The reinforced bodyshell of the
new 911 GT2 RS contains a highly
resilient passenger cell which
offers exceptional crash protection,
whilst still ensuring the vehicle
remains lightweight. A system of
longitudinal and transverse mem-
bers, patented by Porsche, is
used at the front. In the event of a
collision, this distributes the forces
and minimises deformation of the
passenger cell. An extremely rigid
bulkhead cross-member made from
super high-strength steel absorbs
impact forces from the front
longitudinal members to protect both front footwells. Reinforced
doors contribute to the overall
rigidity of the car. In the event
of a front impact, an additional
load path is used to channel ener-
gy through the upper part of the
bodyshell and thus further protect
the passenger cell. Easily replace-
able collision elements protect
the bodyshell in minor accidents.
The high proportion of aluminium
alloys and high-strength steel
used contributes towards the
good power-to-weight ratio of
the 911 GT2 RS.
Driver and passenger airbags.
In the 911 GT2 RS, the airbag
technology has been adapted for
the car. The full-size front airbags
are activated in t wo stages
depending on the seriousness and
type of accident (e.g. frontal or
diagonal from the front). In low-
speed collisions, the airbag is
only partially inflated, thereby mini-
mising discomfort to occupants.
Porsche Side Impact Protection
The standard POSIP system con-
sists of side impact protection
in the doors and side airbags for
the head. The large volume of the
airbags provides protection over
the whole seat-adjustment range.
Padded elements on the door
panels also protect the occupants.
The optional sports bucket seats
and adaptive sports seats have
a thorax airbag instead of the pad-
Other safet y features in the new
911 GT2 RS are the headrests
integrated in the seat backs, a
safety steering column, three-point
seat belts in red with belt height
adjustment, belt tensioner and belt
force limiter, energy absorbing
structures in the dashboard and
fire resistant materials throughout
The instruments in the new
911 GT2 RS are designed for
pure sports performance. They
provide quickly accessible infor-
mation and are ergonomic and
clearly visible – just like the rev
counter with a titanium blue dial
located in the centre of the five
round instruments. The instru-
ment needles and dial markings
are coloured yellow. For optimum
acceleration, the gearshift indica-
tor is located in the rev counter.
The integrated on-board compu-
ter provides you with information
on boost pressure, average fuel
consumption, speed and distance
lef t to travel.
The materials used in the interior
meet the demands placed
on a thoroughbred racing car.
Alcantara, for example, which
offers exceptional grip and
So red Alcantara has been used
wherever there is hand contact.
On the steering wheel, gear lever,
handbrake lever and the door
handles. Also on the arm rests
in the door panels, the storage
compartment lid in the central
console, the roof lining and the
centre of the seats.
It provides a sport y contrast with
the otherwise predominant colour
in the interior: pure black.This sporting trend continues
with a material that is typical of
motorsport: carbon. The standard
lightweight bucket seats are made
from carbon and are covered in
leather/Alcantara. The badges on
the dashboard and the door sills
have a carbon finish and bear the
At no extra cost a black leather
trim with either red or black
Alcantara is available.
The three-spoke GT2 RS steering
wheel has manual reach and
height adjustment. It is upholstered
in Alcantara to ensure a good grip.
A striking feature is the yellow top
centre marking on the steering
Lightweight bucket seats.
Fit ted as standard in the new
911 GT2 RS are lightweight carbon
bucket seats (page 32). They are
designed to provide exceptionally
good side support and feature
manual fore/aft adjustment. In
place of a thorax airbag, the door
panels have no storage pocket and
are padded. The lightweight bucket
seats together weigh only about
20 kg – for a noticeable weight
reduction. The seats are covered
with black leather with the seat
centres in red Alcantara.
Sports bucket seats.
Available as an option are sports
bucket seats (page 32) with a
folding backrest, integrated thorax
airbag and manual fore/aft adjust-
ment. The backrest shell is made
from glass and carbon-fibre
reinforced plastic with a carbon
surface. Depending on the
trim, the seats are covered in
leather/Alcantara in black/red
Adaptive sports seats.
Available as a no-cost option in
the new 911 GT2 RS are adaptive
sports seats with thorax airbag
(page 32). They feature electric
fore/aft, height and seat squab
angle adjustment and the side
bolsters on the seat and backrest
can be adjusted individually.
For the perfect fit to provide
side support when cornering
and greater comfort on straight
stretches. Depending on the
trim, the seats are covered with
leather/Alcantara in black/red
Completely free space.
Now also on the inside.