New track-only Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport 25 special edition launched

The hardcore Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport 25 celebrates Manthey-Racing’s 25th anniversary

Porsche has unveiled an extensively modified, track-only version of its 911 GT2 RS. Called the Clubsport 25, the special edition has been built to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Manthey Racing - a Porsche-owned race team that competes with GT3 and GTE-spec 911s.

Based on the outgoing 991-generation model, the Clubsport 25 takes the already blistering performance of the GT2 RS to new heights, with a selection of bespoke mechanical and aero upgrades.

The 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged flat-six motor is unchanged from the base car, and sends 690bhp to the rear wheels through a seven-speed PDK gearbox. However, the rest of the car has received a comprehensive going-over, starting with a reworked aero package. 

The front end of the Clubsport 25 has been completely redesigned for improved cooling and added downforce. The front bumper features a large carbon fibre splitter and canards for more aero grip, while a centrally mounted radiator provides better engine cooling.

This setup also allows the removal of two radiators either side of the front grille, which make way for brake cooling ducts. Deep bonnet vents, inspired by Manthey’s GT3 R racer, help channel hot air over the roof and to the rear wing, and a small central NACA duct provides cabin ventilation. High-power racing headlamps also feature.

Elsewhere, large vertical openings behind the front wheels extract high-pressure air for extra downforce, and aero-optimised carbon fibre door mirrors have been borrowed from the GT3 R. The side vents ahead of the rear arches have been split into a two-part air inlet, and the wheel arches have grown to accommodate a wider track. 

At the rear, the GT2 RS Clubsport 25 adopts a new, larger rear wing with ‘swan-neck’ supports, as found on the latest GT3. The rear deck now features a wide, hooded ducktail and additional air vents, which improve airflow around the engine bay.

The lower bumper has also been extended with a redesigned diffuser and a new exhaust system, which features centralised shotgun tailpipes. A rain light, borrowed from the 992 GT3 Cup car, has been integrated into the rear bumper.

The paint scheme of the car is inspired by Manthey’s GT3 R machine, with a smattering of green accents drawing from the green and yellow livery of its race-winning counterpart.

Under the skin, the GT2 RS Clubsport 25 shares suspension components with Porsche’s 935 tribute car, also based on a GT2 RS. Centre lock racing wheels have also been fitted, along with the 935’s electronic control systems, carbon fibre steering wheel and an FIA-spec roll cage.

The Clubsport 25 special edition is limited to just 30 units, each priced from €525,000 - equivalent at current exchange rates to a price of around £447,000.

Click here for our list of the best track day cars...

Recommended

New Porsche 911 GT3 RS spotted undisguised
Porsche 911 GT3 RS testing - front/offside
News

New Porsche 911 GT3 RS spotted undisguised

The latest GT3 RS will be Porsche’s most extreme 911 to date
23 Jun 2022
New 2022 Porsche 911 Sport Classic revealed with £210k price tag
Porsche 911 Sport Classic - front action
Porsche 911

New 2022 Porsche 911 Sport Classic revealed with £210k price tag

Porsche pays homage to the 911 with a new Sport Classic packing the Turbo engine and a manual gearbox
27 Apr 2022
Used Porsche 911 (991, 2011-2019) review
Used Porsche 911 - front
Porsche 911

Used Porsche 911 (991, 2011-2019) review

A full used buyer’s guide on the Porsche 911 covering the 991 model that was on sale between 2011 and 2019
27 Apr 2022
New 2023 Porsche 911 spotted with minimal camouflage
2023 Porsche 911 spyshot 1
Porsche 911

New 2023 Porsche 911 spotted with minimal camouflage

Latest generation of Porsche’s legendary 911 sports car will receive a facelift next year
25 Mar 2022

Most Popular

Range Rover vs Bentley Bentayga: 2022 twin test review
Range Rover vs Bentley Bentayga - both cars front tracking
Car group tests

Range Rover vs Bentley Bentayga: 2022 twin test review

All-new Range Rover takes on Bentley Bentayga in luxury SUV face-off
2 Jul 2022
How to find the cheapest petrol and diesel near you
Diesel pump
Tips & advice

How to find the cheapest petrol and diesel near you

Cheap fuel is hard to come by in the UK at the moment but there are ways that you can minimise what you pay for petrol and diesel
1 Jul 2022
All-electric MG 4 to launch in September
MG4 - front static
News

All-electric MG 4 to launch in September

MG says the new MG 4 will be the first in a series of models using MSP architecture
4 Jul 2022