Aero, Aero, and More Aero: The Porsche 911 GT2RS MR

GT2RS MR Cover
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If you thought the Porsche 911 GT2RS was enough of a record breaker, think again. If you thought the Porsche 911 GT2RS was enough of a neck breaker, think again. If you think the Porsche 911 GT2RS was limited enough, think again. Presenting the Porsche 911 GT2RS MR, the car you get “when extreme isn’t extreme enough.”

991 GT2RS RS Report
Manthey Racing (MR) was started by Olaf Manthey back in 1996. Naturally, he set up shop near the Nürburgring, arguably one of the most influential and challenging race tracks in the world. He focused mainly on Porsche race cars, and entered the Porsche Carrera Cup through his self made team, Manthey Racing. With 4 years of winning the Porsche Carrera Cup, not counting 24 hours of Le Mans or 24 hours of Nürburgring, Manthey Racing gained much credibility in the Motorsport world.

GT2RS Interior
Fast forward 23 years, and he and his team got their hands on the Porsche GT2RS. As if it wasn’t already fast enough around the Nürburgring with a record breaking time of 6:47.25, Manthey Racing now offers the MR package for the Porsche GT2RS. With this $106,814 package, the lap time drops to just 6:40.33. To achieve with blisteringly fast lap time, you get a set of aerodynamic upgrades, stiffer suspension, and a little bit of black magic. There is so much downforce, that you need custom end-plates and brackets on the rear wing to keep the car from literally crushing itself.

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At the front, the addition of 4 canards and an enlarged front splitter help “attack” the air far more aggressively than the “standard” GT2RS. If you optioned your GT2RS with the Weissach package and paid the $46,552 premium for the wondrous weight saving magnesium wheels, make sure you have an eBay account because with the MR package, you get even lighter and more aerodynamic magnesium wheels. The wheels come with an optional aero cover which can coke in Satin Black, Brilliant Silver, Platinum Silver, or Gold. To support these wheels, the package comes with adjustable racing springs.

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Even though this car is so much faster than the standard 911 GT2RS, the same 700 horsepower 3.8L twin turbo Flat 6 is found in the engine bay. To slow this insanely fast car, Manthey Racing has provided new brakes and a brake line set with a stainless steel woven braid. With all of these upgrades, the Porsche 911 GT2RS MR achieved a 6:40.33 lap time around the Nürburgring. With the Manthey Racing Package, you get the true successor to the 997 GT2RS, a real hypercar killer.

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Author: Ken Beainy

I like cars.

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