New Porsche 911: here's how much you'll pay in South Africa

  • New Porsche 911: here's how much you'll pay in South Africa

New Porsche 911: here's how much you'll pay in South Africa

In terms of braking, the Clubsport gets six-piston aluminium monobloc racing callipers on the front axle and four-piston callipers at the rear, similar to the GT2 RS However, unlike the road auto, the brake discs are steel rather than ceramic, and smaller in this application, measuring 390 mm at the front and 380 mm at the rear.

According to the Porsche SA website, prices start at R1 708 000 for the Carrera S and R1 797 000 for the Carrera 4S, assuming you're satisfied with a three-year Drive Plan, but you'll have to add another R50 000 to those figures if you want the five-year plan.

"We are now holding very productive talks with the race organizer SRO", Porsche's head of GT motorsport and GT road cars, Frank-Steffen Walliser, said in a statement.

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.

Both the Carrera S and 4S pack a 3.0-liter twin-turbo boxer six producing 443 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque.

While you may lament at the downgraded brakes, keep in mind that the Clubsport weighs just 1,390 kg, which is about 80 kg less than the road auto.

A roll cage has been welded in and the single carbon fiber racing seat from Recaro has been fitted with a 6-point safety harness.

The new Porsche 911 also has an anti-collision assistance system and brake-assist function as standard.

Those wheels are now 310mm wide, centre-locking race units, behind which hide 390mm front and 380mm rear brake discs.

Anyone interested in securing one of the cars should contact Porsche's motorsport department.