Porsche might have stolen the show with its new '992' 911 Carrera S in Los Angeles, but it hasn't given up on the current-generation car quite yet.
Just 200 examples will be built and, if you hadn't guessed from the livery, ankle-breaking splitter and giant wing, the GT2 RS Clubsport isn't road legal – the 'standard' GT2 RS already fills that role. Power comes from the same 3.8-litre twin-turbo flat-six engine used in the road car, hooked up to a seven-speed PDK transmission feeding the rear wheels.
Those wheels are now 310mm wide, centre-locking race units, behind which hide 390mm front and 380mm rear brake discs. The brakes are actually on separate circuits, allowing drivers to individually adjust them using a brake balancer bar.
Although the regular GT2 RS wasn't heavy, the rear wing, roof, bonnet and boot lid are all made of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic. Those savings are somewhat offset by a 115L FIA racing fuel tank, welded-in roll cage, air jacking system, and plumbed-in fire extinguisher.
The GT2 RS Clubsport is all business inside, where the regular instrument binnacle has been subbed for a Cosworth display with data logging, and the standard wheel has been swapped for a removable unit.
Emergency cut-off switches and shortcut switches for the traction, stability and brake management systems have been installed on the dash, too.
“For the upcoming years, our customers will not only race the GT2 RS Clubsport on track days but also at international motor racing events,” said Frank-Steffen Walliser, VP of Porsche motorsport and GT cars.
All that race-ready goodness doesn't come cheap, with a starting price of €405,000 ($630,300) before taxes in Europe. Deliveries are set to start in May 2019, with Porsche hosting 'exclusive' events for customers.