Porsche has quietly announced a new Club Sport Package for the 911 GT2 RS that’s only available in Europe.
Nearly everything the company says right now is hyping the upcoming 2019 Porsche 911, but quietly announced yesterday was a new package for the 911 GT2 RS that turns it into a true FIA-certified racer.
It’s called the Club Sport Package, and it’s only available in Europe. We’re not entirely sure why since the GT2 RS is definitely sold in North America as well as other parts of the world. Evidently, Porsche is aiming to maintain a death-grip on the race-loving population of the old continent before it even considers a place like the new world.
The good news, if you live in Europe, is that the Club Sport Package is an absolutely free upgrade. You can opt for a Club Sport Package on or off at no additional charge in either configuration.
What you get with the Package is a bunch of safety equipment that makes driving the fastest Porsche ever made just a little less likely to kill you.
To start, there’s a big black rollcage bolted onto the floor just behind the front seats. This uses up what little space existed behind the front seats, so if you were used to storing your golf clubs back there (or should we say golf club) then you’ll have to use your other Porsche.
Along with the rollcage comes a few other race-oriented safety features, including a lightweight fire extinguisher with mounting bracket, a 6-point racing harness, and a battery disconnect switch for when you’re not at the track.
There are absolutely no changes to the powertrain, but then, why would you need any? The 911 GT2 RS is already the most powerful 911 on the road with 700 hp from its 3.8-L twin-turbo flat-six engine. Zero to sixty is done in just 2.7 seconds on its way to a top speed of 700 mph.
Those sorts of numbers make a rollcage and safety harness sound like a good investment. Too bad you can’t get them here in North America.