2022 911 GT2 RS CS 25
The newest exhibit in the Garage 9:11 collection is a Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport 25. Created to mark the 25th anniversary of collaboration between Porsche Motorsport and racing partner Manthey-Racing, this is the rarest Porsche of recent years, with a total of just 30 units produced. To date, there is no information available about this car being presented to the public or the media, so the founder of the collection, Aurelijus Rusteika, is inviting you to become acquainted with this rare piece of technology – only six units went to North America, but a large share of them were sent to Asia, leaving only a dozen or so in Europe.
The car is a track-only special and has everything you need for racing. All you have to do is put on your helmet, press the start button on the left side of the steering wheel to wake up the beast crouching behind you, and drive the car onto the track. Can an ordinary driver handle a car like this or will it only obey a very experienced racer?
“In order to make their sports cars accessible to as wide a circle of drivers as possible, Porsche began improving their grip,” says Aurelijus Rusteika, adding, “Earlier GT2 models were called ‘widow-makers’ because they were difficult for less experienced drivers to control, resulting in a lot of accidents. Recent GT2 and GT3 models have become easier to handle, safer. For example, I’ve never spun out on the track with my GT2 Clubsport. It runs like it’s on rails – the limited slip differential works imperceptibly but reliably. So I think the new model will be just as safe. Of course, not everyone should get behind the wheel, but it’s fine for a driver who has at least some racing experience.”
The car’s technical specs are impressive: a six-cylinder rear-mounted 3.8-litre engine that puts out 700 hp. All this power is transmitted through a seven-speed PDK gearbox. Like other cars in the Clubsport series, it has an adjustable sport suspension with Porsche Stability Management (PSM) and carbon-fibre bodywork.
The car has improved aerodynamics, with wide ducts on the front apron that cool the front-mounted radiators. The radiator position has been moved towards the centre so as to protect the cooling system in the event of a collision. Wide side ducts have been added to increase rear downforce.
The interior of the car is minimalistic and very similar to that of the GT2 RS Clubsport. It has a single seat, a roll cage, and a control unit on the front panel.
According to Aurelijus Rusteika, this car has a number of innovations that will only be put in future GT2 and GT3 models. He thinks this is a little secret that the manufacturer has only revealed to 30 drivers.
The car’s livery features a smattering of neon green accents that highlight its functional aerodynamics and were inspired by Manthey’s GT3 R — dubbed “Grello” by Nürburgring fans because of its colour scheme.
Like the other exhibits, this car will be donated to the public institution’s collection, which will be open to the public. Lithuanian petrolheads can be proud that their country also has one of these unique cars.
3.8-litre six-cylinder twin-turbo
7-speed, PDK gearbox
700 hp @ 7,000 rpm
1 380 kg