Surprise: 700-hp Porsche GT2 RS debuts with ‘Forza Motorsport 7’ at E3

Surprise: 700-hp Porsche GT2 RS debuts with ‘Forza Motorsport 7’ at E3

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2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series Photo 3

If you needed any more reason to believe that driving video games are a huge part of this industry, look no further than Porsche at the Electronics Entertainment Expo, aka E3, in Los Angeles this weekend. There, not Frankfurt or Shanghai, is where the company revealed its latest and most powerful 911 ever, the GT2 RS. It will be the cover car for “Forza Motorsport 7” on Project Scorpio, Xbox One and PC. Forza is a Microsoft series, hence the lack of Sony PlayStation support.

The rear-wheel-drive 2018 GT2 RS will get a 700-hp version of the 911 Turbo’s 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six. In the just revealed 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series, it sends power to all four wheels, good for a 2.8-second sprint time. The GT2 is rear-wheel drive only, but with the extra power, we’d guess it’ll be close to that time, if not a little better.

“Forza Motorsport 7” will feature the GT2 RS, in addition to more than 700 (!) other cars “including the largest selection of Lamborghinis, Porsches and Ferraris ever assembled.” It also comes with 30 “racing environments,” which we think means tracks, as well as dynamic weather and 4K support for ultra HD TVs. Check out the launch trailer below, and stay tuned as we get more details on the new 911 GT2 RS.