The 'Ring-Friendly Manthey 911 GT2 RS MR Upgrades Cost Nearly €100k

The modifications needed to put the Porsche 911 GT2 RS back on top at the Nurburgring have been detailed
The 'Ring-Friendly Manthey 911 GT2 RS MR Upgrades Cost Nearly €100k

A few weeks ago, Porsche sort of reclaimed the production car Nurburgring lap record. We say ‘sort of’ because to beat a stock Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, the 911 GT2 RS used for the effort had to be modified.

Manthey Racing - which Porsche AG owns 51 per cent of - did the work, creating a ‘GT2 RS MR’ in the process. Porsche neglected to go into specifics about what had been changed at the time, but now we know all the juicy details. Motor1 had a chat with Manthey to find out more.

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Eagle-eyed Porsche fans might have noticed that the MR’s aero package is slightly different to the one fitted to the standard car. And sure enough, the fettled RS has a new front splitter, rear diffuser, flaps and a rear wing complete with fresh end plates.

The suspension was a custom job that included the fitting of race-derived springs, while on the braking front, the car was given new pads and stainless steel lines.

The 'Ring-Friendly Manthey 911 GT2 RS MR Upgrades Cost Nearly €100k

All of this adds up to quite a tidy sum. In Germany, the mods will set you back €77,244, and if you want the same fancy magnesium wheels used by the record car, that inflates to €95,094 (£85,000).

Or, you could spec your GT2 RS with Porsche’s new Clubsport package, which includes a roll cage and is a no-cost option. Happy days!



Doesn’t actually cost a lot more than the svj (without he wheels)

12/13/2018 - 12:32 |
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Chewbacca_buddy (McLaren squad)(VW GTI Clubsport)(McLaren 60

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

The Aventador SVJ starts around $530k with options pushing it north of $600k

12/14/2018 - 01:58 |
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German Perfectionist

Haha, Car Throttle app still showed the comment section of the last post until I hit refresh… But the comments actually fit here as well 😂

12/13/2018 - 12:32 |
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RWB Dude

Its worth it imo

12/13/2018 - 13:15 |
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Turns out, wind tunnels cost a lot to rent. If you want to make an already fast Porsche even faster, you need a wind tunnel at this point, so costs will be very high… Especially since Porsche cars these days can barely be improved by suspension tweaks and stuff, almost all of the attention in modding them for racing goes into the aerodynamics, which are the single biggest expense on any race car these days.

12/13/2018 - 16:33 |
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Chewbacca_buddy (McLaren squad)(VW GTI Clubsport)(McLaren 60

In reply to by Melons

Literally just point a fan at a car in a garage and have some streamers on a stick. Wind tunnel on a budget ;)

12/14/2018 - 01:59 |
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Ryan L.

are they just going to take off things to “save weight”

12/17/2018 - 19:52 |
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