hasn’t outright announced the car’s eligibility for 2019.
“For the upcoming years, our customers will not only race the GT2 RS Clubsport on track days but also at international motor racing events, said Walliser.
“We are currently holding very productive talks with the race organizer SRO.”
Details on SRO’s GT2 plans are still limited, other than founder and CEO Stephane Ratel revealing to Sportscar365 plans of holding a launch race during the Total 24 Hours of Spa weekend in July.
Ratel said he has three manufacturers already committed to the platform, with up to six possible by 2020, the year of its planned integrated into the Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe, America and Asia series.