Porsche launches limited edition 911 GT2 RS 25 Clubsport
Only 30 of these extreme racing models will be built
In a move to celebrate Manthey Racing’s 25th anniversary, Porsche, in conjunction with the motorsport company, has created the distinct 911 GT2 RS Clubsport 25 (CS 25).
Founded in 1996 by ex-DTM racing driver Olaf Manthey, Manthey Racing is a German-based motorsport outfit that has enjoyed sports car endurance racing success. Much of this was achieved running the Porsche 911, a feat that led to Porsche purchasing a 51% majority stake in the company in 2013.
The vehicle is for track days and circuit racing. It draws inspiration from Manthey’s racing 911 GT3 R, a green and yellow creation dubbed “Grello”.
The Clubsport 25 has a wider track and redesigned bodywork. It also acts as a bridge between the last 991 series and the new 992 range through a clever fusion of some components, such as a larger swan-neck rear wing and tail lights used in the new 911 GT3 Cup.
Powered by a 3.8l flat-six twin-turbo engine producing 515kW through a seven-speed Porsche dual-clutch gearbox (PDK), it adopts some vehicle components and elements from Porsche racing cars.
A redesigned carbon fibre front lid with two large vents separated by a centre divider also funnels hot air over the roof to the rear wing and, in a new cooling concept, radiators in the wheel arches improve the direct airflow to the front brakes while flared wheel arches with vertical vents dispel hot exhaust air quicker.
The 911 GT2 RS Clubsport 25 also features 18-inch rims with central locking.
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